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Videonet Connected TV Awards

Celebrating stand-out innovation and leadership

Awards dinner: Wednesday 18 March 2020

The Videonet Connected TV Awards are back, focused 100% on the television marketplace and showcasing world-leading innovation by platform operators, channel owners and broadcasters, streaming service providers, media buyers and, of course, the technology vendors that underpin their success.

These awards are organised by Videonet magazine, part of Mediatel Events, and are a genuine meritocracy. Anyone - large or small, established or start-up - can win based purely on their achievements. The Videonet Connected TV Awards will be hosted at Connected TV World Summit on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

The Videonet Connected TV Awards will be hosted in the evening of Wednesday 18 March during the Connected TV World Summit at an exclusive venue in central London.

To view the entry guide and top tips from the judges click here.

Final entry deadline: Friday 8 November 2019

Shortlist to be announced: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Contact details:

If you have any questions or comments about the Videonet Connected TV Awards 2020, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Categories and judging
John Moulding, Editor-in-Chief, Videonet and Awards Chair
john.moulding@mediatelevents.com

Awards ceremony – tables/sponsorship/sales
Katrina Coyne, Business Development Director, Mediatel Events
katrina.coyne@mediatelevents.com

Awards ceremony – logistics
Harsha McArdle, Event Manager
harsha@mediatelevents.com

Awards pricing:

If you are submitting multiple categories contact us and we can arrange a discounted rate.

  • 1 entry: £299.00 + VAT
  • 2 entries: £550.00 + VAT
  • 3 entries: £750.00 + VAT
  • 4 entries: £950.00 + VAT

Qualifying dates for solutions being entered

To qualify for these awards, the technology/solution/process being entered must have been publicly announced/launched by Friday 8 November 2019 or, if not publicly announced, must be in beta trials, friendly user trials or in live/commercial use by Friday 8 November 2019. If the solution has not been revealed publicly, and is being submitted by a vendor, we will seek confirmation of its use/existence from at least one customer. A public announcement or launch means that the existence of the product was communicated to the industry, perhaps in the form of product marketing materials, press releases, a public demonstration at an exhibition or customer event, or revelations during an investor or analyst call.

Categories

1 The Premium TV Award

2 Excellence in Data Analytics, AI or ML

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3 Game-Changing Advertising Technology

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4 Contribution to Streaming Video Excellence

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5 Advancing the TV User Experience

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6 The Advertising Leadership Award

7 Customer Premise Innovation

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8 Protecting Content and its Value

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9 Outstanding Contribution to Operational Efficiency

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10 Lifetime Television Industry Achievement Award

11 The Videonet Grand Prix

Judges

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    Ben Lavender

    CPO, DAZN

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    Roma Kojima

    Senior Director, OTT Video (CBC Gem), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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    Dan Fahy

    VP Commercial and Content Distribution, Viacom International Media Networks

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    Sion Wynn Jones

    Director of Product, YouView

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    William Cooper

    Founder and Chief Executive, informitv

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    Janine Smith

    Head of Digital, ITV

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    Colin Phillips

    IPTV and CPE Solutions Architect, BT

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    Erwan Nedellec

    Orange Referent Expert and Senior Expert on TV Technical Solutions, Orange

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    Benjamin Schwarz

    Consultant, CToic Consulting

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    Anna-Maria Vujinovic

    Director Digital and Business Development, Tech and Data, RTL

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    Thomas Helbo

    CTO and SVP Technology, Tele2

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    David Price

    Principal, Scala Advisors

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    Anette Schaefer

    Managing Director, BIG Picture

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    Michael Roedel

    Head of TV Experience and Design , Vodafone Group

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    Ian Nock

    Managing Director and Founder, Fairmile West

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    Steven Hawley

    Principal Analyst and Consultant, tvstrategies

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    Mathias Berg

    COO, TV4 Group and Head of Business Unit Advertising, Bonnier Broadcasting

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    Jeff Eales

    Director of Systems & Development, Sky

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    Jean-Paul Edwards

    Chief Product Development Officer, OMD EMEA

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    Paola Colombo

    General Manager, Adtech and Business Development, Publitalia ’80

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    John Moulding

    Editor-in-Chief, Videonet

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Ben Lavender

CPO, DAZN


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Roma Kojima

Senior Director, OTT Video (CBC Gem), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


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Dan Fahy

VP Commercial and Content Distribution, Viacom International Media Networks

Dan Fahy is Vice President, Commercial and Content Distribution for Viacom International Media Networks, and leads commercial and content distribution initiatives for Viacom’s UK, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe region, taking in the UK, Nordic, Central Eastern Europe and Russia territories. Viacom International Media Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. is comprised of many of the world's most popular entertainment brands including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Paramount Networks. Viacom International Media Networks also owns UK Public Service Broadcaster Channel 5, Telefe in Argentina and COLORS in India. Dan’s responsibilities span the network’s pay TV partnerships, free to air distribution, and commercial and business development.


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Sion Wynn Jones

Director of Product, YouView


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William Cooper

Founder and Chief Executive, informitv

Founder of the independent consultancy informitv, William provides thought leadership and advises clients around the world on strategy and implementation around broadband and broadcast convergence, where the internet meets television. His clients range from small start-ups to major multinationals. Previously, as head of interactive at BBC Broadcast, William operationally managed the successful launch and delivery of landmark interactive services on satellite, terrestrial and cable television across multiple channels and territories and oversaw the exponential growth of the BBC’s online services. William began his career as a broadcast journalist and has over 25 years of professional experience working in the television, video and digital media. He has a PhD in Communications from the Institute of Communications Studies at Leeds University, where he was one of their first researchers, specializing in ‘video literacy’. William is internationally recognised as a leading independent analyst and commentator on the television and online video sector. He is a regular judge of international industry awards and competitions, and has been producer, chair and speaker at over a hundred international conferences. He publishes the informitv Multiscreen Index, tracking trends in television services worldwide. He is also editor of the influential Connected Vision newsletter, which is available as a free subscription from informitv.com.


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Janine Smith

Head of Digital, ITV


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Colin Phillips

IPTV and CPE Solutions Architect, BT


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Erwan Nedellec

Orange Referent Expert and Senior Expert on TV Technical Solutions, Orange

Since 2009, Erwan has been involved as a technical leader within Orange, in adapting OTT TV services on CE devices like SmartTV, game consoles and Blu­ray players. He has more than 13 years of experience on home devices (residential gateway, STB, SmartTV, game consoles, Blu­Ray players), and TV services (both OTT and IPTV). He has also been involved in standardization bodies (UPnP, DLNA, OSGi). He was the co­editor of the UPnP IGD v2 specifications.


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Benjamin Schwarz

Consultant, CToic Consulting

As consultant, analyst and blogger, Ben is recognized as an international thought leader in the converging media space. He spent the first 10 years of his career in IT at Logica CMG as a developer and software expert. He then ran technology for a music start-up during the Internet bubble. Ben spent the next 10 years at Orange, first aligning strategy to a world with a nascent Internet, then running innovation programs and launching media services. For the last ten years, he has run his own company, CTO innovation Consulting, helping international clients with innovation, strategy, business modelling and technology. Ben has written many White Papers on content distribution and agility that intertwine a business and technology narrative. He manages communications for the Ultra HD Forum explaining innovation in next generation entertainment. For the last year Ben has been working on leveraging blockchain technology for multiple markets. He lives in Paris and his social media name is nebul2.


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Anna-Maria Vujinovic

Director Digital and Business Development, Tech and Data, RTL


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Thomas Helbo

CTO and SVP Technology, Tele2

Stofa is the second largest Danish service provider working within Cable TV and FTTH, and being a customer oriented CTO I have been part of the Stofa journey from a technical driven to a market driven organization. As part of my role I have been working with high growth and product development of popular services for many years. Stofa has a very innovative approach to new services and have been frontrunner in Europe, with launching a fully interactive STB in 2007 and multiscreen solutions in 2010. Experience within operations and management, good at creating high-preforming and enthusiastic teams. Focus on ensuring goals are set and tracking KPIs. Working with business critical operational objectives as well as revenue generation enhancements and cost savings has allowed me to critically prioritize what is most important for the business.


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David Price

Principal, Scala Advisors

David has driven transformational activities to deliver advanced technology in the TV and media industry since the transition to digital technology. His roles have included Founder and Board Member of the Ultra HD Forum, the VR Industry Forum and the DASH Industry Forum. He is past-President of the MPEG Industry Forum. David is an advisor to many TV, media and technology conferences around the world and currently holds a number of Board and Advisory positions in this sector. He is Principal at Scala Advisors LLC. David has driven aggressive top and bottom line growth as an executive in a number of leading communications technology companies. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Strategic Business Development, TV and Media at Ericsson, based in Silicon Valley, USA, and was a member of the executive team at Harmonic Inc, where he helped grow profitable revenues from less than $50m to over $500m. David was previously Vice-President with TV/COM International and prior to that, Vice President at M/A-COM Linkabit (Hughes).


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Anette Schaefer

Managing Director, BIG Picture


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Michael Roedel

Head of TV Experience and Design , Vodafone Group


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Ian Nock

Managing Director and Founder, Fairmile West

Founder of Fairmile West, providing Video Service and Consumer Device consultancy and professional services to the TV and Video services industry. 20+ years at the forefront of video service and consumer device strategy, technology, development and delivery, instrumental in many innovative multi-national TV, Video and Broadband businesses.


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Steven Hawley

Principal Analyst and Consultant, tvstrategies

Steve Hawley is founder, principal analyst and consultant for tvstrategies™ (Advanced Media Strategies LLC). tvstrategies is among the earliest pioneers in the broadband-delivered video and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) industry, and maintains a deep commitment to that industry. Mr Hawley provides consulting, program management services, subject matter expertise, and industry analysis relating to the systems, software and technologies that enable the secure delivery of digital and IP multiscreen video services to consumers. These services include live and time-shifted multichannel television, DVR, video on demand and other related interactive services that complement the TV experience. Areas of work and consultation experience include Program Management, Product Development, Industry Analysis, Intellectual Property, and Marketing.


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Mathias Berg

COO, TV4 Group and Head of Business Unit Advertising, Bonnier Broadcasting


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Jeff Eales

Director of Systems & Development, Sky

As Director of Systems & Development at Sky Media I develop and maintain the Linear TV, VOD & Online Sales Systems. I am one of the inventors of the systems that run the Sky AdSmart technology which had its full launch in January 2014. My team is now developing the systems to monetise the Sky GO VOD & linear platform as well as VOD on the set top box. I represent Sky Media on the boards of Clearcast and TAM Ireland.


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Jean-Paul Edwards

Chief Product Development Officer, OMD EMEA

Jean-Paul has been with OMD for 19 years. He founded Manning Gottlieb OMD’s Digital team in 1997, and led the agency Media Futures offering. He recently joined OMD EMEA to drive development of the network’s offering in a digitally led, data centric media environment. Outside of work Jean-Paul is kept busy by three children, he is a keen skier and reader across a wide range of embarrassingly geeky topics.


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Paola Colombo

General Manager, Adtech and Business Development, Publitalia ’80


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John Moulding

Editor-in-Chief, Videonet

John Moulding is Editor-in-Chief at Videonet, where he has been covering the evolution of multiscreen TV, connected TV and advanced advertising, among other things, since 2010. He has been reporting on television business and technology since 1999, when digital multichannel TV started to take root in Europe.


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