London, 21 March 2013 – Industry game-changers and innovators from around the globe have been acknowledged as the leaders in their field at the TV Connect Industry Awards. Telefónica Digital, Ericsson, Telekom Malaysia and ZTE Corporation are included in the winning line-up announced at the prestigious gala ceremony last night. The awards highlight excellence in the connected entertainment space and celebrate the broad range of innovation and achievement in the industry.

Now in its seventh year and judged by an impressive panel of senior individuals in the industry, including cable and telecom operators and independent experts, the awards took place at One Mayfair, London (20 March) and are a symbol of recognition and respect in the connected entertainment community.

Joanna Jones, Events Director for TV Connect, said: “The calibre of entries for the awards gets stronger every year and our winners are a true showcase of the excellence that keeps the industry advancing. By receiving acknowledgement for their outstanding work and commitment and their ground-breaking technologies, award winners can strengthen their positions as technology leaders, receive much-deserved recognition from their peers and continue spearheading new developments in the connected entertainment ecosystem.”

Bob Zitter, EVP and CTO of Home Box Office (HBO), was also presented with an award for his Outstanding Contribution to the Industry during the ceremony, for his efforts as a technology leader and innovator. The accolade came ahead of Zitter’s participation in the TV Connect conference agenda this morning (Thursday 21 March), in which he gave a keynote presentation.

The full list of winners:

Bouygues Telecom – Best TV Experience Enhancement
Telefónica Digital – Best Multiscreen TV Service
Motorola Mobility – Best Multiscreen TV Solution
Broadpeak – Best Network Technology for IP TV & OTT TV
Minerva Networks – Best SDP for IP TV & OTT TV
AT&T – Best TV App
DUNE HD – Best TV Consumer Device
ZON TV Cabo – Best TV On The Move Service
Ericsson – Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery
Telekom Malaysia – Best Live Online TV Service or Solution
SoftAtHome – Best Digital Home Service Innovation
ACCESS - Best Component or Enabler
ZTE Corporation - Special Category Award: Best New Route To Multiscreen Monetisation
Bob Zitter - Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Highly commended:

Viaccess-Orca - Best TV Experience Enhancement
Virgin Media – Best Multiscreen TV Service
Verimatrix – Best Multiscreen TV Solution
Mariner – Best Network Technology for IP TV & OTT TV
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - Best SDP for IP TV & OTT TV
Accedo – Best TV App
Amino – Best TV Consumer Device
Tvinci – Best TV On The Move Service
NAGRA – Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery
Oman Telecommunications Company – Best Live Online TV Service or Solution
Advanced Digital Broadcast SA - Best Digital Home Service Innovation
Broadcom Corporation - Best Component or Enabler
Verimatrix - Special Category Award: Best New Route To Multiscreen Monetisation

For more information about the TV Connect Industry Awards 2013 please visit the website at www.tvconnectawards.com.