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the connected world supplement ConnectedWorld.TV Awards

Creative broadcasters, independent producers, innovative technology companies and consumer electronics manufacturers feature among the finalists in the 2012 ConnectedWorld.TV Awards, recently unveiled by BPL Broadcast Ltd, the leading publisher and event organiser in the broadcast industry. In association with the IBC Connected World, the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards celebrate the exciting developments in television and video consumption at the intersection of broadcast and broadband.

nearly 150 entries from 102 organisations in 23 countries has been phenomenal,” said Neil Nixon, chairman of the judging panel and editor of IBE magazine. “The connected world has moved on significantly since our inaugural Awards in 2011.” Due to the tremendous interest and the high

quality of the entries from across the industry, some of the categories originally offered have been sub-divided in order to give more companies a chance to gain the recognition they deserve. In alphabetical order, the shortlisted finalists

by category are: • Best use of online video by a broadcaster: AEG Digital Media for GRAMMY Live Cisco for GRAMMY Live. Social Media Factory for Live in Chelsea. Wiztivi for Amaguiz Interactive Commercials. • Best use of online video by a non- broadcaster: Angel Sharp for Oxford Today’s ‘A year in the life of the boat race’. The Football Association for FATV. Visual Unity for Topfun. • Best native app for connected TV: BBC iPlayer for TV. Dotscreen for Meteonews TV. Dotscreen for Les Zouzous. Easeltv for All3Media connected TV app. ThinkAnalytics Search & Recommendation Engine. Viaccess-Orca for COMPASS. • Best native app for a portable device: ANT Software for ANT Galio Move. Bianor for iMediaShare. Cognizant Technology Solutions for Cheer Meter. Elgato for Eye TV Mobile. RTBF iPhone app. Think Analytics for Search Recommendation Engine. ZON Multimedia for Zon Online for iPad & iPhone. • Best Web app: Accedo for Accedo Connect. France Télévisions and IBM for Eurobuzz. Moviri for Contentwise.

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he ConnectedWorld.TV Awards will be presented to pioneers in the business of ‘content everywhere’ at a gala dinner at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam on Monday 10 September, at the climax of IBC2012. “The quality of

Showcaster for the Showcaster platform. Visual Unity for Topfun. ZON for ZON Online. • Connected home display device of the year: Cisco for ISB7005 wireless set-top-box. Dune HD for Dune HD TV-301. EchoStar for HDT-610R. Netgem for Viaplay. Vodafone D2 for Vodafone TV. Xstream for Jyllands-Posten. • Connected home networking award: AirTies Wireless Networks for Air4742. Amino Communications for Amino Freedom Live. DLNA for DLNA Certified. Netgem for nCloud. • Online video services of the year: Aspiro TV for Hybrid OTT. Bianor for iMediaShare. Central European Media Enterprises for Voyo. CJ Hellovision for tving. Tvinci for EpicTV. Visual Unity for Topfun. • TV service delivery - applications, techniques and toolsets: Mariner for frostt. Minerva Networks for iTVFusion 5. NAGRA for MediaLive OTT. QuickPlay Media for Open Video Platform. thePlatform for mpx. Vision247 for XtremeIPTV. • TV service delivery - services, platforms & architectures: Cisco for Videoscape MobiTV for MobiTV TV Everywhere. MobiWorld Media for SPB TV. Nativ for MioEverywhere. Viaccess-Orca for its IPTV/OTT service delivery platform. Xstream for MediaMaker. • Content security: Civolution for NexGuard. NAGRA for NOCS3. NDS for VideoGuard Connect. Signiant for Media Shuttle. Verimatrix for VCAS. Viaccess-Orca Video Content Security Solutions. • New CDN networks and service delivery technologies: Broadpeak for nanoCDN. DVEO for Multistreamer. Harmonic for ProMedia. LiveU for the LU40i. MobiWorld Media for SPB TV.

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Vision247 for Freeview Connected TV. Yospace for Yospace CDS. • Streaming technologies: Conviva for Precision Video. Edgeware for the Orbit 3020 video server. Encoding for Haivision Network Video for KulaByte. Octoshape for its cloud-based streaming media technology. RGB Networks for TransAct Packger. Wowza Media for Media Server 3. • Innovative workflow and platform solutions: Alcatel Lucent for Velocix. Digital Rapids for Kayak. Motorola SecureMedia for Encryptonite ONE HLS+. S3 Group for Group StormTest. Signiant for Managers+Agents. SmarDTV Cable VOD solution for connected TVs. • Middleware and CPE technology: Hillcrest Labs for Freespace MotionEngine. HTTV for httvBOX. Motama for RelayCaster. NAGRA for OpenTV. Penkiu Kontinentu Komunikacijos Centras for IPTV.IQ. Qarva for Fast Channel Change. • Interfaces, applications and browsers: Digitalsmiths for Seamless Discovery. Espial for TV Browser. Inview Technology for its EPG & media browser. Ocean Blue Software for Spinnaker User Interface. SoftAtHome for Operating Platform. MobiWorld Media for SPB TV. • Technology breakthrough of the year: Arxan for its application and key protection solution. Hillcrest Labs for Freespace natural motion production line. LiveU for LU40i. Viaccess-Orca for Unified Svc Plat. Vision247 for XtremeIPTV. Yospace for Yospace CDS. • Broadcaster of the year: BBC. Central European Media Enterprises. France Télévisions. RTVE. Televised Revolution. ZON Multimedia. For more information on the awards and how to attend the gala awards presentation, visit

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