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TV Connect Industry Awards to Showcase the Best in Connected Entertainment

A host of global industry leaders are set to meet at this year’s TV Connect Industry Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate outstanding technologies and services across the converging TV industry. The combined reach of the connected entertainment community ensures that the 2013 awards will continue to significantly benefit the sector, attracting an even higher number of entries than ever before, culminating in a spectacular and fun networking evening at One Mayfair, London on 20 March 2013.

Now in its seventh year, the 2013 TV Connect Industry Awards will be judged by an influential panel of senior and expert individuals, including cable and telecom operators and independent experts, who represent an impressive cross section of the industry. The judges include Dr Nilo Mitra, President of OIPF, and Steve Bennedik, Head of Technology at Sky News.

Steven C. Hawley, Principal Analyst and Consultant at tvstrategies, will be on the judging panel and comments: "Over the years, the TV Connect (IP&TV World Forum) awards have recognised innovations from leading operators and technology providers."

2013’s categories offer the entire connected entertainment ecosystem the chance to shine and ensure that the hard work and dedication exhibited by those in the sector are recognised by vendors, service providers and industry standard bodies from around the globe.

This year’s categories:

  1. Special Category Award: Best New Route to Multiscreen Monetisation (in partnership with Access)
  2. Best TV Experience Enhancement
  3. Best Multiscreen TV Service
  4. Best Multiscreen TV Solution
  5. Best Network Technology for IPTV and OTT TV
  6. Best Service Delivery Platform for IPTV and OTT TV
  7. Best TV App
  8. Best New Gaming Experience
  9. Best Component or Enabler
  10. Best TV Consumer Device
  11. Best TV on the Move Service
  12. Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery
  13. Best Live Online TV Service / Solution
  14. Best Digital Home Service Innovation

This year’s awards will take on a brand new format that is more network orientated to enable greater connectivity among peers during the course of the gala ceremony evening.

The closing date for all entries is 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd January. To submit an entry, please go to If you would like more information about TV Connect, please visit Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @tvconnectevent.

About TV Connect

Formerly known as IP&TV World Forum, TV Connect is part of the TV Connect World Series and provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with the global connected entertainment community. The event continues to have a truly global reach attracting senior level executives from all 6 continents, with 2012′s event having 83 countries in attendance.

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About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms & Media ( is the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content. Informa Telecoms & Media also organises 125 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide.

For media information please contact Dana Corson at [email protected] or Holly Tyrrell at [email protected] or call on +44 1636 812152.

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