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Virgin Media tops TV Connect Awards winners

Virgin Media, Portugal Telecom, Sky Deutschland, Arris and Ericsson were among the winners at last night’s TV Connect Awards at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly.

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media triumphed in two categories, taking the award for Best Multiscreen TV Service and Best Live Online TV service or Solution, in both cases with its Virgin TV Anywhere offering.

Other shortlisted candidates for the Best Multiscreen TV Service Award included LG Uplus, Potugal Telecom, Sky Deutschland, Watson Nordic and Zon Optimus.

The award for Best TV Experience Enhancement went to Portugal Telecom for its Meo Kanal offering, with other shortlisted candidates including Ukrainian cable operator Volia and Yahoo!, while the award for Best Component or Enabler went to Telekom Malaysia for its Hypp TV offering.

The award for Best Multiscreen TV Solution went to Verimatrix for its VCAS for Internet TV solution, beating shortlisted candidates including Adobe, Arris, Elemental, Huawei, Tvinci and Viaccess-Orca. Conviva triumphed in the Best Network Technology for IPTV and OTT TV category for its Conviva Precision product.

Arris took the award for Best Service Delivery Platform for IPTV and OTT TV for its Arris Merchandiser solution.
Swedish OTT operator Magine took the Best TV App award, topping a list that included Al Jazeera, Portugal Telecom, Shazam, Pelmorex Media and Piksel.

The award for Best TV Consumer Device went to Roku for the Roku 3 box, topping a shortlist that also included DuneHD, Ruwido, YouView, ZTE and a combined entry from Telekom Malaysia and Huawei, while Ericsson took the top prize in the Best TV On The Move Service category for its LTE Broadcast solution.

The award for Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery went to Alcatel-Lucent for its Cloud DVR solution, and Amino took the top prize in the Best Digital Home Service Innovation category for Amino Homereach.