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BT, Liberty Global, Orange and Sky Italia among Content Innovation Award winners in Cannes

Award Winners 2016BT, Liberty Global, Orange and Sky Italia were among the winners at Digital TV Europe’s Content Innovation Awards last night, with Fox UK, Endemol Shine Beyond and others also taking home key awards.

BT Sports took two awards at the event, organised by Digital TV Europe in association with TBI and presented during a Gala Dinner at the Carlton Hotel’s Grand Salon in Cannes, France. The UK telco’s TV unit took home the UHD Initiative of the Year award and the Second Screen Experience Technology Award for the BT app.

Liberty Global’s Dutch unit Ziggo took home the Pay TV Initiative of the Year Award for its Replay TV offering. Orange won in the Social TV Innovation of the Year category for TV Clipping.

Sky Italia meanwhile took the Multiscreen TV Award for D-Zero.

Awards_Night-1Fox UK beat off strong competition to emerge as Channel of the Year, while Africanews won Best New Channel and Endemol Shine Beyond’s Awesomeness TV secured the Millennials Award.

YoSpace and Channel 4 won in the Advanced TV Innovation category for Dynamic Ad Insertion for Live Simulcast in All4.

Ostmodern won the Content Discovery Technology Award for its work with Maxdome.

Keshet International took home the award for Industry Innovator of the Year, while Kindle Entertainment won the Most Innovative Digital Project Award for Dixi 3: Game of Dixi.

Curzon Home Cinema was hailed as the OTT Initiative of the Year while Reuters TV won the Power Behind the Screen technology award.

Awards_Night-9Red Bull Media won the Virtual Reality Initiative of the Year award for Helicopter Aerobatics.

Content Media won the Best Content Distributor award, while Zodiak Rights won Best Series Launch of the Year for Versailles.

Gaumont Television won the Breakout International Drama award for Narcos.