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Digital TV CEE: award winners named

Bill Wijdeveld receives his award from DTVE editor Stuart Thomson

Bill Wijdeveld receives his award from DTVE editor Stuart Thomson

Bill Wijdeveld, VP of business development at M7 Group, was named as Digital TV CEE Industry Leader of the Year at the Digital TV CEE Awards, which were presented at this week’s conference in Budapest. Wijdeveld was recognised for his role in developing the company’s hybrid TV offering.

Thomas Staneker, head of the TV technical service centre for Deutsche Telekom/Magyar Telekom, was named as Digital Innovator of the Year for his work in developing a common European platform for Deutsche Telekom’s TV activities.

Chris Bakx, VP Consumer Central and Eastern Europe, Liberty Global, was named Marketer of the Year for his work in developing the commercialization of the Horizon advanced TV platform and the WiFi Connect Box across the region, and the Replay TV service in Hungary.

The other shortlisted executives were Aivo Adamson, CEO of Starman Group and Robert Redealanu, CEO of UPC Romania and UPC Hungary for industry leader; Lev Petukhov, head of digital projects department, NTV+ and Frans-Willem de Kloet, CEO, UPC Poland for Digital Innovator; and Saša Dujmović, Marketing Strategy Expert, Optima Telekom and Senad Kulenović, Sales & Marketing Director, H1 Telekom, for Marketer of the Year.