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DTVE announces the VideoTech Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Digital TV Europe is delighted to announce the full list of winners from the VideoTech Innovation Awards 2020.

Despite being one of the most unpredictable years in modern history, the importance of video as a key source of entertainment and education has been highlighted in 2020. We have seen significant growth in the consumption of OTT services, while the entire industry has had to deal with the challenges that have come from living and working in lockdown.

2020 proved to be a test of the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the video industry’s technologists, who have risen to the challenge to constantly innovate in a fast-changing environment. We are proud to celebrate the industry’s achievements and its ability to overcome these hurdles in an unprecedented year with all who participated in the VideoTech Innovation Awards 2020.

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You can find the full list of winners below:

Advanced TV Innovation of the Year

NOMINEES
Viaccess-Orca
for Viaccess-Orca Dynamic Watermarking
Irdeto for App Watch and App Watch Insights
VUU as for VUU
TiVo for TiVo Insight
Accedo for Accedo One
ACCESS Europe for ACCESS Twine™ for Car

THE WINNER:
Irdeto for App Watch and App Watch Insights

Cloud Service Innovation of the Year

NOMINEES
Irdeto
for Irdeto TraceMark for Distribution
OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies for OWNZONES Connect™
Harmonic for VOS360 Live Streaming Platform

THE WINNERS:
Irdeto for Irdeto TraceMark for Distribution
Harmonic for VOS360 Live Streaming Platform

 

 


Next Gen Advertising Award

NOMINEES
Adways and Sublime
for InVideo advertising
Viaccess-Orca for Viaccess-Orca’s Targeted TV Advertising Solution
MediaKind for PRISMA
Samsung Ads Europe for Samsung Ads
Synamedia for Synamedia Iris
Streamhub for Activate
United Cloud for VIDA

THE WINNER:
Synamedia for Synamedia Iris

 

 


TV App Technology of the Year

NOMINEES
Better Software Group
for THE BETTER™
United Cloud for EON
TiVo for TiVo Stream 4K
Digital Entertainment Club DECTV.TV for DECTV.TV

THE WINNERS:
Better Software Group for THE BETTER™
TiVo for TiVo Stream 4K

 


OTT TV Technology of the Year

NOMINEES
SoftAtHome
for Multicast ABR by SoftAtHome
OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies for OWNZONES Discover
Harmonic for VOS360 Live Streaming Platform
Broadpeak for S4Streaming
Accedo for Accedo One
Wildmoka for Auto ReZone™
Limelight Networks for Realtime Streaming

THE WINNER:
Harmonic for VOS360 Live Streaming Platform

 


The UX Award

NOMINEES
Zappware N.V.
for A1 XploreTV deployed by Zappware for A1 Group
United Cloud for EON
Vionlabs for Personal Mood Channels – powered by Vionlabs emotional data framework
TiVo for TiVo Stream 4K

THE WINNER:
Vionlabs for Personal Mood Channels – powered by Vionlabs emotional data framework

 


Video Technologist of the Year

THE WINNER:
Jacques Le Mancq, Broadpeak

 

 


Advanced TV Service of the Year

NOMINEES
SoftAtHome
for Full RDK-V Based solution with SoftAtHome
Netgem UK Ltd for Origin TV – allowing ISPs to have their cake and eat it on branded TV services
Zappware N.V. for A1 XploreTV deployed by Zappware
United Cloud for EON

THE WINNER:
Zappware N.V. for A1 XploreTV deployed by Zappware

 


Live-streaming Initiative of the Year

NOMINEES
G-Core Labs S.A.
for G-Core Labs Streaming Platform
Synamedia for Synamedia low latency solution with fast channel changing
Touchstream for VirtualNOC
Verizon Media for Verizon Media Platform for the Super Bowl LIV 2020
Wildmoka for Auto ReZone™
Zoan Oy for Burst Live by Zoan: JVG Live Virtual Concert in Helsinki’s Digital Twin with Avatar Interaction during the Pandemic

THE WINNER:
Synamedia for Synamedia low latency solution with fast channel changing

 

 


The Sustainability Award

NOMINEES
Irdeto
for Sustainability
Liberty Global for Mini TV Box
Rohde & Schwarz for Transmitter products, especially associated with the US REPACK initiative
Newstag for Infinite Heart
Blackbird for green technology

THE WINNER:
Liberty Global for Mini TV Box

 


The Innovation & Ingenuity Award

NOMINEES
SmartLabs
for SmartCARE
MediaKind for MediaKind and Partners Deliver the Virtual Chattanooga Film Festival
ITN Productions for Royal Documentaries
Netgem UK Ltd for “Safe at Home” avenue on Netgem TV: Keeping Britain entertained during the Covid-19 lockdown
Axonista for Fashion Relief TV (powered by Ediflo)

THE WINNER:
ITN Productions for Royal Documentaries

 


AI and Machine Learning Innovation of the Year

NOMINEES
MediaKind
for Machine Learning for Advanced Up-Conversion of Library Content
OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies for OWNZONES’ Deep Analysis
Interra Systems, Inc. for BATON® Captions
NAGRA for NAGRA Insight
Wildmoka for Auto ReZone™

THE WINNER:
NAGRA for NAGRA Insight

 


Hybrid Video Innovation of the Year

NOMINEES
Harmonic
for VOS360 Channel Origination & Distribution Platform
Verimatrix for VCAS 5 for DVB
EasyBroadcast for EasyBroadcast Viewer-Assisted Delivery Technology

THE WINNER:
Harmonic for VOS360 Channel Origination & Distribution Platform

 


Pay TV Service Innovation of the Year

NOMINEES
United Cloud
for EON
Vewd Software and Edge Networks for Evoca
HOT for STB Survey Application
VIVACOM (Bulgarian Telecommunications Company EAD) for Implementation of HEVC codec in a brownfield IPTV platform
Netgem UK Ltd for Smart Conversations: personalised messaging to customers enabled for Internet Providers through the Netgem TV interface

THE WINNER:
VIVACOM (Bulgarian Telecommunications Company EAD) for Implementation of HEVC codec in a brownfield IPTV platform

 


Lifetime Achievement Award

THE WINNER:
Steve Oetegenn, Verimatrix