DTVE October 2017 Issue

DTVE-Oct17-225October means it’s time for the Content Innovation Awards and the bulk of this issue of Digital TV Europe is devoted to this year’s shortlist.

The Content Innovation Awards from Digital TV Europe, in partnership with our sister title TBI, is designed to recognise innovation from players in all parts of the content creation and delivery chain. The third edition of the awards were once again held in Cannes just ahead of the MIPCOM programming market.

The event, a gala dinner in the Grand Salon of the Carlton Hotel, showcases the achievements of a highly impressive line-up of content, technology and distribution providers – this year with an expanded list of awards covering several new areas.

The entries highlighted here show how the industry is evolving, with a growing emphasis on cloud-based delivery and direct-to-consumer OTT TV services, awards related to social engagement and YouTube channels, and a more prominent place for virtual reality initiatives, including those around high-profile sports events. In addition, recognise innovation from the content creators themselves, highlighting some of the formats, entertainment shows and drama productions that have made waves over the past year.

Elsewhere in this issue, we interview the new CEO of video service Vimeo, Anjali Sud, who talks about her aim of consolidating the platform’s place as a ‘creator-first’ space and her reorientation of the company.

We also take our customary look at some of the latest industry and technology news, including the recent IBC show in Amsterdam.