Content Discovery Awards

Vast amounts of quality content are available online. The big challenge now is to connect consumers with content that is relevant and engaging.

The Content Discovery Awards recognise how native apps for portable devices and connected TVs or web apps are helping viewers locate and access content of interest or gain an enhanced experience while watching.

Three Content Discovery Awards are offered:

Best Native App for Connected TVs (click to enter)

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GlobeCast logoOpen to any content creators/owners, broadcasters, publishers, application developers or digital agencies that have created applications designed to enable viewers to locate and engage with content via Connected televisions.

The award is open to any application that can be selected/downloaded by a consumer and installed on a connected TV or connected set-top-box. The app must have been launched (or significantly updated) between 1st September 2011 and 1st June 2012.

Judging criteria will include:

  • The nature and quality of content accessible via the app
  • Innovative app features
  • Compatible hardware and role of the app in a multi-screen strategy
  • Quality of the user interface/ease-of-use/overall user experience
  • Distribution strategy
  • Target demographics/size of potential audience
  • Number of downloads
  • Utilisation of the application
  • Social media / social TV integration
  • Level of audience engagement
  • Business model and its success
  • Unexpected outcomes and lessons learned for future apps

Best Native App for a Portable Device (click to enter)

Open to any content creators/owners, broadcasters, publishers, application developers or digital agencies that have created applications that transform mobile phones and/or other portable devices into portable multimedia players or secondary screens for locating additional information related to broadcast TV.

The award is open to any application capable of being installed on a mobile phone or other battery-powered portable media device. Apps should help users locate and/or consume content while mobile or use the device as a 'second screen' alongside a conventional TV. The application must have been launched (or significantly updated) between 1st September 2011 and 1st June 2012.

Judging criteria will include:

  • The nature and quality of content accessible via the app
  • Innovative app features specific to portable usage
  • Compatible devices and role of the app in a multi-screen strategy
  • Quality of the user interface/ease-of-use/overall user experience
  • Distribution strategy
  • Target demographics/size of potential audience
  • Number of downloads
  • Utilisation of the application
  • Social media / social TV integration and level of audience engagement
  • Business model and its success
  • Unexpected outcomes and lessons learned for future apps

Best Web App (click to enter)

New for 2012, the Best Web App Award acknowledges the great work that is going into the creation of web-based services and applications that have the potential to work across different types of devices.

Open to any content creators/owners, broadcasters, publishers, digital agencies or any application developers offering web-based applications that deliver multi-screen/multi-platform distribution of multi-media and TV-style content or give consumers greater control over their viewing experience. The application must have been launched (or significantly updated) between 1st September 2011 and 1st June 2012.

Judging criteria will include:

  • The nature and quality of content accessible via the app
  • Innovative features that arise from the use of a web app approach
  • Range of devices on which the app has been installed
  • Role of the app in a multi-screen strategy
  • Quality of the user interface/ease-of-use/overall user experience
  • Distribution strategy
  • Target demographics/size of potential audience
  • Number of downloads
  • Utilisation of the application
  • Social media / social TV integration and level of audience engagement
  • Business model and its success
  • Unexpected outcomes and lessons learned for future apps