CONTENT DISCOVERY AWARDS WINNERS

CONNECTED TV APPLICATION AWARD

Presented for the Connected TV application that best helps viewers access content of interest or gain an TV enhanced experience.

Winner: BBC NEWS

Conrad Franklin, Head of R&D, Business, BBC accepted the Award from Dr. Nilo Mitra,  President of the Open IPTV ForumThe BBC News application for connected TVs is the first BBC television service that will be available to audiences across the globe. It brings together video and text - two strengths of BBC News - in a new and immersive experience for a TV device.

What the judges said:
"The delivery of news needs to be immediate, anytime and anywhere and with this application the enhancement of the BBC News experience is made available to a global audience. Pure excellence!"
"High quality global service that meets a clear consumer need to 'self-edit' the news."

Conrad Franklin, Head of R&D, Business, BBC accepted the Award from Dr. Nilo Mitra, President of the Open IPTV Forum.

  Other finalists

  • BBC Future Media
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • France Télévisions and IBM
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Telecom Italia
  • TV5MONDE

PORTABLE DEVICE APPLICATION AWARD

This award recognises the applications that transform mobile phones and other portable devices into multimedia devices or secondary screens for locating additional information related to broadcast TV.

Winner: CJ HELLOVISION

Dong Shik Byun, CEO of CJ Hellovision accepted the Award from Dr. Nilo Mitra, President of the Open IPTV ForumThe tving mobile applications deliver 110 live TV channels and 30,000 films and broadcast VOD episodes to mobile devices. A my channel function empowers users to confine their viewing to their favourite sources. As part of an n-screen service, the apps allow users to switch their viewing to a PC, another smartphone or tablet device.

What the judges said:
"CJ Hellovision's tving application is a vivid example of how Korea is such a pioneer in the field of mobile media."

Dong Shik Byun, [Eric: Man with red tie] CEO of CJ Hellovision accepted the Award from Dr. Nilo Mitra, President of the Open IPTV Forum

 Other finalists

  • Axel Technologies
  • Motorola
  • Samsung Electronics
  • TV Genius
  • VPRO

 

SEARCH & CONTENT DISCOVERY AWARD

Presented for innovation in new search, content discovery and recommendation techniques.

Winner: Jinni

Robert Payne, VP Sales & Business Development Europe accepted the Award from Dr. Nilo Mitra, President of the Open IPTV Forum Claimed to be the first "taste-and-mood" based video discovery engine, Jinni delivers an intuitive, personalized experience that increases content consumption and reduces churn. The service is powered by the Entertainment Genome which contains thousands of 'genes' that are assigned to each title to describe mood, style, plot, setting and more.

What the judges said:
"Jinni provides a search and discovery virtual machine that the user finds straight forward and relatively simple to use; providing a real bridge from traditional television to the multi platform worlf of endless offerings."
"Semantic search has got to be the new big thing: sort of Tivo on steroids."
"Jinni is an innovative search solution which is unique in the way it uses 'mood and taste' and not just genre and data - highly creative."

Robert Payne, VP Sales & Business Development Europe accepted the Award from Dr. Nilo Mitra, President of the Open IPTV Forum.

Other finalists

  • Digitalsmiths
  • Encoding.com
  • Gravity - Rock Solid Recommendations
  • Gracenote
  • TV Genius