Winners announced for inaugural ConnectedWorld.TV Awards

Connected World.TV Awards 2011

Japan's NHK World named ConnectedWorld.TV Broadcaster of the Year for online coverage of the East Japan tsunami and its aftermath

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A "3-Screens" Policy and a commitment to offering its NHK WORLD English language news service "anytime, anywhere, on any device" to viewers worldwide via the internet helped secure the inaugural ConnectedWorld.TV Broadcaster of the Year Award for Japan's public service broadcaster.


“The ConnectedWorld.TV Award is one of the most prominent awards to recognise those who strive to further develop TV services.  Winning the prize greatly encouraged our staff and earned us a high reputation among our audiences.”

Kimihiko Maeno, Producer, NHK World


Streamed live around-the-clock and simultaneously with its television channel, NHK WORLD's internet service experienced a dramatic and global growth in traffic as viewers worldwide sought a reliable news source in the tragic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March.

NHK WORLD saw off challenges from a shortlist of nominees that included the UK's BBC World News, CJ Hellovision of Korea, TV5Monde from France and Czech TV.

The judges observed, "The NHK and BBC often lead their colleagues in both innovation and service quality and while there is little to separate these two great public broadcasters there is no question that NHK's worldwide distribution of earthquake information that was consistently of quality and humanity gives it the edge for this year's award."

Mr. Kimihiko Maeno, Producer, Programming & Public Relations Division, NHK WORLD accepted the Award from Saleha Williams, Executive Commercial Director of BPL Broadcast, organisers of the Awards.

NHK WORLDIn association with the IBC Connected World, the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards celebrate the creativity of broadcasters, independent producers, technology companies and consumer electronics manufacturers pioneering the business of 'content everywhere'. The Awards showcase many of the exciting developments arising from the growing use of broadband internet – both fixed and mobile - as an alternative distribution channel for TV and video content.

The Awards ceremony at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, on Monday 12 September – the penultimate night of IBC2011 – was presented by Spencer Kelly, presenter of the BBC's flagship international technology programme, Click.


To view all results, use "WINNERS | Other finalists" links in this column > > > >


More than 150 entries were received from organisations in 28 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. An international panel of judges selected finalists in 15 Award categories. A further three categories were based on nominations from readers of ConnectedWorld.TV and decided by online polls.

More than 150 entries were received from organisations in 28 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. An international panel of judges  selected finalists in 15 Award categories.  A further three categories were based on nominations from readers of ConnectedWorld.TV and decided by online polls.