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TV Connect Industry Awards: Best Cloud or CDN

TV Connect Industry Awards

The awards will be held in London on March 20th

With less than a week to go until this year’s TV Connect event (March 19th-21st), we take a look at some of the entries that have been shortlisted for the award ‘Best Cloud or CDN’ in the TV Connect Industry Awards.

The 2013 TV Connect Industry Awards will be held at prestigious London venue One Mayfair on March 20th. For more information and to book a seat, please visit http://tvconnectawards.com

Ericsson has been nominated for its Media Delivery Network, which offers a unique, single-platform approach to the delivery of both managed and unmanaged content across both fixed and mobile platforms. The solution provides operators with ultimate network control and efficiency, and positions them ideally within the media value chain for fast time-to-market innovation and monetization.

Billed as not just a technological proposition but an end-to-end business solution, it enables operators to enter the media value chain with profitable video delivery and leverage their established consumer relationship; while at the same time offering content providers and enterprises cost-effective accessibility and guaranteed quality of experience across mobile and fixed networks.

Swiss content protection specialist NAGRA has reached the shortlist for its Cloud Services platform, which delivers content to an ever-increasing number of multiscreen devices, supporting multiple DRMs and standardising on HLS and MPEG DASH streaming protocols.

Based on a cloud-hosted version of NAGRA’s MediaLive multiscreen solution, and integrated with other building blocks like OSS/BSS, advertising, recommendation and social networks, the platform offers quick launch times, low upfront costs, and optimised capex/opex.

UK firm Vision247 has been commended by the judges for its XtremeCDN platform – a complete application suite designed to enable content owners to exploit the pay-TV and ad-funded market, to increase revenue and expand reach without paying punitive transmission costs.

Vision247’s Internet broadcasting platform offers complete online video distribution and online video monetization options to reach new audiences and propel revenue generation efforts for video content, and integrates secure digital rights management (DRM) technology to prevent piracy.

Israeli firm Vidmind has been shortlisted for its Cloud TV Platform, which facilitates the launch of full pay-TV services across multiple devices and networks including mobile, PCs, TVs and tablets.

It does this by turning raw content into engaging viewing experiences, including live HDTV, VOD, media streaming, social features and a TV app market. Vidmind also lets operators monetize those experiences as services.

Last but not least, Portuguese cable operator ZON Multimédia has been nominated for the ‘Timewarp’ feature of its triple-play service ‘IRIS’, which allows TV viewers to “travel back in time” and watch all the TV programmes that have been broadcast over the last seven days on 80 channels.

The completely free Timewarp feature is based on an Advanced Personal Cloud Recording technology that allows IRIS customers to automatically record, on a remote disk, every programme that has been broadcast in the past week, and is claimed to be the first recording system on the local market that does not need the set-top box’s local disk in order to guarantee content storage.

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