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zeebox named overall winner at Connected TV Awards

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zeebox, the social TV app that combines programme guide, Tweets and friend connections on the second screen, was the overall winner at the Connected TV Awards 2012 today. The company also walked away with the Companion Screen Prize at a ceremony at Connected TV Summit. The winners of the ‘Outstanding Connected TV Service’ category were BBC iPlayer, BBC News connected TV app, and JAZZTEL’s JAZZBOX. The three winners of the ‘Outstanding Technology Innovation’ category were DIRECTV & Samsung RUI Client/Server Solution with RVU, Accedo Application Sphere and TV App Agency Engine.

There were 75 entries in the annual awards, reflecting the dynamism and innovation around the Connected TV and second screen space. Justin Lebbon, Conference Director at Connected TV Summit, which organises the awards, comments: “The Connected TV market is evolving very quickly and is changing the way television is being delivered, and that is reflected in these awards. The judges were looking for services and technology solutions that were innovative and which met market needs, and there was fierce competition, so our congratulations to the winners.”

TV App Agency were one of the winners for Outstanding Technology


Here are the full results

The Companion Screen Prize

FINALISTS – never.no, Synchronized Companion App Framework; zeebox; ZON, IRIS

WINNER – zeebox

Outstanding Connected TV Service

FINALISTS – BBC News connected TV app; ZON, IRIS; Vodafone TV (Germany); BBC iPlayer; Connect TV; JAZZTEL, JAZZBOX.

WINNERS – JAZZTEL, JAZZBOX; BBC News connected TV app; BBC iPlayer


Marcus Parnwell, Product Manager for iPlayer at the BBC (left) and Peter Deslandes, Product Manager, BBC News, showing off their awards from the ‘Outstanding Connected TV Service’ category.

Outstanding Technology Innovation

FINALISTS – DIRECTV & Samsung RUI Client/Server Solution with RVU; Connect TV; Jinni; TV App Agency Engine; Accedo Application Sphere; NDS VideoGuard Connect.

WINNERS – DIRECTV & Samsung RUI Client/Server Solution with RVU; TV App Agency Engine; Accedo Application Sphere

The judges for 2012 were: Ben Schwarz, CEO, CTOi Consulting; William Cooper, Founder and Chief Executive, informitv; Ian Nock, Managing Director, Altim Media; Graham Lovelace, Director, Lovelace Consulting; Jay Chinnadorai, Managing Director, Sumtotal; Stephen Adshead, Associate Director, MTM London; Richard Griffiths, Partner, Richard Griffiths Contracting; David Mercer, VP, Principal Analyst, Strategy Analytics; Jack Davison, Managing Consultant, 3Vision; Steven Hawley, Principal Analyst & Consultant, TV Strategies, and John Moulding, Editor, Videonet.

More details about the awards here.

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