The Connies 2017: The shortlist!

23 Mar 2017  |  Newsline Staff 
The Connies 2017: The shortlist!

The 2016 winners

Mediatel is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Connies Awards.

The Connies brings together the established UK Connected Consumer Awards from Mediatel and the internationally based Connected TV Awards from Videonet, now part of Mediatel Events.

More than ever they recognise innovation and the emerging best practice from across all sectors of the media landscape, showcasing initiatives that meet the needs of leading media businesses and practitioners in delivering value to the connected consumer.

The shortlist for both the UK and international categories - which will both celebrate a Grand Prix winner during a prestigious ceremony on 3 May - are as follows:

UK Categories



Best Research Project/Initiative

(Includes Gold and Silver Awards)

ITV - ITV Second Screen - the science behind programme apps (with Neuro-Insight)
Radiocentre - PERSUADE AND PROTECT: helping regulators improve advertising Ts&Cs (with Other Lines of Enquiry)
InSkin Media - From Viewability to Visual Engagement
Global - Listener ID by Global's DAX (with MEC)
Mindshare - Humanity in the Machine
Mediacom Business Science - Understanding what lies below the tip of the iceberg (with Twitter)

Best Use of Connected Data

Channel 4
- PVX – Premium Video Xchange
YouGov - META – Real time monitoring of campaign performance for agile marketing (with O2)
VCCP Media - VCCP Media and News UK connect content platforms, audience data and content to deliver meteoric audience growth (with News UK)

Best Use of Connected Technology
Facebook - Channel 4 Humans (with 4Creative and OMD UK)
Channel 4 - PVX – Premium Video Xchange

RadiumOne - ITV AdSync+ a global first connecting live TV & online sharing (with the7stars)

Best User Experience – Beyond TV & Video

Facebook - Channel 4 Humans (with 4Creative and OMD UK)
Havas Media - Stay ‘One Step Ahead’ with AXA this winter (with Fallon Posterscope XAd)
Global - ‘My Capital’

Connected Campaign of the Year

Channel 4 and m/SIX – Hotels.com – Please Skip our ad!
RadiumOne - linking live TV & online audiences for Iceland (with ITV/the7stars)
Facebook - Channel 4 Humans

Connected Agency of the Year

m/SIX
Posterscope
VCCP Media

Connected Media Owner of the Year

Channel 4
Facebook
RadiumOne
Trinity Mirror Solutions

International Categories


Best TV/Video Service Update or Launch

(Includes Gold and Silver Awards)

FastFilmz, powered by V-Nova PERSEUS
Hayu, with Accedo
Next Generation YouView, from YouView
One click live TV on the go, from Freeview Australia
Tribe from Astro, supported by Accedo
TiVo BOLT+ by TiVo

Contribution to User Experience - TV & Video

(Includes Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards)

Broadpeak - Low-latency solution for live streaming
Verimatrix - MultiRights DRM management for TV Everywhere
Orange with SoftAtHome - TV Lights
Utelly - 'Anytime by Utelly'
YouView - Next Generation YouView
TiVo - Conversation Services

Video Technology Hero

(Includes Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards)

ARRIS - ZD4500 UHD DOCSIS set-top box
Broadpeak - umbrellaCDN with CDN Diversity,
Harmonic - Harmonic Cloud-Native VOS
NAGRA with Samsung – TVkey
Net Insight - Sye
SoftAtHome - Video 360 on TV
Yospace and Sky Media - DAI for Sky AdSmart on linear Sky Go services

Chair of the judges and director of Chartroom, Mark Cross, explained that because the Connies has been expanded for 2017 two sets of judges for the UK and Internationally based categories were required.

"We are very grateful for the brilliant expertise we drew upon from the expanded judging panels, which was fully tested reviewing the exceptional range of entries from across the landscape, both from the UK and from other markets," he said.

"The entries have kept us busy but excited as we saw some truly exceptional work and I think we can say, evidence of some world class innovation as a result.

"We are also, of course, extremely grateful to all entrants and do hope they will join us on 3 May at The Banking Hall to celebrate the best of what is happening in today’s convergent media environment."

Previous winners of the Connies include Channel 4, Sky Media, Facebook, Craft and Posterscope.

For full details on how to book a table and to see the list of judges, please visit the dedicated website.

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