Miniweb today announced that it has been chosen as the best Interactive Service / Application at the IPTV World Series Awards. The awards ceremony took place on the evening of March 25th, at a gala dinner and award ceremony.
This prestigious award recognises interactive TV technologies and solutions across all network types, including terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile, and also covers technologies and services relating to Internet-based video delivered over any access network.
“We are delighted to be recognised in front of a whole host of industry peers which validates our vision and confirms that others in our industry recognise the value of what we are bringing to the market,” comments Andrew Carver, CEO, Miniweb. “This is the latest in a number of award wins and nominations this year, demonstrating the strength of our interactive service platform that delivers benefits to operators, TV device manufacturers and content owners using broadband connected, hybrid TV devices.”
Miniweb’s platform addresses business and consumer needs for converged broadcast and broadband entertainment with internet video, recommendations, search, and personalised web-style interactivity for TV viewers. The Platform enables network, media and TV device companies to benefit from the global growth in broadband enabled TV services. This results in a richer community driven viewer experience. The company’s platform is already enabling web-style interactivity on the TV, with over 9 million BSkyB viewers having access to TV Sites on the internet via Miniweb.
“For so long the industry has been asking when and how the convergence of broadcast and broadband services will take place. I believe we’ve won this award because it is happening right now and the Miniweb Platform is central to its development and growth,” said Ian Valentine, Chief Architect and Founder, Miniweb. “This award, as well as the amount of interest we are receiving from operators and TV device manufactures, shows us that the industry now recognises the need for an open, standards based platform to enable a step change in the economics and delivery of internet based TV services.”