The Connies Winners 2017

Here are the full results from the International Categories:

Grand Prix

Winner: Freeview Australia

Best TV/Video Service Update or Launch

Winner: One click live TV on the go, from Freeview Australia

Silver: Next Generation YouView, from YouView

Also shortlisted:

FastFilmz, powered by V-Nova PERSEUS

Hayu, with Accedo

Tribe from Astro, supported by Accedo

TiVo BOLT+ by TiVo


Contribution to User Experience – TV & Video

Winner: YouView – Next Generation YouView

Silver: Orange with SoftAtHome – TV Lights

Bronze: Verimatrix – MultiRights DRM management for TV Everywhere

Also shortlisted:

Broadpeak – Low-latency solution for live streaming

Utelly – ‘Anytime by Utelly’

TiVo – Conversation Services


Video Technology Hero

Winner: Harmonic – Harmonic Cloud-Native VOS

Silver: Yospace and Sky Media – DAI for Sky AdSmart on linear Sky Go services

Bronze: NAGRA with Samsung – TVkey

Also shortlisted:

ARRIS – ZD4500 UHD DOCSIS set-top box

Broadpeak – umbrellaCDN with CDN Diversity

Net Insight – Sye

SoftAtHome – Video 360 on TV




Speaking about the awards won by Freeview Australia, judge Ian Nock, Managing Director and Founder of Fairmile West, said the company had implemented the vision of the future of television delivery, offering the full range of services and on-demand content on all devices. “It is very ahead of the game for a free-to-air platform, was supported by broadcasters and resolved issues around multi-party content rights to make sure as complete a service as possible was available to the consumer,” he said.


Here are the full results from the UK Categories:


Grand Prix:

Winner:  RadiumOne


Best Use of Connected Data

Winner: VCCP Media – VCCP Media and News UK connect content platforms, audience data and content to deliver meteoric audience growth (with News UK)

Also shortlisted:

Channel 4 – PVX – Premium Video Xchange

YouGov – META – Real time monitoring of campaign performance for agile marketing (with O2)


Best Use of Connected Technology

Winner: RadiumOne – ITV AdSync+, a global first connecting live TV & online sharing (with the7stars)

Also shortlisted:

Facebook – Channel 4 Humans (with 4Creative and OMD UK)

Channel 4 – PVX – Premium Video Xchange


Best User Experience – Beyond TV & Video

Winner: Global – ‘My Capital’

Also shortlisted:

Facebook – Channel 4 Humans (with 4Creative and OMD UK)

Havas Media – Stay ‘One Step Ahead’ with AXA this winter (with Fallon Posterscope XAd)


Connected Campaign of the Year

Winner: RadiumOne – linking live TV & online audiences for Iceland (with ITV/the7stars)

Highly Commended: Facebook – Channel 4 Humans

Also shortlisted:

Channel 4 and m/SIX – – Please Skip our ad!


Connected Agency of the Year

Winner: VCCP Media

Also shortlisted:




Connected Media Owner of the Year

Winner: Trinity Mirror Solutions

Also shortlisted:

Channel 4




Best Research Project/Initiative

Winner: ITV – ITV Second Screen – the science behind programme apps (with Neuro-Insight)

Silver: Global – Listener ID by Global’s DAX (with MEC)

Also shortlisted:

Radiocentre – PERSUADE AND PROTECT: helping regulators improve advertising Ts&Cs (with Other Lines of Enquiry)

InSkin Media – From Viewability to Visual Engagement

Mindshare – Humanity in the Machine

Mediacom Business Science – Understanding what lies below the tip of the iceberg (with Twitter)


Referring to the winner in the ‘Contribution to User Experience – TV & Video’ category, judge John Moulding, Editor-in-Chief at Videonet, said: “YouView delivered significant user enhancements and, most importantly, the efforts paid back with increased viewing and engagement.” In the ‘Video Technology Hero’ category, the judges felt that the immediate and obvious benefits from the cloud-native video workflow solutions that make up Harmonic Cloud-Native VOS, when combined with the positive impact this operations model will have across the television market, made this the most important technology.


The judges

Chair of Judges was Mark Cross, Director at Chartroom


The judges for the International Categories were:

William Cooper, Founder & Chief Executive, informitv

Ben Schwarz, Consultant, CToic Consulting

Ian Nock, Managing Director and Founder, Fairmile West

Steven Hawley, Principal Analyst and Consultant, tvstrategies

David Mercer, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Strategy Analytics

John Moulding, Editor-in-Chief, Videonet


The judges for the UK Categories were:

Richard Marks, Director, Research the Media

Stacey Anklam, COO, autograph

David Pidgeon, Editor, Mediatel Newsline

Tracey Follows, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, The Future Laboratory

Rob Ellison, Senior Comms Planning Manager UK&I, Unilever

Craig Tuck, UK Managing Director, RadiumOne


The Connies awards will be followed by the Connected Consumer Conference on June 7 where a selection of the winners will showcase their work.

You can see more coverage and more photos from the Connies at our sister site, Mediatel Newsline, here.


Main photo: Some of the awards winners celebrate at yesterday’s Connies at The Banking Hall, London.