At a ceremony held on May 18, FetchTV won the Award for ‘Outstanding Connected TV Service’, as well as the overall award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Connected TV 2011’. The Awards are associated with the Connected TV Summit, held in London May 18-19.
Eddie Abrams, IP Vision’s CEO, said: “These Awards demonstrate the momentum, depth and reach of innovation in the connected TV space, but furthermore, they are a testament to the creativity of the people who drive our industry. Winning these awards with FetchTV validates our ongoing commitment to innovation, and to delivering the best TV experience possible. It all augurs well for consumers, who can look forward to ever more breadth in their TV entertainment options. We are proud to be part of that.”
- IP Vision was the first DTT provider to integrate with the BBC iPlayer and the first to make Sky Player available on a hybrid OTT service.
- It also launched the UK’s first remote EPG for remote recording on a Freeview device.
- IP Vision’s consumer proposition is based on the full-function SmartBox™ 8320HD PVR, made by leading set-top box provider Netgem.
The FetchTV content portal includes on-demand access – on a pay-per-view or subscription basis – to thousands of hours of the latest movies and TV shows from Disney, Paramount Pictures, ITV, National Geographic, Turner and others. These feature alongside interactive applications including Betfair and YouTube.
With IP Vision’s hosted FetchTV proposition, telcos and other emergent service providers are freed from the requirement to make expensive investments in headend servers and/or dedicated networks. The result is reduced operational costs, faster time to market, and enhanced potential for profitability.