The IPTV World Forum in London, taking place from 5-7th March 2007, will be hosting the first award ceremony specifically for the IPTV industry - The IPTV World Series Awards 2007.
The awards will cover the core technology requirements for IPTV, from platform management and the headend through the network and into the customer home. Categories include Best IPTV platform management/middleware/application solution; Best IPTV distribution/transport/delivery solution; Best IPTV headend & video processing technology; Best IPTV customer premise equipment technology; and Best IPTV content protection/rights management solution.
"The IPTV market is rapidly maturing and the time has come for its successes to be recognised," said Ian Johnson, Managing Director of IPTV World Forum organisers, Junction Ltd. "The IPTV World Series Awards
2007 will provide a much-needed showcase and will demonstrate and congratulate the high levels of talent that the IPTV industry has to offer."
Any company or organisation can enter the awards and there is no entry fee. All entries must be received by Friday January 5th 2007 and companies have the opportunity to enter a maximum of ten entries.
The awards will be independently judged by an expert panel and the short-listed companies will be profiled in the February issue of New Video Technology magazine. The judges will include John Moulding, Editor, New Video Technology; Ken Wieland, Editor, Telecommunications International; Steve Hawley, Editor, IPTV News Analyst; Martin Olausson, Senior Analyst, Broadband Media & Communications, Digital Consumer Practice, Strategy Analytics; Julian Clover, Editor, Broadband TV News; and Stuart Thomson, Editor, Cable and Satellite Europe.
John Moulding, editor of New Video Technology commented: "The emergence of IPTV has fuelled a digital TV technology boom and there is certainly a place for an awards event like this. As a technology-focused magazine covering all the major digital TV platforms, we are delighted to support the IPTV World Series Awards 2007."
For further information on the awards, entry forms, or an outline of the judging criteria please visit www.newvideotechnology.net
The IPTV World Forum is hosted by Junction Group, specialists in events for the digital technology market. www.iptv-forum.com
. Next year will see the third annual IPTV World Forum, which will host in excess of 150 exhibitors and is anticipating over 5,000 visitors.
For any queries relating to the awards please contact Justin Lebbon at email@example.com