For 2017, 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.
YouView was awarded the Silver prize for it’s ‘Next Generation YouView’ in the Best TV/Video Service Update or Launch category
In the Contribution to User Experience – TV & Video category, YouView was also awarded the top prize for ‘Next Generation YouView’, which judges universally praised for the scale, scope and timing of the service upgrade.
“YouView delivered significant user enhancements across the whole platform and ecosystem,” said judge John Moulding, editor-in-chief, Videonet. “Most importantly, the efforts paid back with increased viewing and engagement.”
Derek Jones, CEO of Mediatel, said: “2017 recognises outstanding achievements from a variety of businesses operating in the connected market. It great to see how data-powered strategies are now really driving creativity and innovation.
“I’d like to extend my thanks and gratitude to everyone for taking part – and I look forward to seeing more great work in 2018.”