With just a few hours to go until entries for the 2017 TV Connect Awards close, we take a look back at last year’s awards and finds out what makes them such a special accolade.
“The notion of the TV being something that sits in the corner of your living room, delivering programming to a tight schedule has been blown out of the water,” says TV Connect Portfolio Director Emma Banymandhub. “The TV Connect Awards reflect the disruption felt across the value chain in a very real and positive way.”
Last year, the TV Connect Awards received more than 90 entries across 14 categories with the winners announced at a gala event. Entries were scored by the TV Connect Advisory Board against a set of rigid criteria. “We make sure the judges take into account not only the impact the entry has had, but this is also balanced against the changing trends in the market,” says TV Connect Awards producer Chris Read.
He adds: “We want to ensure that the awards represent true innovation from both individuals and companies. The integrity of these awards is reflected in the robust judging criteria.”
And this year is no exception. With 11 categories covering all aspects of the entertainment value chain, we expect another exceptional crop of winners. This year also sees the launch of the TV Connect People’s Choice Award, that gives you the opportunity to nominate an exceptional individual who has gone above and beyond and had a real impact.
“We acknowledge that with the disruptive forces at play in the entertainment value chain that we must not only acknowledge these innovators, but actively seek them out and reward them for the work that they do,” Read says.
This year’s awards ceremony will be a night of music and magic, aboard the Silver Sturgeon Thames yacht. So don’t miss out, the entry deadline is at Midnight tonight (Feb 22) for the main categories, with nominations for the People’s Choice Award closing on February 27.
For more information and to get your entry in visit https://tmt.knect365.com/tv-connect/awards