Simplestream, innovators in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced that its Cloud TV Platform has been shortlisted for the 2017 CSI Awards’ “Best cloud or virtualisation innovation” category. Celebrating its 15th year, the CSI Awards recognises excellence in the broadcast, video, OTT and IoT sectors. Simplestream’s Cloud TV Platform will be showcased at IBC 2017 (Amsterdam, 15-19th September, stand 14.D11).

Cloud TV Platform is an end-to-end, white label solution that enables broadcasters, platform operators, content owners and distributors to rapidly deploy next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens and territories. At the heart of the Cloud TV platform is Media Manager, providing unrivalled flexibility, scalability and resilience across the entire delivery workflow.

Cloud TV Platform has delivered effective end to end streaming solutions for the likes of A+E Networks, Trace and the National Women’s Soccer League. This CSI Award nomination is highlighted by two key USP’s:

  • Reduced complexity and cost: Cloud TV Platform reduces the complexity and costs of delivering live streaming, Live-to-VOD, VOD, catch-up, monetisation (e.g. advertising, subscription, Pay-per-View), and data management across all OTT platforms and devices. It achieves this by enabling the management, editing and distribution of content across OTT and broadcast through a single workflow, ensuring all providers – including those with niche-content – can launch offerings and compete on the same playing field as larger and more established players.
  • Customer-driven: Resulting from many years of customer input and partner integrations, Simplestream’s proven solution is based on a suite of core modules. These can be quickly configured to deliver clients’ requirements, enabling industry-leading time-to-market. The platform is continually enhanced, with bespoke elements added as necessary to fully meet customers’ needs.

Simplestream’s Chief Commercial Officer Dan Finch commented: “It’s an honour to be nominated for this year’s CSI Awards – especially amongst a strong roster of other industry players. We believe this nomination reflects our growing reputation in the TV and Media space as a market-leading provider of cloud-based video solutions.”

The winners of this year’s CSI Awards will be selected by an independent judging panel and announced at an event on Friday 15th September 2017 at IBC in Amsterdam. The full list of finalists and further details about attending the awards ceremony are available at


If you would like to meet with a Simplestream spokesperson at IBC 2017, please contact Andrew Horden at Platform Communications (+44 20 7486 4900).


About Simplestream

Simplestream, a London-headquartered company, are innovators in live and on-demand TV services across all OTT platforms. Founded in 2010, Simplestream enables broadcasters, platform operators, content owners and distributors to quickly launch next generation TV services, increasing reach and revenues. Simplestream provide a simplified workflow and cloud-based solution to industry leaders, including A+E Networks, News Corp, Sony, MTG and QVC.

About the CSI Awards

Established in 2003 the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. @CSI_Magazine #CSIAwards