London – 9 January 2018 – Simplestream, experts in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced that its future-proofed, multiscreen, end-to-end white-label Cloud TV Platform has won a NewBay Product Innovation Award, further positioning the company as a true leader in deploying next-generation OTT services. The award also tops off a fantastic year, which saw the company win an IBC Best of Show Award for its new VOD-in-a-Box Platform and receive a ‘highly commended’ at this year’s CSI Awards for its Cloud TV Platform.
The PIA (Product Innovation Award) program, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in the manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts, with the evaluation criteria including: innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment.
Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer at Simplestream said: “We feel truly honoured to have won this prestigious award for best product innovation. There was great competition for this award, making it particularly exciting to see our team’s hard work and passion for what we do be recognised by New Bay Media. This win completes a fantastic year of awards for Simplestream in 2017, reflecting the industry’s trust and confidence in us as market leaders in developing cost-effective, high quality video services for consumers over multiple devices and territories.”
Cloud TV Platform: A rich multi-screen, end-to-end white-label streaming solution that enables pay TV operators, telcos, broadcasters and sports federations to rapidly deploy next-generation TVEverywhere services across multiple screens and territories. The solution includes support for an unlimited number of live channels, automated catch-up, real-time video editing, premium VOD delivery and comprehensive user rights and metadata management. This modular range of virtualized components enables fast service deployments, robust scalability and the flexibility to integrate with any existing platform via comprehensive APIs.