MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN and Deutsche TV-Plattform are presenting the Smart TV Award for the third time, honouring outstanding innovations, apps and services in the field of Connected TV services. The "Connect! The Smart TV Award" is supported by MedienNetzwerk Bayern. VAUNET is also on board as an association partner.
The best connected TV services will be awarded in the categories "Best User Experience", "Best Technological Innovation" and "Best Special Interest Offer".
All providers whose Connected TV services are available in Germany or in the DACH region can apply, regardless of the location of the company headquarters. In the respective categories, realised artistic approaches for the screen use of tomorrow can also be submitted. Connected TV Services are applications that can be used on one or all of the following platforms:
- TV boxes, receivers or sticks
- Smart TV platforms on TV sets
- HbbTV applications
Applications can be submitted via a web form until 14 April 2022, and the awards will be presented at the conference "Connect! The Future of TV" conference at MEDIENTAGE at the end of May 2022 (location tbd.). The prizes will be presented by the jury on site.
The call for entries and registration information are available here:
The winners of the "Connect! The Smart TV Award" will be decided, as usual, by a top-class jury of industry experts:
- Christine Gebhard, Editor-in-Chief film-tv-video.de
- Prof. Dr. Heidi Krömker, Head of the Department, Chairwoman of the Examination Board for the Media Technology course, TU Ilmenau
- Jan Möllendorf, Managing Partner defacto x
- Kathleen Schröter, Technologist & Alchemist
- Torsten Zarges, Chief Reporter dwdl.de
Andre Prahl, Chairman of Deutsche TV-Plattform: "The range of smart services is growing continuously, apps and HbbTV applications have become an indispensable part of our daily media use. Technologically innovative services with excellent usability have the greatest chance of convincing the market and viewers - and our jury. We are already very excited about the applications for the third edition of the award, which we have established for the industry together with our partners MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN and MedienNetzwerk Bayern."
Stefan Sutor, CEO of Medien.Bayern GmbH: "The last two years have shown us how important and relevant the Smart TV Award is. The turbulent Corona years have clearly accelerated the developments in the field of Connected TV and therefore also belong to be awarded. This year we are particularly looking forward to the Smart TV Special being held again as a separate event on site and to being able to present the award in the evening, including the audience."