21 November 2019 | OTT Summit | Meliá Castilla | Madrid, Spain

Award Categories


The SportsPro OTT Awards 2019 will honour those responsible for exceptional and creative uses of technology and new thinking across eight categories. Submissions have now closed – the shortlist will be released at the end of October.

PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

This award celebrates the world’s most outstanding sports OTT platform of 2019

KEY CRITERIA:
  • Must be a platform or service that delivers live or on-demand content to consumers
  • A platform must be accessible in multiple markets
  • Must be delivering live sports as a regular offering

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • How the platform provides best-in-class experiences for users
  • How does it differentiate from its competitors
  • Rapid growth in audience and subscription numbers
  • How does it deal with key technological challenges such as latency and piracy
  • The proof of ROI relative to platform size and scale
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

This category will recognise a new feature, technology or product that has enhanced the consumption and use of OTT platforms.

 

KEY CRITERIA:
  • A technology or solution that was launched within the qualifying period*.
  • Can demonstrate dramatic impact to the company, the product or the industry

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • How innovative is this product or solution in comparison to existing offerings in the market
  • How well it can be proved that this innovation has transformed content consumption
  • How this product or solution disrupted the industry and supply chain

 

*The qualifying period for all entries is 00:01 (GMT) 1st October 2018 – 23:59 (GMT) 18th September 2019.

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

This award is for campaigns that have driven awareness, excitement, engagement and revenues around OTT platforms, rights and events within the qualifying period.

KEY CRITERIA:
  • The campaign must have begun in the qualifying period
  • The campaign promoted a dedicated sports OTT platform, service or solution
  • Must have data and insights to prove the success of the campaign

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • How the campaign was conceptualised, delivered, executed and measured
  • A campaign that was unique, innovative and maximised multiple marketing channels
  • How the campaign outperformed KPI’s and industry standards, and delivered ROI
BEST TECH COMPANY

BEST TECH COMPANY

This award recognises the company that’s driving the growth and disruption of the sports OTT industry via the use of technological innovation.

 

KEY CRITERIA:
  • The Company must deliver technological solutions to help the industry with a key technological challenge(s)
  • The company has created a gap between itself and the competition
  • Can demonstrate that the company is a key driver and influencer of the OTT industry

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • Real world case studies on how this company is delivering for clients
  • How much this technology company has expanded its influence on the industry
  • How this company has helped improve the consumer experience
BEST DIGITAL FIRST PRODUCTION

BEST DIGITAL FIRST PRODUCTION

This award will recognise those that have developed technology, platforms or experiences that prioritise the growing demands of the digital consumer.

 

KEY CRITERIA:
  • A technology or platform that is delivering a product or experience that is dedicated to OTT broadcasting
  • Is used for live sports

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • Examples of how the production improves users experience
  • How it differs from regular broadcast production or experiences
  • Measurable examples of how the digital first production has impacted consumption
BEST USER EXPERIENCE

BEST USER EXPERIENCE

This category is for platforms and services that deliver an intuitive, interactive and flexible user experience that drives greater retention and consumption of sport.

KEY CRITERIA:
  • User experience to revolve around a platform, service or solution that benefits the consumer
  • The experience must be centred around an OTT experience
  • Incorporates innovation not seen on other platforms

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • How the user experience drives fan engagement
  • How has it improved platform consumption
  • Has it led to an increase in revenue or other measurable ROI
  • How the company has dealt with any reliability issues to their platform, service or solution
BEST IN FAN ENGAGEMENT

BEST IN FAN ENGAGEMENT

This award is for those companies who are successfully building passionate and loyal communities around their OTT platforms and services.

 

KEY CRITERIA:
  • A company, technology or campaign that is significantly growing audiences and communities as a result of its fan engagement practices
  • Fans have an improved connectivity with the sport, the athlete or the fans consuming the sport in real-time
  • Any activity needs to be delivered through OTT and digital platforms

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • Measurable proof of the impact this company or campaign has had on the fan
  • Real world examples of how fan engagement has increased as a result of the company/ campaign
  • How fan engagement has helped the company drive revenues
ANTI-PIRACY

ANTI-PIRACY

This category is for the rights owners, technologies and service providers that are leading the fight against piracy of live sports across the globe.

 

KEY CRITERIA:
  • A project, campaign, or technology that has dramatically reduced the level of piracy of live sports
  • Examples and case studies must be within the qualifying period

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • Measurable proof of how Piracy was impacted
  • Real world case studies and examples provided
  • How the company, solution or technology stands out from the competition