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Shortlist 2022

The 2022 shortlist includes a diverse mix of market-leading brands and innovative up-and-coming organisations in the sports broadcast space.  Read a short summary of each shortlisted entry across our 15 group categories by clicking more details…

Platform of the Year - D2C

New category. This award celebrates the most outstanding sports OTT platform of 2022 operated by the rights holder.

WWE Network

URC TV: Official Streaming Platform of the United Rugby Championship

UFC FIGHT PASS

Two Circles/FIBA: Courtside 1891

Tennis Channel International with Sportradar

FIFA+

Platform of the Year - Network

New category. This award celebrates the most outstanding sports OTT platform of 2022 operated by a broadcaster or platform distributing multiple sports properties.

discovery+: every unmissable moment of two Olympics & live sport all-year-round

TOD TV – A Game changing OTT platform for MENA

OneFootball

ESPN+ | ESPN App

Ease Live: The YES App – Stats. Watch. Play.

BT Sport App

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.

Wildmoka Cloud-native Digital Media Factory

Sportradar – Best Tech Company

Quality Media Producciones S.L

JW Player Helps Broadcasters Deliver Compelling Video Experiences Across all Screens and at Scale

Deltatre

Blackbird – enabling fast, efficient, sustainable video production for the sports industry

Innovation of the Year

This award recognises the most innovative concept that has transformed the consumption of sports content by delivering a new experience for consumers or opening new opportunities for organisations to monetise. The innovation can be strategic, content, or technology-focused.

Warner Bros. Discovery: Evolving the Cube for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, Grand Slam tennis, the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes

MediaTrack: Revealing The True Value of Video Distribution With Fans Across Social Media

VersusGame

SuperSport Schools

SPORT TV OTT by Magycal

Sky Sports Boxing Vertical

MEDIAPRO: First vertical LaLiga match on TikTok

EE, BT and partners UNVEIL NEW SPORTS EXPERIENCES BASED ON 5G AND EXTENDED REALITY

Tech Solution of the Year

This award recognises the technology-based solution which best addressed a challenge/s in the industry to deliver an improved viewing experience.

PGA TOUR: Changing the Way Fans Consume Golf Content With AI Highlights From WSC Sports

Vindcia Retain Solution crushes subscriber churn, Create seamless subscription payment processes and retain more customers

Breaking the Walls between Publishers and their Own Content Utilization by Broadcasters

Spiideo – Automatic Production at Scale

Bundesliga 2: cloud-based remote production and OTT live stream distribution increased international reach by 189%

DAZN: Building an Addressable & Programmatic TV Sales House of the Future

Buzzer

TennisONE App

Best User Experience

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

PGA TOUR: Changing the Way Fans Consume Golf Content With AI Highlights From WSC Sports

The R&A: ShotView – a data-driven fan experience for The 150th Open

SPORT TV OTT by Magycal

AIK+

BT Sport app – timeline feature

Ease Live: The YES App – Stats. Watch. Play.

Best in Anti-Piracy

This award is for the rights owner, broadcaster, or technology provider leading the way to combat the piracy of live sports.

Videocites: Next-Gen Technology for Anti-Piracy – The Only Way to Defeat The Massive Piracy on Social Media

Viaccess-Orca’s Anti-Piracy Services: A Revolutionary New Approach to Fighting Piracy During Live Sports Events

LaLiga Content Protection’s rise to €9 billion

GeoGuard: keeping one step ahead of sports piracy by stopping viewers who spoof their location

ASiD Watermarking and Global Content Monitoring

DAZN Attacks Anti-Piracy With An Industry Leading Strategy

Best in Fan Engagement

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

Delivering the ultimate Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 experience on discovery+

Optus Sport | OneLove Fan Engagement

Kayo

Kayo Sports – Driving Fan Engagement with F1

ELEVEN SPORTS BELGIUM – THE ELEVEN ULTIMATE SHIRT

Ease Live: The YES App – Stats. Watch. Play.

DAZN Fan Engagement – We All Rise With (Millions of) More Eyes

TennisONE App

#AlwaysWithYou – 2021/22 AC Milan Scudetto Celebration Campaign

Best Original Content

This award recognises the best non-live sports content created for an OTT or digital platform.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team – 2021 Grand PriXviews

Whistle’s ‘No Days Off’

Bordo Mavi – The inside tale of Trabzonspor

Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge Presented By Tezos