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Shortlist 2023

The 2023 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 18 categories by clicking more details…

Platform of the Year - Network

This award celebrates the most outstanding sports OTT platform of 2023 operated by a broadcaster or platform distributing multiple sports properties. 

discovery+

Prime Video

Optus Sport

ESPN+

DAZN Group

Platform of the Year - D2C

This award celebrates the most outstanding sports OTT platform of 2023 operated by the rights holder.

YES Network

Pixellot

NHL.tv

MLB

Mediapro

LIV Golf

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.

ViewLift

Spiideo

LiveLike

Endeavor Streaming

Deltatre

Cleeng

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.

EaseLive

HiWay Media

Zixi

Sportradar

NPAW

Multicasting

Best New Platform

This award recognises the most successful launch or re-launch of an OTT platform either direct to consumer or aggregator to the market.

WNBA

Roku

Origins Digital

Motorsport UK TV

HiWay Media

Blast.tv

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.

YES Network

Videocites

Play Anywhere

Multicasting

DFL

Cleeng

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.

YES Network

WSC Sports

Roku

Motorsport UK TV

Best Digital First Production

This award recognises a platform, production or solution that greatly enhanced the digital broadcast experience.

WNBA

The NFL Channel

Kayo Sports

DFL

BLAST.tv

A-Leagues

Best Original Content

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

Warner Bros. Discovery

TT+

TNT Sports

PGA Tour

Olympic Channel

A-Leagues

Best Emerging Tech Company

This award recognises the most innovative and emerging technology company impacting the OTT industry.

VersusGame

Play Anywhere

FX Digital

PM Connect

EaseLive

Videocites

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

Viaccess

Irdeto

EZDRM

DAZN

Best in Fan Engagement

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

YES Network