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…
Best in Broadcast Distribution
New category. This award recognises innovation and excellence in technology as part of the delivery of live sports production.
Best Sports FAST Channel
New category. This award recognises the best application of technology and/or strategy leveraging FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) channels by a sports property or platform.
Best Use of AI
This award recognizes the best application of artificial intelligence in the creation, production, or delivery of sports content.
Platform of the Year - D2C
This award celebrates the most outstanding sports OTT platform of 2023 operated by the rights holder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best in Fan Engagement
This award is for those companies who are successfully building passionate and loyal communities around their OTT platforms and services.
Best Original Content
This award recognises the best non-live sports content created for an OTT or digital platform.
Best Social Media Strategy
This award recognises the most innovative and creative strategy for distributing engaging video content on social media platforms.
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.
Best Digital First Production
This award recognises a platform, production or solution that greatly enhanced the digital broadcast experience.
Best Marketing Strategy
This award is for a marketing strategy which has driven awareness, engagement and consumption of sports content on an OTT platform.
Best Emerging Tech Company
This award recognises the most innovative and emerging technology company impacting the OTT industry.
Best Start Up Tech Company
This award recognises the most impactful technology company entering the OTT industry.