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Entries open: 14th May 2024

Early bird ends: 31st May 2024

Entries close: 21st June 2024

Deadline to submit: 26st July 2024

Shortlist announced: WC 16th September 2024

Winners announced: 20th November 2024

All categories require an entry statement and the attachment of any relevant supporting materials.

Platform of the Year – D2C

  • How does your sports OTT platform ensure an exceptional user experience and differentiate itself from others?
  • How the platform addresses key technological challenges such latency and piracy?
  • Can you outline the platforms marketing strategy and growth in audience?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Platform of the Year – Network

  • How does your sports OTT platform ensure an exceptional user experience and differentiate itself from others?
  • How the platform addresses key technological challenges such latency and piracy?
  • Can you outline the platforms marketing strategy and growth in audience?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Tech Company

  • Outline a case study which best demonstrates the impact of your company’s capabilities?
  • How has your company set itself apart from others?
  • How has your company demonstrated continued innovation?
  • Please provide one key data point.
  • If you applied last year for this category what has changed?

 

Innovation of the Year

  • How does the innovation differentiate from existing features in the sports market and what evidence demonstrates its impact on audience behaviour?
  • How did the innovation create new opportunities for your organisation to engage with or monetise fans?
  • What long-term impact will this innovation have on the sports industry?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Tech Solution of the Year

  • How effectively did you technology based solution address a specific challenge?
  • What sets your solution apart in terms of innovation or functionality compared to others?
  • How viable is this solution for long-term adoption and use within the industry?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best User Experience

  • How does the platform or product uniquely enhance the viewing experience for sports fans? Can you provide examples of features or functionalities setting it apart?
  • How has the user experience demonstrably impacted success on metrics such as revenue, engagement, etc?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best in Anti-Piracy

  • How has the solution looked to take on the challenge of piracy? And what sets it apart from others solution in the market?
  • How effective has the solution been in preventing the spread of pirated content?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best in Fan Engagement

  • What strategies or technologies were used to cultivate fan engagement?
  • How do you measure the influence of the solution in growing communities and driving engagement?
  • How did the solution impact business metrics?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Original Content

  • What makes your non-live sports content unique and engaging?
  • How does your content’s viewership and engagement compare to others?
  • Can you show evidence of increased awareness, engagement, revenue, or accolades for you original content?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best New Platform

  • What sets your OTT platform and its launch apart from other competitors?
  • How successful was the launch in building subscribers?
  • What impact did the new platform have on your overall business?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Marketing Strategy

  • How did your marketing strategy boost platform engagement?
  • Explain the conception, execution, and measurement of the strategy?
  • What made your marketing unique, innovative, and effective in meeting KPI’s and delivering ROI?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Emerging Tech Company

  • What challenge is your technology looking to solve? And how does it do so?
  • What larger impact could this solution have on the broader sports industry?
  • Could you provide a case study demonstrating your solution’s impact on a partner?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Start Up Tech Company

  • What challenge is your technology looking to solve? And how does it do so?
  • What larger impact could this solution have on the broader sports industry?
  • Could you provide a case study demonstrating your solution’s impact on a partner?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Use of AI

  • How does you AI application enhance sports content creation, impact user experience, or improve efficiency?
  • What sets your AI solution apart in sports from others?
  • How can the impact of your AI solution be measured?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Sports FAST Channel

  • How does your FAST channel strategy build audiences and support sports content?
  • How do you ensure quality user experience and content discoverability in your FAST channel?
  • Can you show the effectiveness of your monetisation strategy, particularly in advertising and sponsorship?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best in Broadcast Distribution

  • What challenge is your technology looking to solve? And how does it do so?
  • What larger impact could this solution have on the broader sports industry?
  • Could you provide a case study demonstrating your solution’s impact on a partner?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Social Channel

  • What role does video play in your organisation’s social media strategy to engage with fans?
  • Can you outline how your organisation tailored content for specific platforms considering that platform’s audience?
  • How do you evaluate the success of your social channel? Can you describe how the channel succeeded on those metrics?
  • Please provide one key data point.

 

Best Live Streaming Production

  • How did the production overcome a technical challenge/s that are inherent to streaming live sports?
  • What innovative features were incorporated into the broadcast that elevated the viewing experience?
  • Please provide one key data point.

Once you have paid for your entry, you are free to dip in and out of your submissions, saving your progress on the way. 

If you’re stuck on deciding what category to choose, you can still pay for your entry and select your category later. As long you haven’t started filling in your application, we can then easily amend your chosen category. Just be mindful to give yourself enough time to submit by Friday 26th July.

Entry Statement word limit: 300 words

Word limit per question: 200 words

During our early bird period, entries are available at a special price of £195. After that, the price increases to £295.

OTT Awards ceremony takes the form of an exciting Awards and Gala Dinner evening in Madrid this November.

7pm Drinks reception and canapés
8pm OTT Awards Ceremony
9:30pm Celebrations
11pm After party

*Subject to changes.

The OTT Awards is a cocktail attire event.