2021 | Winners Announced

Winners 2021

Despite the challenges of 2021, it was a year that has pushed the industry forward and delivered amazing innovations.

Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to all the excellent submissions we received this year. With a record-breaking amount of entries, the judges did a brilliant job in awarding the winners of each category.

And the 2021 winners are…

DAZN

Platform of the Year

DAZN

Gold:

DAZN

Silver:

Optus Sport

Bronze:

Tennis Channel International

Shortlist:

Tennis Channel International

UFC FIGHT PASS

Olympics.com

Optus Sport

DAZN

The Rugby Network

Innovation of the Year

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Gold:

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Silver:

CrowdVIEW LIVE

Bronze:

Buzzer

Shortlist:

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Buzzer

4K UHD playout on the cloud for Olympics

CrowdVIEW LIVE

NBA Everywhere: NBA-Budweiser Media Partnership in Brazil

Mobile supercharge for D2C Sports OTT

Blackbird

Best Tech Company

Blackbird

Gold:

Blackbird

Silver:

Deltatre

Bronze:

Sportradar

Shortlist:

Deltatre

Blackbird

Harmonic

Sportradar

StreamAMG

Zixi

Best Lockdown Solution

IRONMAN Virtual Club

Gold:

IRONMAN Virtual Club

Silver:

Grabyo

Bronze:

BitFire Transport Network: NHL Draft

Shortlist:

IRONMAN Virtual Club

BitFire Transport Network: NHL Draft

Blackbird

Grabyo

REAL MADRID C.F. launch on Twitch

Sceenic

Best Original Content

The Giants: NEO Studios in partnership with Rakuten TV

Gold:

The Giants: NEO Studios in partnership with Rakuten TV

Silver:

DAZN

Bronze:

International Olympic Committee: All Around

Shortlist:

The Giants: NEO Studios in partnership with Rakuten TV

International Olympic Committee: All Around

Optus Sport: Best Original Content

Ronaldo: El Presidente

Tennis Channel International

A Fighting Chance Series

Best User Experience

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Gold:

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Silver:

Aura

Bronze:

Maestro

Shortlist:

Aura

Phenix Sets Record for Real-Time Streaming at The Cheltenham Festival

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Maestro

Optus Sport

Origins Digital

Best Digital First Production

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Gold:

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Silver:

Sportradar & Tennis Channel

Bronze:

Triller Fight Club: April 17 2021 Event

Shortlist:

Bundesliga Interactive Feed

Spiideo Play: Fully Automated Live Streaming

“Predictions Eredivisie” – Who will be Champion?

StreamLayer

Sportradar & Tennis Channel

Triller Fight Club: April 17 2021 Event

Best New Platform

Launching the Olympics on discovery+

Gold:

Launching the Olympics on discovery+

Silver:

The Rugby Network

Bronze:

Olympics.com

Shortlist:

Launching the Olympics on discovery+

Buzzer

Ekstraklasa.TV

Olympics.com

The Rugby Network

LNB.TV: A technological slam dunk from Sportradar

Best in Fan Engagement

LiveLike

Gold:

LiveLike

Silver:

Sport Buff Gamification & Fan Engagement

Bronze:

THE ELEVEN SPORTS DREAM TEAM

Shortlist:

Sport Buff Gamification & Fan Engagement

Star Sports Cheer@Home Initiative

LiveLike

YES Edge: Interactive Fan Experience on the YES App

THE ELEVEN SPORTS DREAM TEAM

Unlocking fan engagement by tackling the OTT workflow

NFL Gamepass

Best Marketing Strategy

NFL Game Pass International

Gold:

NFL Game Pass International

Silver:

DAZN – Canelo vs. Saunders: Face the Fearless

Bronze:

Fifty-Three Six x Rugby Pass x MLR: The Rugby Network Launch

Shortlist:

NFL Game Pass International

WSC Stories: Driving OTT Subscriptions & User Activation via Google Web Search

DAZN – Canelo vs. Saunders: Face the Fearless

THE HOME OF BELGIAN FOOTBALL

Fifty-Three Six x Rugby Pass x MLR: The Rugby Network Launch

FITE’s Affiliate Marketing Surge

Best in Anti-Piracy

Discover: A scalable and automated solution for the rising tide of Social Piracy

Gold:

Discover: A scalable and automated solution for the rising tide of Social Piracy

Silver:

GeoComply: Combatting sports OTT geo-piracy with GeoGuard

Bronze:

Content Protection: Growing & diversifying industry-leading anti-piracy tools

Shortlist:

Discover: A scalable and automated solution for the rising tide of Social Piracy

Irdeto Anti-Piracy

Content Protection: Growing & diversifying industry-leading anti-piracy tools

Viaccess-Orca Anti-Piracy Center

GeoComply: Combatting sports OTT geo-piracy with GeoGuard

Best Social Media Strategy

Optus Sport: Best Social Media Strategy

Gold:

Optus Sport: Best Social Media Strategy

Silver:

Republika Ng NBA (YouTube)

Bronze:

MEDIAPRO: Twitch broadcast experiences

Shortlist:

MEDIAPRO: Twitch broadcast experiences

Optus Sport: Best Social Media Strategy

Volleyball World: Social Media Strategy

Republika Ng NBA (YouTube)

First sports entity in the world to reach 100M followers on Instagram

Best Emerging Tech Company

Aura

Gold:

Aura

Silver:

Singular.live: Creating a new industry standard in graphic overlays

Bronze:

Sceenic the software company behind the scenes at game changing fan engagement

Shortlist:

Singular.live: Creating a new industry standard in graphic overlays

Sceenic the software company behind the scenes at game changing fan engagement

Aura

Joymo: Revolutionising OTT for long tail sport

TEXEL’s Engagement Cloud

Tiivii

Best Start Up Tech Company

Sport Buff Gamification & Fan Engagement

Gold:

Sport Buff Gamification & Fan Engagement

Silver:

Buzzer

Bronze:

Recast

Shortlist:

Sport Buff Gamification & Fan Engagement

Amplifying the Impact of Video Content & Improving Profitability

Recast

AI and Purpose-driven SportsTech Startup Company

SPov & SPboard

Buzzer