Call for Entries for TelcoTV Vision Awards

High-profile promotion opportunity at industry's premier converged entertainment show

IRVINE, Calif.
Jul 29, 2009

Applications are now being solicited for the Vision Awards to be presented at the eighth annual TelcoTV conference and expo in November 2009. Entry for these prestigious awards means the highest-profile exposure at the world's number one converged entertainment showcase, as well as recognition for outstanding innovation in video and entertainment convergence. Awards will be granted to the most compelling new products, applications, or services in each of eight categories: Broadband Access Network, Conditional Access, Customer Premises Equipment, Middleware, Encoding, two awards for Service Provider Innovation, and a new category for 2009 -- Test and Measurement.

To be eligible for nomination, the product or service must have been launched no earlier than last year's TelcoTV event (held November 2008). Winners will be announced at a highlight presentation during TelcoTV, November 10-12, 2009, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The nomination deadline is October 5, 2009. Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including TelcoTV management, service providers, industry consultants, and editorial staff. For further information and the online nomination form, visit

"This is a great opportunity to gain optimum exposure at what has long been recognized as the leading industry event for converged entertainment," says Joseph Braue, Group Director of TechWeb's Light Reading division, which co-produces the event with NTCA. "Even if you don't get short-listed as a finalist, everyone nominated will be featured on the TelcoTV Website. It's good for team morale to honor the hard work they put in by nominating their product or service, and taking home top honors provides a compelling reason for press to talk about your company -- all winners can get quotes from an award judge for use in their press releases and marketing materials. TelcoTV offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration across the entertainment and telecommunication industries, and these Vision Awards are our way to celebrate those vendors and service providers who help make our show such a success."

  The categories are as follows:

  --  Innovation in Broadband Access Network - including products designed
      for FTTH or DSL technologies
  --  Innovation in Conditional Access - including digital rights management
      and encryption technologies
  --  Innovation in Customer Premises Equipment - including set-top boxes
      and residential gateways
  --  Innovation in Test & Measurement - including service assurance and
      performance management
  --  Innovation in Middleware - including set-top box and back-end
      management software
  --  Innovation in Encoding - including all codec and encoding technologies
      for mobile or terrestrial applications
  --  Service Provider's Innovation Award (10,000+ video subscribers) - can
      include any new application or offering deployed by a service provider
      with more than 10,000 video subscribers

  --  Service Provider's Innovation Award (fewer than 10,000 video
      subscribers) - can include any new application or offering deployed by
      a service provider with 10,000 or fewer video subscribers

  Online submission forms for the awards may be found at:

  About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

About NTCA

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 580 locally owned and managed telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit us at

  Bruce Reid
  Account Director, North America
  Zonic Group
  Tel: (831) 480 2312

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