TelcoTV is Now Accepting Entries for the 2010 Vision Awards

Sep 01, 2010 (01:09 PM EDT)

Awards recognize outstanding leadership and innovation

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The TelcoTV 2010 Vision Awards call for entries is now open. Submissions for these prestigious industry awards will be accepted until October 13, 2010. Recognizing outstanding leadership and innovation, the 3rd Annual TelcoTV Vision Awards will be presented at the ninth annual TelcoTV conference and expo in November 2010.  

"As the competitive landscape for telecom service providers increases in complexity, video continues to be the cornerstone of a multiservice bundle. The TelcoTV Vision Awards honor the vendors and service providers who are driving the TelcoTV market forward with solutions that enable consumers to experience TV like never before, while helping service providers profit in a multi-screen world," says Joseph Braue, SVP and Group Director of UBM TechWeb's Light Reading division, which co-produces the event with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association. "Being recognized as a finalist is a great opportunity to gain optimum exposure at what has long been recognized as the leading industry event for converged entertainment."

The 2010 award categories are:

  • Innovation in Broadband Access Networks
  • Innovation in Conditional Access
  • Innovation in Customer Premises Equipment
  • Innovation in Test & Measurement
  • Innovation in Middleware
  • Innovation in Encoding
  • Service Provider's Innovation Award – 10,000+ Video Subscribers
  • Service Provider's Innovation Award – Less than 10,000 Video Subscribers

Online submission forms and an FAQ for the awards may be found at:

The TelcoTV 2010 Vision Awards are open to video service providers, technology manufacturers, and vendors. Companies can nominate themselves, their suppliers, vendors or customers. To be eligible for nomination, the product or service must have been launched no earlier than last year's TelcoTV event (held November 2009). Further qualifications and more information can be found in the online FAQ. To help make the submission process easier than ever, a sample submission form is also available online. Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including TelcoTV management, service providers, industry consultants, and editorial staff.

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. Visit for more information.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services, and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web and digital professionals, software developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. Visit for more information.

About United Business Media Ltd.

UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting, and monitoring; and the development and monetization 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 5,900 staff in more than 30 countries are organized 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. Visit for more information.

About NTCA

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 560 locally owned and controlled telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural and small-town America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit for more information.


Carolyn Herr

Director of Events

Light Reading

Tel:  949-233-3614


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