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Record Numbers for TV Connect Industry Awards as Shortlist is Announced

London, 21 February 2013 - Submissions for the TV Connect Industry Awards 2013 have reached record numbers again this year. The TV Connect Industry Awards are the most prestigious awards in the connected entertainment space and they celebrate the wide range of innovation, excellence and achievement in the industry. The shortlist has now been announced and features many top brand names from across the globe nominated for the accolades.

Now in its seventh year, the 2013 TV Connect Industry Awards will be judged by an influential panel of senior and expert individuals, including cable and telecom operators and independent experts, who represent an impressive cross section of the industry.

"The awards are a great acknowledgement of all of the hard work and dedication from those working in the sector," said Gavin Whitechurch, Executive Director at Informa Telecoms & Media. "In this expanding industry space, business models, services and applications are all evolving rapidly. It's important that we recognise the market's innovators - not only to celebrate their success with them, but also to take stock of what we can all learn from their leadership."

Part of TV Connect, the awards ceremony will take place at One Mayfair, London, on Wednesday 20 March 2013.

During the gala ceremony Bob Zitter, EVP and CTO of Home Box Office (HBO), will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts as a technology leader and innovator throughout the history of HBO and within the industry. Zitter is taking part in the TV Connect conference agenda, keynoting on Day Three (Thursday 21 March).

The TV Connect conference and exhibition will be held at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London on 19 - 21 March 2013. To view the full event programme and register for TV Connect, please visit http://www.tvconnectevent.com/. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @tvconnectevent or by using #tvconnect.

To see the complete shortlist for the TV Connect Industry Awards visit www.tvconnectawards.com/2013_shortlist.

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About TV Connect
Formerly known as IP&TV World Forum, TV Connect is part of the TV Connect World Series and provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with the global connected entertainment community. The event continues to have a truly global reach attracting senior level executives from all 6 continents, with 2012′s event having 83 countries in attendance.

For further information please go to http://www.tvconnectevent.com/.

About Informa Telecoms & Media
Informa Telecoms & Media (www.informatandm.com) is the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content. Informa Telecoms & Media also organises 125 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide.

For media information please contact Dana Corson at [email protected] or Holly Tyrrell at [email protected] or call on +44 1636 812152.

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