Telcotv Conference & Expo Announces New Vision Awards Program

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TelcoTV Conference & Expo Announces New Vision Awards Program

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Awards recognizing innovation in video and entertainment convergence will be 

    granted to the most compelling new products, applications, or services  

    TelcoTV, the premier meeting place for the massive convergence of the entertainment and communications

markets, today announces a new awards program for TelcoTV 2008. The TelcoTV Vision Awards will honor

innovation in video and entertainment convergence. Awards will be granted to the most compelling new products,

applications, or services in each of the seven designated categories:  Broadband Access Network, Conditional

Access, Customer Premises Equipment, Middleware, Encoding, and two awards for Service Provider Innovation.

An eighth award, Best in Show, will be bestowed upon the most innovative, most interesting technology on

display at TelcoTV. 

    To be eligible, the product or service being nominated must have been unveiled or commercially deployed no

earlier than last year's TelcoTV event 

(held October 23-25, 2007). Winners will be announced at TelcoTV 2008, 

November 11-13, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California.  The nomination deadline is

    Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including 

Bernadine Arnason, Chairman, TelcoTV; Steve Fravel, Video Services Manager, NTCA; Keith Galitz, President,

Canby Telcom; Aditya Kishore, Senior Analyst, 

Heavy Reading; Sam Masud, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; Kevin McGuire, Vice 

President, Business & Technology, NTCA; and David Osborn, General Manager, Valley Telephone Cooperative. 

    "TelcoTV Conference & Expo, has long been recognized as a leader in the telecom marketplace, providing

exceptional education and opportunities for collaboration across the entertainment and telecommunication

industries. With 

the TelcoTV Vision Awards, we are now celebrating the achievements of the vendors and service providers who

help make our show such a success and 

advance the telco video industry as a whole," says Joseph Braue, Group 

Director of TechWeb's Light Reading division, which co-produces the show with 

the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, a group of almost 600 

service providers, more than half of which offer TV and/or IPTV services. 

    The TelcoTV Conference & Expo includes the largest TV and IPTV focused exhibit floor in the United States,

with more than 130 vendors already 

committed, as well as a three-day conference program that is focusing on IPTV, 

TV, Internet video, mobile video, advertising, and successful content 

strategies. See for more info. 


    About Light Reading  

    Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the ultimate source for technology and financial

analysis of the communications industry, 

leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of

executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the 

financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. 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 

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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, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also

provides end-to-end services ranging from 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. 


    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 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 us at 



    Tony Fisch 

    President, Tony Fisch Consulting 




SOURCE  TechWeb 

    CONTACT: Tony Fisch, President, Tony Fisch Consulting, +1-323-461-7878,

    Web site: 





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