Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Program Announces Winners, Conviva Receives Top Recognition

Conviva Precision recognized for innovation in over-the-top services 

SAN MATEO, CA.—Nov 14, 2013—Conviva announced today that is has been selected as a winner in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. Conviva received top honors in the over-the-top services category.

Conviva was selected as a winner for its innovative, industry-leading product, Conviva Precision.

“The Fierce Innovation Awards celebrate the companies who are on the cutting edge of innovation in the wireless, wireline, and advanced TV and network sectors of our industry,” said Jason Nelson, publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. “We were once again overwhelmed by the number and the quality of the applications we received.”

Winners were selected by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, MetroPCS, Rogers Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. Full profiles of the judges can be found athttps://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/telecom/2013/judges.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, and end-user customer experience. Winners were selected based on the judges’ scores in each area.

“Conviva Precision empowers content providers and distributors to go ‘over the top,’ utilizing the open, unmanaged internet to deliver a quality viewing experience,” said Hui Zhang, CEO of Conviva. “With pay-TV operators shifting to online delivery of video services, they require a solution that will enable them to ensure a viewing experience that matches expectations for traditional TV viewing. Precision enables this high-quality viewing experience, and it’s an honor to be recognized for its impact within the industry.”

Conviva Precision is a video stream optimization technology that leverages Conviva’s real-time big data control platform to take preemptive actions that ensure a high quality online video viewing experience for each and every viewer, increasing viewer engagement and strengthening brand profitability. Drawing on Conviva’s global intelligence – collected from billions of video streams per month – Precision makes real-time decisions based on key video quality metrics to ensure the best Quality of Experience (QoE). Conviva’s analytics offering, Insights, is the window into Conviva’s data, providing content owners and publishers the most comprehensive look into the QoE metrics of every single viewer watching video over the Internet, while also helping them with diagnostics and troubleshooting of any issues during the content playback. By focusing on and improving the individual viewer’s video quality, viewers watch longer and return more often. Conviva’s 2013 Viewer Experience Report reveals that viewers with a buffer-free experience and high picture quality watch 250% longer.

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About Conviva
Conviva is the global leader in preemptive video stream optimization and viewer analytics, ensuring the best viewing experience for leading media brands. By providing an ideal experience without buffering and stuttering, Conviva keeps viewers watching and increases engagement and monetization. Our clients include the world’s leading media, sports and entertainment brands including HBO, ESPN, VEVO, NBCU, Turner, and ABC. Conviva is based in Silicon Valley, with offices in New York and London. For more information visit conviva.com and follow Conviva on Twitter @Conviva. To download Conviva’s 2013 Viewer Experience Report visit conviva.com/vxr.