Sky, Conviva in line for TV Connect award

Conviva, powering every Internet-connected screen with the most engaging viewing experiences imaginable, and Sky, Europe´s leading entertainment company, have been shortlisted for the TV Connect Awards, Conviva said.

The pair have been recognised in the ´Best Content Delivery Service/Innovation´ category for their work in delivering a best in-class viewing experience for Sky customers, working together to optimize streaming performance across content delivery network (CDN) providers.

Conviva´s Quality of Experience (QoE) analytics for OTT video helped Sky discover a direct correlation between viewer engagement and streaming performance. As Sky is constantly innovating to ensure its content is seamlessly delivered to customers; one of its key initiatives is to leverage some of the world´s largest CDNs to optimize the delivery of video content. To achieve this, Sky designed a multi-CDN approach that allowed for instant switching or load balancing across CDNs as required.

Conviva makes engagement a data driven outcome based on actionable quality of experience (QoE) analytics. It is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with offices in New York and London.

Sky is Europe´s leading entertainment company, serving 22m customers across five countries, with annual revenues of GBP 12bn.