Toronto – QuickPlay Media, the premier provider of mobile TV and video solutions, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the “Service Provider Innovation” category in the First Annual TelcoTV Vision Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative and “visionary” new products, services or applications announced in the communications industry in the past year. QuickPlay Media is being recognized for its role in powering Rogers Vision, Canada’s first fully-integrated mobile video and radio service offered exclusively from the region’s largest wireless provider of voice and data services, Rogers Wireless.
“The past year has witnessed an unprecedented mobile evolution, which includes growing adoption of mobile TV and video services such as Rogers Vision. To be recognized for the work we have done with Rogers is a tremendous honor,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO of QuickPlay Media. “Looking forward, we expect more and more companies from around the globe to turn to our quick-to-deploy, flexible mobile video solutions to deliver their customers high quality entertainment experiences that match their unique interests.”
Rogers Vision is a made-for-mobile experience that gives customers access to streaming video and radio at broadband speeds. QuickPlay Media powers two key components of Rogers Vision including Rogers Video on Demand, which is comprised of hundreds of commercial-free streaming video clips from leading brands such as Universal and MTV, and Rogers’ Radio on Demand, which includes streaming radio from fan favorites such as XM Radio Mobile, MTV The Leak and 16 country-wide local Rogers radio stations. Both video and radio on demand can be accessed via a unified interface, which boasts Web 2.0 features that help consumers personalize their experience and find content of interest.
The Telco TV Awards recognize the best new products, applications, or services in six categories including Broadband Access Networks, Conditional Access, Customer Premises Equipment, Middleware, Encoding, and Service Provider Innovation. A seventh award, Best in Show, will be bestowed upon the most innovative, most interesting technology from among all the nominees. Awards winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 12, at the seventh annual TelcoTV08 Conference & Expo, the largest IPTV and video event for communications service providers in the United States.