The IP Vision Fetch TV service received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Connected TV at the Connected TV Summit in London. Based on existing standards, Fetch TV already delivers much of what prospective platforms such as YouView aspire to provide. Public service broadcasters are seeking standards that will give them more control, but seem divorced from commercial reality.
Fetch TV is a hybrid service that combines digital terrestrial television with video delivered over broadband. It incorporates both the BBC iPlayer and the Sky Player online video services. The retail product providing the Fetch TV proposition is a full-function high-definition digital video recorder manufactured by Netgem, which is a shareholder in IP Vision,
Eddie Abrams, the chief executive of IP Vision said that winning the award “validates our ongoing commitment to innovation, and to delivering the best TV experience possible”.