Winner
ARRIS Group, Inc.
ARRIS Media Streamer 4000
Powered by Sling Media tech, the ARRIS MS4000 is a multiscreen media streaming device that enables service providers to offer up to 4 simultaneous live HD channels and recorded content, giving customers ways to interact with connected TVs. As a companion device for the ARRIS MG5000 Media Gateway, the platform supports in-home and remote streaming to mobile devices. Meanwhile, digital rights management supports both linear and DVR broadcasts. A unique collaboration, the MS4000 combines the joint expertise of Sling Media with the popular Whole Home Solution platform and remains a key example of how vendors can partner to empower service providers.
 
Honorable Mentions
AT&T – U-verse Easy Remote
This intuitive and innovative remote turns a smartphone or tablet into a U-verse remote control—and it does so in a way that aids customers with disabilities. Bravo!
 
Moviecity Play
This Latin American app lets Moviecity Play VOD customers access 2nd-screen devices, even using their social media identities if they so desire. Sophisticated safeguards can block adult content and account for content windows and restrictions across various regions and countries.
 
Sony Pictures / Crackle – Television Streaming and Connected TV Devices and Innovative Research
With 25 million viewers across 22 countries, Crackle continues to add original content and rapidly add new devices that its customers can use to access the service.

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