Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions in the 2018 Digital & Tech Awards.
The annual event was held Tuesday in NYC at the Yale Club. Turner Sports took home the Social Media Dream Team of the Year award, while Scripps Lifestyle Studios was recognized as Content Marketing Team of the Year. AMC Digital and WE tv Digital were both the big winners for Digital Team of the Year.
On the tech side of the house, Boingo Wireless was named Tech Team of the Year, while NeuLion was recognized as R&D Team of the Year for its work on NFL Game Pass.
This year’s celebration included the first inductees into the Cablefax Digital Hall of Fame— Lisa Hsia at Bravo and Oxygen Media and Mac McKean at AMC & Sundance TV.
Hsia, who serves as evp of digital, said she is probably the least technical person in the room. She attributes some of her success to being in the right place at the right time—coming on board as iTunes and other digital services launched. Plus, she had the brains to realize putting the “Real Housewives” on social media where they could have an interactive platform made sense! Under her leadership, NBCU has launched “Top Chef” companion “Last Chance Kitchen,” the most-streamed series in NBCU history.
McKean is evp, innovation at AMC and SundanceTV. He talked about the importance of a strong team and asking questions at a time when to get a seat at the table you have to figure out how to sit in new chairs that are being developed every day. Under McKean’s leadership, AMC’s digital experiences and apps have garnered numerous Webby awards along with multiple Emmy nominations. He also lead the launch of Premiere, which gives fans a new way to watch current seasons of the AMC shows they love.