IRVINE, California, July 29 /PRNewswire/ --

- High-profile promotion opportunity at industry's premier converged entertainment show

Applications are now being solicited for the Vision Awards to be presented at the eighth annual TelcoTV conference and expo in November 2009. Entry for these prestigious awards means the highest-profile exposure at the world's number one converged entertainment showcase, as well as recognition for outstanding innovation in video and entertainment convergence. Awards will be granted to the most compelling new products, applications, or services in each of eight categories: Broadband Access Network, Conditional Access, Customer Premises Equipment, Middleware, Encoding, two awards for Service Provider Innovation, and a new category for 2009 -- Test and Measurement.

To be eligible for nomination, the product or service must have been launched no earlier than last year's TelcoTV event (held November 2008). Winners will be announced at a highlight presentation during TelcoTV, November 10-12, 2009, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The nomination deadline is October 5, 2009. Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including TelcoTV management, service providers, industry consultants, and editorial staff. For further information and the online nomination form, visit

This is a great opportunity to gain optimum exposure at what has long been recognized as the leading industry event for converged entertainment, says Joseph Braue, Group Director of TechWeb's Light Reading division, which co-produces the event with NTCA. Even if you don't get short-listed as a finalist, everyone nominated will be featured on the TelcoTV Website. It's good for team morale to honor the hard work they put in by nominating their product or service, and taking home top honors provides a compelling reason for press to talk about your company -- all winners can get quotes from an award judge for use in their press releases and marketing materials. TelcoTV offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration across the entertainment and telecommunication industries, and these Vision Awards are our way to celebrate those vendors and service providers who help make our show such a success.

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