2015 Excellence Awards

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Have your projects and campaigns made a significant impact on the satellite industry? Has your organization proven itself to be one of the best in the industry? Are you developing new technologies, solutions, or strategies to help propel satellite into the future?

The 2015 Via Satellite Excellence Awards want to hear from you! Enter your projects, people, campaigns, products, and companies into the 2015 Via Satellite Excellence Awards for the chance to be honored and recognized by Via Satellite as the best of the best in the industry.


Company Awards Categories

Technology Company of the Year

For the satellite industry to maintain and grow its role in the overall communications and entertainment ecosystem, technology companies are going to have to continue pushing the boundaries in order for satellite to complement and compete with other terrestrial technologies. This award recognizes a company that has raised the bar in 2014 in terms of satellite technology.

Humanitarian Award

We live in a time where natural disasters appear to be on the increase and it’s ever more evident that all player in society need to reach out to benefit those in need. This award recognizes a satellite company that has taken a lead role in humanitarian projects that benefit disadvantaged or distressed communities around the world.

Social Media Campaign of the Year

Most companies now are looking to ramp up their social media presence and use this platform as way of engaging with customers. With this award, Via Satellite recognizes a satellite company that has been particularly innovative in their social media efforts.

Vertical Impact Award – Broadcast

Broadcasting remains the lifeblood of the satellite industry, with many operators still deriving the majority of their revenues from broadcasting. This award recognizes the satellite company that has performed most strongly in the broadcast area.

Vertical Impact Award – IFC

Being connected while on the move has now become a necessity and there have been deals aplenty this year as companies seek to provide these services to commercial airlines, shipping companies, cruise ship operators, etc. This award goes to the company that has made the most impact in mobile connectivity.

Vertical Impact Award – Military

The military market remains challenging for satellite companies given tighter defense budgets as governments tackle mounting debts. This award recognizes the company that has had the most successful year in terms of the military sector.

Vertical Impact Award – Oil & Gas

The demands for oil and gas have long fueled growth for the satellite sector. Oil companies remain key buyers of satellite services despite the onset of fiber in many locations. This award goes to the company that has made an impact in terms of this sector.

Integrated Marketing Campaign of the Year

In the age of twitbook and facestagram colliding with newspapers and magazines, successful marketing campaigns use a multichannel approach. Via Satellite wishes to recognize the best integrated marketing campaign to bolster a unified message in both online and offline environments.

Operator of the Year

Satellite operators are the heartbeat and pulse of our industry, and their success flows throughout the entire value chain. Via Satellite wants to recognize the operator that had a major impact in 2014 and played a key role in keeping the whole industry thriving.

Individual Awards Categories

Lifetime Achievement

While the flagship Satellite Executive of the Year Award recognizes excellence over a 12-month period, many executives dedicate their lives to this industry. Via Satellite recognizes and rewards individuals who have worked tirelessly in this industry over a number of years.

Woman in Technology

The satellite industry, while progressive in many ways, still is a male-dominated business. However, there are a number of women making a difference in this industry and Via Satellite wishes to recognize them with this award.

Rising Engineer of the Year

One of the key issues facing the satellite industry is its ability to attract young talent that will lead and shape the industry for decades to come. With this award, Via Satellite acknowledges the engineers making a difference in our industry, and will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Most Valuable Player

Every company has that key person that often goes unnoticed but represents a major cornerstone for the prosperity of the business. Be it in terms of operations, finance, technology or any other part of your business, Via Satellite wants to acknowledge that person your company can’t live without.

Winners will be announced at an awards event at SATELLITE 2016.

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