Finalists for Latin Social TV Awards

By Nancy Ayala 
Managing Editor, Social TV Daily

The U.S. Hispanic market has taken to social TV.  After all, Hispanics like to watch TV and commercials,  and then talk about them with friends on social media.

Broadcasters in the U.S. and in Latin America know this and are creating innovative technology, content, and programs at the leading edge of Social TV.

The first Latin Social TV Awards recognize some remarkable efforts in this young field that includes the U.S. as well as the Caribbean and Latin American markets.

The winners of the STEEVEE awards will be announced at a black-tie gala celebration hosted by Lourdes Stephen and Fernando Fiore of Univision at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Feb. 28.

Leading executives from Google/YouTube, Starcom Media Group, Participant Media, Center for Investigative Reporting, Nobox, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Social TV Daily have gone through three rounds of judging to select 44 finalists in almost 20 categories — from top “Facebook Integration” and “Best Online Video,” to “Entertainer of the Year,” “Marketer of the Year,” to voting for the cable and broadcast networks of the year.

Entries have come from leading broadcasters and media companies such as Billboard, Discovery, ESPN Deportes, Estrella TV Network, FremantleMedia, SBS, Terra, Telemundo, Terra, Univision and Venevision.

After the awards, Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision, will serve as The Latin Social TV Summit’s keynote speaker, on a full day of presentations and panels on Friday, March 1.

Falco has spearheaded Univision’s bold efforts in social television.

“Our social media strategy is built on the premise that we need to deliver a Univision-branded experience everywhere our audience is and drive engagement as we reassemble our audience, and The Social TV Summit Miami is the right place to further this conversation,” he said in a statement.

Following are the finalists for the first Latin Social TV Awards:

Best Special Entertainment Latin Social TV Award

  • Telemundo Local, Calle 8/Miss Universo
  • Shazam, Shazam for TV – Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • Univision, Premios Juventud

Best Latin Social TV Integration of Facebook

  • FremantleMedia, Idol Puerto Rico
  • Starcom Mediavest, 2012 Trident “See What Unfolds” (US Hispanic)
  • Univision, El Gran Encuentro (Meet the Candidates)  

Best Online Video Latin Social TV Award

  • Univision, UVideos
  • ESPN Desportes, Boxeo – Pacquiao-Marquez por
  • Terra Networks, Terra Live Music in Concert with Alejandro Sanz
  • Estrella TV Network, “Ganga Style” with Don Cheto

Best TV Show Specific Latin Social TV Award

  • FremantleMedia, Idol Puerto Rico
  • Venevision, Miss Venezuela
  • FremantleMedia Latin America/Telescope Inc/Wapa TV, Idol Puerto Rico Facebook Voting Application
  • Telemundo/Telescope/Chryon, Live Broadcast Social & On-Air Engagement Solutions: Decision 2012

Best Connected TV Latin Social TV Award

  • FremantleMedia, Idol Puerto Rico
  • Spanish Broadcast System, Esta Noche Tu Night

Best Check-In Loyalty Latin Social TV Award

  • Comenta TV, Comenta
  • Starcom Mediavest, Secreteando – Social Novela

Best Sports Latin Social TV Award

  • Telemundo Media/Coca Cola, Ogilvy & Mather, Starcom MediaVest Group, Visual Latina, Luchando Juntos 
  • ESPN Desportes, Nacion ESPN
  • Boxeo – Pacquiao- Marquez por

Best Latin Social TV Integration of Twitter

  • Venevision, Miss Venezuela
  • ESPN, #Redes
  • Univision, Premios Juventud

Best Drama or Novella Latin Social TV Award

  • Starcom Mediavest Secreteando – Social Novela
  • Univision, Amores Verdaderos On-Screen Social

Best Research Latin Social TV Platform

  • Trendrr
  • Social Guide
  • Comenta TV 

Best Social Commerce or Marketing Program

  • ESPN Desportes, Nacion ESPN
  • Terra Networks, Terra Live Music in Concert with Alejandro Sanz
  • Starcom Mediavest, 2012 Trident “See What Unfolds” (US Hispanic)

Best Mobile Phone, iPad or Tablet Application

  • Univision, UVideos
  • Univision, Univision Noticias App

Best Cable Network Latin Social TV Award

  • Discovery Communications, Discovery Social
  • HBO, HBO Go

Best Broadcast Network Social TV Award

  • Univision
  • SoiTV

Latin Social TV Entertainer of the Year

  • Univision, Ana Patricia Gonzalez
  • Terra Networks, Alejandro Sanz
  • Estrella TV Network, Don Cheto

Latin Social TV Marketer of the Year

  • ESPN Desportes, Crea Tu Portada
  • Univision, David Beck
  • FremantleMedia, Jack Alfandary


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