Press - 2016

15 / March / 2016

Lebara and SPB TV's joint development wins in two categories at Mobile News Awards 2016

London, March 10, 2016 - The Lebara company has won two awards at Mobile News Awards 2016 ceremony, which is one of the most prestigious awards in the sphere of mobile communications in the United Kingdom. Lebara was recognized as the best virtual operator (MVNO award), and took an award in the Innovative Product category for its Lebara Play OTT TV service as well.

Mobile News Awards is an annual event to honor mobile telecommunications market leaders in the United Kingdom in various categories and nominations. Although the categories change from year to year, categories like Customer Service and Innovative Product are presented annually.

Lebara Play service is a product developed by SPB TV, a leading provider of OTT TV, IPTV and Mobile TV solutions. Lebara Play is based on SPB TV's end-to-end OTT TV solution, which has been adapted to Lebara's business and technical needs.

Lebara Play provides for watching TV on iOS and Android mobile devices as well as on big screens by means of set-top boxes. The service's users are provided with access to live and on-demand videos in SD and HD quality. The main target audiences are migrant communities, as the service provides content from their home countries in Tamil, Turkish, West African English and West African French. The service is available all around the world.

The Mobile News Awards 2016 ceremony took place in London Hilton on Park Lane and was hosted by a famous comedian Lee Nelson.

About the Mobile News Awards

The awards have been held annually since 1995 in the London Hilton on Park Lane  by Mobile News magazine. A number of award categories change from year to year, although some are awarded every year (such as Customer Service, Innovative Product, and Innovative Service).
The categories are open to all companies who provide mobile products and services in the UK, including operators, mobile phone manufacturers, retailers and service providers.

About Lebara

Lebara, the universal brand for the world's migrant community, helps people unite across borders, generations and cultures. Founded in 2001, the Lebara Group has built a trusted and established telecoms business with operations in eight countries. Offering inclusive and accessible products and services that make migrants' lives easier - from communications, to entertainment and financial services - is the guiding principle behind Lebara's continued expansion. Lebara has been recognized for its innovation and business successes, as well as its diverse workforce and best-in-class customer service, with numerous industry awards. Its charitable arm, Lebara Foundation, funds housing and schooling projects for displaced children in disadvantaged areas of the world. Lebara is a privately held company.

About SPB TV

SPB TV is a leading global provider of end-to-end OTT TV, IPTV and mobile TV solutions. SPB TV solutions provide stable video delivery and playback across any network, award-winning intuitive UIs for TVs, computers, tablets and mobiles, effective monetization tools and engaging interactivity features. SPB TV solutions are integrated by large network operators and media companies, like Amedia, MTS, Tele2, StarHub, Beeline, and recognized through many prestigious awards, including CSI Awards, TV Technology Europe STAR Awards, Mobile Entertainment Awards, Google Developer Challenge and others. Over 40 million people worldwide watch OTT TV via  SPB TV services. SPB TV AG is headquartered in Switzerland, with R&D headquarters in Russia and affiliates in Asia and South America.