New Media Awards go to Olympics, NFB

More bling for Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, this time from the Canadian New Media Awards, which tapped its Vancouver Olympic Games coverage as 2010's best cross-platform project.
NFB Test Tube

Pictured: The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki was acknowledged as best community campaign of the year.

More bling for Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, this time from the Canadian New Media Awards, which tapped its Vancouver Olympic Games coverage as 2010′s best cross-platform project.

Also recognized Wednesday night with the trophy for best mobile application was the official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic mobile spectator guide from XOMO Digital Inc. in Vancouver.

And CTV digital chief Alon Marcovici was named executive of the year at the new media industry kudosfest, to add to the outstanding technical achievement award he received at the Geminis Awards.

Marcovici, vice president of digital media at CTV, led a team that launched the Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium’s sports video stream player during the Vancouver/Whistler Games.

The HD-quality live streaming player allowed Canadians to pause, replay and rewind live Olympics broadcasts.

The Canadian New Media Awards, coming at the close of the nextMEDIA Toronto conference, also named Toronto-based Syncapse Corp. as the company of the year, and Polar Mobile, also in Toronto, as the most promising new company.

Other award winners: HootSuite Media for best digital media technology, Stitch Media for best interactive property with Redress Remix, and Urbania.ca for best online portal.

The National Film Board of Canada came away with trophies for best online programming for GDP, and the best community campaign of the year for The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki.

A full list of Canadian New Media Award winners is available at here.