In Broadcast - May 2018 - 49
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 5 | May 2018
IABM Announces Broadcast
and Media Awards Winners
The IABM has announced the winners of its new, unified technology
awards program for 2018...
he winners of IABM's new
Broadcast and Media awards
(BaMs) were announced at IABM's BaM
Awards party on April 10, at NAB Show
in Las Vegas.
The winners, across ten new
categories described by the BaM
Content Chain: Creator to Consumer
(itself unveiled by IABM at the show)
were selected from over 100 highquality submissions.
The judging was carried out by a
panel of more than 40 non-affiliated,
expert judges, each with specialist
expertise in one or more of the awards
John Ive, IABM Director of Strategic
Insight, who chaired the judging
panel, said: "Changing and updating
the awards categories this year has
received a tremendous response,
not only in quantity but also in
the quality and breadth of entries.
Traditional products and services still
feature strongly but are joined by
many applications representing new
technologies and business models. The
BaM Awards represent a real window
on the future of the broadcast and
The winners are listed below by
category, with the judges' comments
these. Good example of applying AIlike technology. Improves content
security. Combines tech, AI and
Sachtler and Vinten - flowtech
Camera Tripod Technology...
"It is unusual to see such a radical
rethink of the humble tripod. A
reinvention of one of the most
basic pieces of kit used in location
production. It is the new gold-standard
for camera tripods."
Vizrt - Viz Libero AR augmented
reality sports analysis...
"Adding real excitement to studio
coverage and tapping into the trend
for AR to allow fans and presenters
to analyse the plays and get closer to
the action. This will add the wow factor
to sports coverage. Great looking
graphics and integration. Opens up
new possibilities for production and
storytelling styles; impact is directly
visible to the audience."
ZOO Digital - ZOOdubs Cloud
"A Cloud-based dubbing solution
helps to solve distance and access
to voice talent in a flexible way that
shows great use of Cloud technologies.
It is delivering real results for users.
Important to have scalable, ondemand Cloud dubbing capability for
winner announced at the IABM Annual
International Business Conference and
Awards in December 2018.
mobile devices. This is key to watching
more video and sports on mobile
devices. Interactive graphics / data
visualisation, video adaptation on
smaller screens, recommendations,
offline viewing make it a clear winner."
IMF format and media metadata. A
high-end product able to operate with
the high resolution mastering video
Connectivity when you need it,
where you need it...
"Clever and innovative system that
combines the best aspects of Kuband satellite and cellular modem
technology into a package that can
deliver contribution feeds in virtually
NPAW (Nice People At Work) YOUBORA AI 2018...
"Puts data at the heart of end-users'
monetisation strategy, leveraging
artificial intelligence for ad and sub
monetisation. Includes a variety of
possible use cases, including bitrate
optimisation, personalisation and
customer retention applicable to
different monetisation models."
Prime Focus Technologies - Secure
Subtitling Tool for Pre-release
"A very nice solution to an
area where growing regulatory
requirements require disproportionate
resource to meet. Addresses the real
issues with a convincing explanation
of how the solution will help address
The winning entries will automatically be submitted for IABM's prestigious Peter Wayne Award, with the
"Excellent focus on the mobile
market. This is the main viewing
screen for millennials. Complete
solution giving broadcasters the tool
to deliver an excellent experience on
Object Matrix - MatrixStore:
"As we move to Cloud services an
innovative hybrid approach is ideal for
security of data. Enables hybrid onpremise and Cloud-based workflows,
and support for the industry standard
Sonifex Ltd - AVN-PXH12, AES67
Stream Mix Monitor...
"The product lives up to its
reputation. It is not complex but
extremely functional which the "user"
environment really appreciates."
NEP Group & Discovery Networks
- Cloud-Based MAM System for the
"Using a Cloud-based solution as
the MAM platform for one of the
highest-profile broadcasting events
such as the Olympic Games is a brave
decision, and successfully utilising it
to deliver all of the Olympic content to
50 territories in 21 languages is a great
"Changing and updating the
awards categories this year
has received a tremendous
response, not only in quantity
but also in the quality and
breadth of entries"
John Ive, IABM