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Shortlist unveiled for IABM BaM awards at IBC
  • GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK
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IABM, the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, has announced the shortlisted entries for the IBC 2018 edition of its Broadcast and Media awards (BaMs™). From a record number of submissions, the judges have shortlisted four entrants in each of nine BaM™ Content Chain categories that accurately model the structure of the industry today, together with a tenth award recognizing an outstanding project, event or collaboration.

The panel of 40+ non-affiliated, expert judges are now scrutinizing the shortlisted entries. Visits to the stands of shortlisted companies will take place once IBC 2018 opens to complete the judging process. The eventual winners will be announced at the IABM BaM™ Awards Party on Saturday, Sept. 15, 6-8 pm in the Forum. 

“I’m again impressed with the quality--as well as the quantity--of the IABM BaM™ Awards entries for this IBC; it’s was a challenge for our judges to initially shortlist the top four in each category,” said John Ive, IABM director, strategic insight, chair of the judging panel. “The new BaM™ Content Chain model has ensured we include all the new developments across the broad spectrum of media and broadcast--and it is clear that innovation is driving profound changes, which these awards reflect. The task facing the judges in selecting the eventual winners will be tough indeed.”

The shortlisted companies (and product/service names where they are not embargoed until the show opens) are:

Create

  • BR Remote Ltd – CamBall4 PTZ Camera
  • Datavideo Technologies Europe BV – NH-100 Nighthawk Camera
  • Rotolight – Anova PRO 2 professional LED lighting
  • SHOTOVER Camera Systems – M1 Camera System

Produce

  • Aperi - V-Stack
  • IBM – IBM Watson Captioning
  • Lawo - embargoed
  • Suitcase TV Ltd – Iphrame Remote Commentary

Manage

  • AWS Elemental – AWS Media Services
  • Ooyala - Ooyala Flex Media Platform
  • Microsoft - embargoed
  • Piksel – Fuse Metadata Manager

Publish

  • Broadpeak – nanoCDN™
  • Edgeware - embargoed
  • Harmonic - VOS360 media processing SaaS
  • Limelight Networks - Limelight Realtime Streaming

Monetize

  • Brightcove - SSAI
  • Crystal – Crystal Connect
  • Promethean.TV – Promethean Broadcast Centre
  • Verimatrix – Verspective Intelligence

Consume

  • Broadpeak – CDN Diversity™ Technology with Priority Feature
  • Hexaglobe – Xtreme Player
  • NPAW (Nice People At Work) – YOUBORA 2018
  • Screen Subtitling Systems - Sasquatch

Connect

  • Aspera – IBM Aspera On Cloud
  • BT Media & Broadcast – Media Workflow Connect
  • LiveU – LiveU Matrix
  • V-Nova – P.Link Contribution Encoder with Machine Learning

Store

  • Dell EMC - embargoed
  • Editshare – Xstream EFS
  • Quantum Corporation – Xcellis Scale-out NAS
  • Rohde & Schwarz - embargoed

Support

  • Exponential-e – Cloud Management Platform (CMP)
  • Portrait Displays/SpectraCal - CalMAN Auto Calibration for LG OLED and Super UHD Displays
  • TAG V.S. - MCM-9000
  • Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group - Telos Infinity IP Intercom

Project, collaboration or event

  • CBC & Bitmovin – Multi-platform distribution of broadcast content
  • NEP - NEP Remote Commentary
  • Telestream - Enabling New and Revolutionary Workflows for Real Time Remote Production of Live Events
  • Verimatrix – Econet Media Brings Compelling TV Everywhere Service to Africa

The winning entries will automatically be submitted for IABM’s prestigious Peter Wayne Golden BaM™ Award, with the winner announced at the IABM Annual International Business Conference and Awards in December 2018.

 

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