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Shortlist announced for IABM Broadcast and Media Awards

Thu 29, 03 2018

Outstanding quality and breadth of innovation to be rewarded at 2018 NAB Show BaM™ Awards

IABM today announced the shortlisted entries for its new Broadcast and Media Awards (BaMs™). From an initial 100+ submissions, the judges have shortlisted four entrants in each of 10 newly-defined categories that accurately model the structure of the industry today. The newly defined categories ensure that all aspects of the broadcast and media industry are included including the very latest cutting-edge developments.

The panel of 40+ non-affiliated, expert judges are now scrutinizing the shortlisted entries. Visits to the booths of companies shortlisted will take place once NAB opens to ensure they have complied with the rules of entry. The eventual winners will be announced at the IABM BaM™ Awards ceremony and party on Tuesday 10th April. Venue is Ballroom C at the Westgate Resort, adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, 6pm onwards. A few tickets are still available; register here.

“The quality and breadth of innovation embodied in the entries this year was quite simply outstanding,” said John Ive, IABM Director Strategic Insight, chair of the judging panel. “Innovation is still clearly very much at the heart of what drives this industry forward, and the judges face a real challenge in selecting the final winners. Many of the disruptive changes facing our industry are represented by the wide ranging applications. Just making the shortlist is a considerable achievement in the face of consistently high-level competition.”

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


ARRI – ALEXA Large Format System

Chrosziel – Chrosziel Zoom Servo Drive CDM-MK-Z

Rotolight – Anova PRO 2 Professional LED lighting

Sachtler and Vinten – flowtech Camera Tripod Technology


NEP Group – NEP Andrews Hubs

Ross Video – Ross Graphite All-in-One Production System

Tedial – SMARTLIVE Automated LIVE Sports Solution

Vizrt – Viz Libero AR augmented reality sports analysis


Amagi Media Labs – Cognitive playout infrastructure with ML-augmented content preparation


Prime Focus Technologies – Secure Subtitling Tool for Pre-release content

Skyline Communications – DataMiner flow and service orchestration for all-IP media infrastructures



Simplestream – VOD-in-a-Box

Wowza Media Systems – Wowza ClearCaster: Improving the Success of Facebook Live Broadcasts

ZOO Digital – ZOOdubs cloud dubbing service


Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

NAGRA – OpenTV Signature Edition

NPAW (Nice People At Work) – YOUBORA AI 2018

Simplestream – VOD-in-a-Box


Eutelsat – smart programme guide

Massive Interactive – Massive AXIS: how Telecine Play Grew its OTT Traffic by 75%

NAGRA – OpenTV Signature Edition

NeuLion – NeuLion Digital Platform Advanced Mobile Experience


Artel Video Systems – SMART Media Delivery Platform

Dejero – Dejero CellSat: Connectivity when you need it, where you need it.

GatesAir – GatesAir IPConnect: Reliable Data Transport and Protection over IP Networks

MuxLab – SDI over IP Uncompressed Extender



Imagine Products and StorageDNA – dnaLTFS with myLTOdna and PrimeTranscoder

Object Matrix

Western Digital


Sonifex Ltd – AVN-PXH12, Rackmount AES67 Stream Mix Monitor

SpectraCal / Portrait Displays – CalMAN 3D LUT Auto Calibration for LG OLED Displays

TAG V.S. – MCM-9000U: IP-based, software-only multiviewer/monitoring solution

Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group – Telos Infinity IP Intercom


DAVID Systems – Pop-Up Radio

NEP Group & Discovery Networks – Cloud-Based MAM System for the Olympic Games

Nevion – Norway’s TV 2 chooses Nevion for intra- and inter-facility IP media transport

Zhejiang Radio&TV Group / Sobey – China Blue Cloud

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

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