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RTS announces 2011 Young Technologist Award winner

28 July 2011
RTS announces 2011 Young Technologist Award winner

Peter Sellar, who is a member of Freesat UK, is the latest recipient of the Royal Television Society’s Young Technologist Award. Sellar (pictured) was selected by a panel of judges chaired by WISE (Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction) executive director Terry Marsh.

The annual RTS award is presented in memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, a distinguished engineer who helped to pioneer VHF and UHF transmission. The honour is designed to help advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and related fields, giving the winner the opportunity to attend IBC in September.

Alongside Marsh, the judging panel for this year’s prize included John Ive, director of business development & technology, IABM; Paul Mason, head of Olympic Broadcasting Services London; and Peter Weitzel, broadcasting consultant, Siemens.

Terry Marsh commented: “The RTS Young Technologist of the Year is an important award, and we are delighted to award it to Peter Sellar this year. The jury was extremely impressed by Peter’s progression through his broadcasting career and his referee praised his important contribution to the Freesat business. He also had an excellent plan for how to make the best use of his winning visit to IBC.”

Peter Sellar (pictured) reflected: “I’m honoured to have been awarded RTS Young Technologist 2011. This recognition from the RTS means a great deal to me, and I’m looking forward to attending IBC for the first time and using the opportunity to enhance my understanding of the developing technologies that are becoming available.”

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