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2015 TVBAwards nominations shortlist unveiled

This year’s shortlist for the TVBAwards has now been drawn up following an overwhelming influx of nominations

The shortlisted nominations for this year’s TVBAwards have been announced, with some of the leading programmes and projects from the last 12 months prominent across the revamped categories.

Coverage of the Tour de France, BBC Proms, and the UK General Election are some of the featured broadcasts to have made the shortlist, alongside less renowned projects such as the award-winning short, Knit me Some Happiness, which tested the use of drone capture to new vertical limits.

This year’s new categories covering infrastructure and TVBEverywhere have been extremely well represented, with recent achievements in asset management, archive digitisation, and social media integration being recognised alongside the more publicly visible broadcast nominations.

“I think it’s that blend of honouring frontline programming in tandem with the infrastructure that makes it happen, that gives the TVBAwards its unique edge,” explained James McKeown, TVBEurope’s executive editor. “We’ve been swamped with nominations this year, and I’m really glad to see some interesting, deserving projects being put forward. Seeing shorts like Knit me Some Happiness alongside more mainstream entries is what it’s all about, and we’re seeing that sort of variety throughout our categories.”

This year’s ceremony takes place at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom on Thursday, 22 October, and tickets are now available from the TVBAwards website. TVBEurope will be highlighting each nomination via a series of feature articles between now and October on the TVBEurope website.

The full nominations list is as follows:


Live sports broadcast

– Quest TV for its coverage of the Le Mans 24 Hour race
– EVS for its FA Cup Final live video solution
– AMP Visual TV/I-MOVIX for coverage of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris
– France Televisions for its Tour de France coverage
– Sky Italia/I-MOVIX for coverage of the Champions League final

Live broadcast

– AVIWEST DMNG System for TV2 Denmark’s The Challenge
– TV3 for its E-15 local election night coverage
– LiveU and Sky News for the 2015 UK general election
– Blackmagic and Sky Arts for Election Night Live
– BBC S&PP for Eastenders live week

Live broadcast sound

– Robert Edwards and his team for the X-Factor
– ORF and Lawo for the Eurovision Song Contest
– BBC S&PP for Eastenders live week
– BBC/NEP Visions for Proms 2015
– NEP Visions/IMG Media for Wimbledon coverage


Achievement in post production

– dock10 for Cucumber Banana Tofu
– FilmLight for Coronation Street
– Timeline Television for World’s End (CBBC)
– FilmLight for Lerchenberg (ZDF, Germany)

Achievement in sound

– dock10 for Cucumber Banana Tofu
– BBC/NEP Visions for Proms 2015
– Robert Edwards and his team for the X-Factor
– Andy Tapley/BBC S&PP for projects including Strictly Come Dancing

Achievement in image capture

– Arri, Helicopter Film Services, Sofia Olins for Knit me Some Happiness
– Canon, Lion Eyes TV for Peter Kay’s Car Share
– Sony for its capture of the Champions League final in 4K
– YLE/ATEME for 360 degree live stream of Presidential Independence Day in Finland


Achievement in asset management

– Cinegy Archive enterprise archive and MAM solution
– Nativ for MioEverywhere
– Avid for VRT (Belgium) installation
– Aspera for installation of its Orchestrator system for Perform
– Vizrt for its MAM implementation at the Dutch national TV and film archive

Achievement in systems integration

– Gearhouse Broadcast OBPod for Sky Sports Formula One coverage
– Danmon Systems Group for HD upgrade at TV2 FYN-DENMARK
– Timeline Television for its Ultra HD OB truck used by BT Sport
– Megahertz for moving South Africa’s to its new all-HD facility

Achievement in archive digitisation

– BBC S&PP for Winston Churchill’s State Funeral – 50 Years on
– Nexidia for its Dialogue Search version 2.0
– Wazee Digital for its work with the US Defense Imagery Management Operations Center
– The International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its PAM programme to conserve its audio visual assets


TV Anywhere solutions: VoD/catch-up and mobile TV provision

– vuMedia VoD1000 product
– Piksel for its Transavia Entertainment App
– Vigour Video
– Muvi Studio
– Akamai and Aspera for Sky Italia

Multiplatform production and delivery

– Harmonic for OTT multiscreen delivery for Kartina TV
– EVS SEA Games TV app
– Elemental Delta Video Delivery Platform
– Babcock Media Services for its Formula E Championship coverage
– Elemental Unified Linear TV Delivery

Social media integration

– Babcock Media Services for Sony TV
– NOTHS (not on the high street) campaign on ITV
– Pixel Power/Channel 4 for ‘world’s first Twitter-determined’ commercial break
– Croatian broadcaster HRT’s use of social media to help humanitarian efforts during 2014 floods


PR, marketing and communications team of the year

– Bubble and Squeak
– Platform PR
– Manor Marketing
– Troy Patterson, Cinegy

Innovation and R&D award for outstanding technical achievement

– Grass Valley’s GV Node
– Riedel MicroN
– Studer Infinity Technology
– Timeline Television UHD OB truck
– Omnitek Ultra 4K Toolbox
– V-Nova Perseus

Outstanding broadcast

– AMP Visual TV/ I-MOVIX at the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris
– ORF, EBU, Lawo for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
– LiveU and Sky News’ partnership for UK general election 2015
– SIS Live for McDonald’s I’m Lovin’ It 24 campaign with Jessie J

Start-up/entrepreneur award

– Newstag
– One World Television
– Vigour Video
– Vualto

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Pictured: Last year’s Lifetime Achievement award winner with TVBEurope‘s James McKeown