The Royal Television Society has declared Daniel Cherowbrier, business manager at Arqiva, as the recipient of its Young Technologist Award 2013. The award is presented in memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, and is judged by a panel chaired by digital media consultant Terry Marsh.
At Arqiva Cherowbrier previously managed the Feltham multiplexing centre housing the systems for the three commercial multiplexes on Freeview. As business manager at the company, he aims to bridge the divide between traditional platforms and emerging technologies. He also leads on university engagement to deliver the next generation of graduates to the company.
“The RTS Young Technologist of the Year recognises the potential future leaders in broadcasting and related technologies,” said Terry Marsh, chair of the award’s judging panel. “The jury was impressed with Daniel’s technical know-how, drive and management skills as well as his entrepreneurial talents, and look forward to great things from him in the future.”
Cherowbrier added: "I am honoured to have even been considered for this award but to win is very special. I have been very lucky to be trained by some of the best engineers in the broadcasting industry and am now fortunate enough to be working with them. The industry as a whole is going through change at great pace, making it an exciting place to be. I look forward to seeing some of this at IBC and how we can use it to generate new and exciting propositions for viewers."
Cherowbrier was nominated by Arqiva’s director of Technical Sales Support Bob Sparks who commented: ““I have met few people of Daniel’s age with his drive, tenacity, ability to learn quickly and build relationships with his peers and customers. In my view he exemplifies the attributes that a Technologist must have.”
The aim of the RTS Young Technologist Award is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields, giving the winner the opportunity to attend the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in September.
The runner up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology, was presented to Vladislav Korotkov, solution design specialist at BSkyB.