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Harmonic, MediaKind, BBC R&D, Dolby among Tech and Engineering Emmy winners

Annual awards will be presented during the 2021 NAB Show on 10th October

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 72nd annual Technology and Engineering Awards, including the likes of SMPTE, Harmonic, Avid, EBU, MediaKind, BBC Research and Development, and Dolby.

The awards will be presented in a ceremony at NAB Show on 10th October.

“The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards have always recognised the talented and innovative leaders and companies that have made the incredible world of television possible,” said Robert Seidel, chair, Technology & Engineering Committee, NATAS.

The annual awards recognise innovation and achievement in areas ranging from AI/Optimisation for real-time video compressing to advanced authoring format.

This year’s winners include:

Development of Open Perceptual Metrics for Video Encoding Optimisation

  • Beamr
  • Netflix
  • University of Southern California
  • Université de Nantes
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Disney
  • Google
  • Brightcove

Pioneering Deployment of the Event Signaling and Management API

  • TimeWarner Cable (Charter)
  • Arris (CommScope)
  • Cisco
  • Envivio (MediaKind)
  • Harmonic
  • RGB Networks (Imagine Communications)
  • This Technology (Comcast)

AI/Optimisation for Real-Time Video Compression

  • Harmonic
  • MediaKind
  • Amazon Web Services

Standardization of SMPTE ST 2110

  • Video Services Forum (VSF)

Common Encryption

  • European Broadcasting Union
  • DVB

Content Delivery Networks

  • Akamai Technologies

Dynamic Metadata for optimal HDR and WCG color volume mapping

  • Dolby Laboratories

Advanced Authoring Format

  • AAF Association (AMWA)
  • Avid Technology
  • BBC Research & Development
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Development of Massive Processing Optimized Compression Technologies

  • Amazon
  • Bitmovin
  • Brightcove
  • Disney
  • Encoding.Com
  • Facebook
  • Google-YouTube
  • Netflix

Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) used to plan and automate the production of linear live to air or live to recording news program

  • Associated Press
  • Avid