IBC has presented the BBC’s chairman Richard Sharp and director general Tim Davie with its highest award to celebrate the broadcaster’s centenary this year.
The presentation took place in the Council Chamber in Broadcasting House., with IBC board member and CEO of the Royal Television Society Theresa Wise handing over the award.
She said that the BBC has played a leading role in IBC from the very start and, when IBC presented its first award in 1984, it went to an engineer from BBC Research.
Accepting the award, BBC chairman Richard Sharp said: “Over the last century the BBC has constantly innovated to become the global media market leader it is today. As we celebrate our 100th year we are honoured to be recognised by IBC for our special place in the broadcasting industry.”