The shortlist for the IBC2012 Innovation Awards reflects the growing importance of workflows. Each of the three projects shortlisted for the content management category takes a different, but equally radical, approach. Two of the three finalists come from the world of sport. The asset management system aTurner Sports Central was developed to track, log and retrieve the 27,000 live recording hours of content from more than 6000 individual events each with around 300 live logged highlights – around two million highlights captured each year. The system was developed in house with technology partners including Dalet Digital Media, EVS, Stainless Code, Active Storage, Quantum and NetApp. In the fast-paced world of NASCAR racing, the sport’s governing body provides its own coverage from 18 trackside cameras which are also used for race control. It has recently created a new and powerful high definition replay system, developed with Telestream in association with Promise Technology and Quantum, which gives operators and officials instant access to any part of the content from any camera angle. One of the biggest system integration projects undertaken in recent years supported the launch of Sky News Arabia. Naturally it features a file-based infrastructure, but it also has to operate as a highly pressurised broadcast centre and the build, by TSL, features some of the largest monitor walls ever constructed. Technology partners included ScheduALL, Miranda Technologies, EVS and Broadcast Bionics. The judging panel for the IBC Innovation Awards includes Dick Hobbs, compiler of The Workflow Files, and Fergal Ringrose, editor of TVBEurope. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Sunday night at IBC, which is open to all visitors.