Last night, the European TV industry gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms near London's Covent Garden for the TVB Awards. This annual event showcases the year's most notable achievements in TV content production, management and delivery. The joint VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio project, which last month received the IBC Award 2016, picked up two further prizes at last night's ceremony.
A new Hall of Fame category was created "to honour individuals, organizations and technical advancements that have helped to shape the broadcast and media technology sector as we know it today". The LiveIP Studio project was the winner under this category of the Innovation and R&D award for outstanding technical achievement. Earlier on in the evening, the project also picked up the award for Live Broadcast Production.
A Winning Partnership
Driven by the VRT Sandbox incubator programme and the EBU, and powered by a long list of partners including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt, the LiveIP Studio project has developed a fully functional IP production studio. Using existing open standards SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow, this venture demonstrates a high level of interoperability and leverages the unique benefits of IP to create efficiencies, such as remote production and automation.
This project has now won no fewer than five prizes. In addition to the three mentioned above, it received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards and the award for Technology & Innovation at EBU2016.