One of the EBU's leading experts on media over IP, cloud technologies and remote production is to be made a Fellow of SMPTE, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Ievgen Kostiukevych has worked with the EBU's Technology & Innovation Department since 2016, contributing to the development of industry standards, leading research groups and helping to develop a groundbreaking media-over-IP training curriculum.
SMPTE fellowship recognizes those who have attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society through their proficiency and contributions. Ievgen's work is widely appreciated by his peers, whether among the EBU membership or in the wider industry, especially through his leadership role with the Advanced Media Workflow Association and his coordination of the JT-NM Tested programme.
He has directed several international proofs-of-concept around IP-based and cloud-based production and served as product manager for EBU outputs focused on IP test and measurement and 5G streaming. He is also a familiar face to anybody who attends the popular annual EBU Network Technology Seminar, which he coordinates.
Originally from Ukraine, Ievgen studied at the National Technical University 'Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute' before going on to design one of the country's first IP-based radio broadcasting complex at Radio Vesti Ukraine. He subsequently worked for Eurovision Services before moving to the EBU T&I department.
Also among those to receive SMPTE fellowship this year is Simon Thompson of BBC R&D. An active contributor to the EBU's work over many years, Simon currently leads the Video Systems & Workflows group, advising Members on all aspects of video images, quality and workflows.
The 2023 SMPTE Fellows will be honoured at an Awards Gala on 19 October during the SMPTE Media Technology Summit.