2011 the award went to Sir David Attenborough; previous recipients
have included Director James Cameron, Aardman Animation, Manolo
Romero, Managing Director, Olympic Broadcasting Services and
the BBC Natural History Unit.
recently celebrated its 80th anniversary, NHK Science and
Technology Research Laboratories has been at the forefront
of research in broadcasting technology, working on both practical
solutions to current issues and visionary future technologies
which transform the way professionals create content and audiences
STRL pioneered high definition television as we know it today,
including the development of plasma displays. It has recently
been awarded an IEEE Milestone Award for the world's first
direct to home satellite broadcast service in 1984.