Television

Ang Lee awarded IBC2016 International Honour for Excellence

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/13/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=YBKSakPi

LONDON: Sunday night at IBC saw the most exciting and engaging awards ceremony yet. From the presence of not one but two Oscar winners, to a special message from the International Space Station, this was an unforgettable occasion.

The IBC2016 International Honour for Excellence, IBC’s highest accolade, went to the movie director Ang Lee. A brief retrospective looked at five of his most famous films, from 1995s -- Sense and Sensibility to Life of Pi in 2012, before the audience was treated to the trailer from his latest movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

“In the past few years, I have come strongly to believe that new technology will upgrade film-making in terms of story-telling,” Lee said. “In Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the use of high frame rate and high dynamic range will provide, I hope, a unique opportunity to feel the realities of war and peace through the protagonist’s eyes.”

“IBC has done so much to bring together new technology and old-fashioned creativity,” he added. “I am delighted to be part of this exciting dialogue, and I am honoured to receive this award.”

It was one hundred years ago that the first meeting of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers was called, to drive forward standards in the emerging industry. With the addition of television in 1950, it became SMPTE, one of the partner bodies of IBC and still the guardian of the key standards which support our industry.

Perhaps the most memorable acceptance speech of the evening came not from the stage but from the International Space Station. NASA received the IBC2016 Judges’ Prize for its long history in bringing the wonders of space exploration to our screens, despite huge technical considerations.

Astronaut Kate Rubins greeted IBC from the International Space Station, saying “Living and working here 250 miles above our beautiful planet, we’re lucky enough to enjoy stunning views of the world below. We’re honoured to bring this fresh perspective in the images and video we collect.”

Summing up the evening, Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC, said “Our awards programme is a vital part of IBC. It gives us the chance to recognise real leadership, but it is also the opportunity to reflect on the way that the whole industry contributes to the success through its constant innovation and co-operation. That sense of collaboration and creativity, in turn, is in the DNA of IBC.”

IBC Innovation Awards

The LiveIP Studio project took the award for content creation, with trophies presented both to the EBU and the host of the project, Flemish broadcaster VRT. The judges admired the way the project had taken a practical approach to using IP for live production, involving a large number of vendors and solving the interoperability issues.

The other two finalists in this category were both from the world of sports. BT Sport received a highly commended certificate for its work in augmented reality as a means of engaging and informing sports fans. ESPN was also honoured, for Pylon Cam, putting four cameras inside a 3D printed corner post for American football.

Two of the entries in content management were around reality television. Endemol Shine Germany took the trophy for its production management on Wild Island, which split the post between the location – two islands off the coast of central America - and the company’s base in Cologne.

Highly commended was The 15 of Us, a year-long reality experiment made by Tencent in China, which generated 3,000 hours of content a day. VRT made a return to the stage, this time to honour its children’s channel Ketnet with its engaging app for children from two to 12.

Also returning to the stage, this time to collect the trophy for content delivery, was BT Sport. It launched an Ultra HD channel last year, and the audience at the IBC Awards ceremony was treated to some stunning 4k sports footage on our state-of-the-art screen.

BT Sport’s Ultra HD channel features the UEFA Champions’ League, and UEFA itself was a competitor for the award. Its highly commended entry focused on increasing engagement through add-on services and second screen apps. The other highly commended entry came from Swisscom, with its imaginative new look at content discovery across a large number of channels.

IBC Best Conference Paper Award

The IBC Best Conference Paper Award is presented to the authors of the paper which presents important new research in a clear and engaging way. This year it went to Erik Stare of Teracom in Stockholm, Dr Jordi Giménez of Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain and Dr Peter Klenner of Panasonic Europe, based in Frankfurt for their paper ‘WIB - a new system concept for digital terrestrial television’.

Exhibition Stand Design Awards

Each year IBC gives three awards for the most attractive, practical and effective exhibition stands. This year the award for the best use of shell scheme space went to Pliant Technologies. The judges said the design “takes the use of shell scheme to a new level with good use of space, excellent lighting and fantastic graphics, all presenting a chic but not cheap effect. A most attractive and inviting stand.”

Highly commended in the category for smaller free design stands (up to 100 square metres) were Viaccess-Orca and Nokia, but the award went to Ooyala for its design which relied heavily on wood: even the apparently steel construction beams were actually made of wood. The judges felt the stand was “fun, with playful visuals, presented by a young-minded team.”

Two exhibitors were also highly commended in the larger free design category: Skyworth and Vestel. The winner, though, was Cisco, for “an open and inviting stand, with plenty of space on two levels for multiple meetings. It’s stunning, and is a fresh approach.”

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/taj-mahal.jpg?itok=LHQdFz_h
Taj Mahal, Eiffel etc: ‘Monumental Challenge’ on Sony BBC Earth starts on 23 Oct

Towering over cities and landscapes, six unofficial national symbols get a makeover. Watch as Big Ben, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Santiago de Compostela, the Bund and the Taj Mahal are restored to their full splendour in this series, Monumental Challenge on Sony BBC Earth starting...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/star-sports.jpg?itok=gYl-pMly
Star Sports brings out the fun side of kabaddi players

As the league stage of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 5 is nearing its end, Star Sports has planned an interactive show with top PKL players this season, all dressed in traditional attire. The show is named as ‘Yeh Diwali, Kabaddi wali’.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/rajat-sharma-800x800.jpg?itok=AAwLfY7v
Chunav Manch: Rajat Sharma grills leaders in novel formats

MUMBAI: The huge anticipation and the promise came true when India TV’s Flagship Election Mega-Conclave Chunav Manch in its Gujarat edition came out notches above of its contemporaries. The channel attracted unprecedented applause from both the participants and the delegates for the scale of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/Sunil%20Buch.jpg?itok=vTJq1hwl
ZEEL exec Sunil Buch resigns

MUMBAI: Sunil Buch has put in his papers at ZEEL. Appointed as the chief business officer of the network in 2014, and recently elevated to the position of the chief executive officer (CEO) -- Zee Live and Zee Talent and head of corporate brand and communications. Buch has over two decades of...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/MAMI_1.jpg?itok=tNyhnY1i
Two internationally renowned Indian films get country premiere at MAMI

NEW DELHI: Two Indian films that made their mark in foreign film festivals saw their Indian premiere at the ongoing 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival: The Song Of Scorpions by the renowned Anup Singh and Village Rockstars by director Rima Das.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/Partho_Dasgupta.jpg?itok=2U1pt7Ny
Sun, Zeel, Star India channels continue presence in across genres lists

BENGALURU: It’s festival season in India. Channels from three major networks in India continue finding presence in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) top 10 channels across genres All India (U+R): 2+ individuals. Sun TV from the Sun Network continued its pole position in the top...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/18/Harry-Fast-Fear-Mohit_Joshi.jpg?itok=CW4qBsII
English movie channels line up movies despite lower advertising

MUMBAI: Taking advantage of people’s presence at home during Diwali and most likely in front of the TV screens, English movie channels have strengthened their programming lineup.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/17/karan%26panesar.jpg?itok=xEPzJ7bu
DSport to exclusively broadcast HBL Pakistan Super League '18 live

DSport, the sports TV channel of Discovery Communications India, will broadcast the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/17/Rajesh-Kaul.jpg?itok=iYKp_ISg
NBA: Sony TEN3, HD and Sony SIX, HD to air games with respective Hindi, English commentaries

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and the NBA today announced that beginning the 2017-18 NBA season, NBA games will be telecast live with Hindi commentary every weekend on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. A package of close to 100 NBA games including the regular season and playoffs.The games...

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories