The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. The event will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters, during the NAB Show on Sunday, April 19 in Las Vegas.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards are awarded to a living individual, a company or a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television.
A committee of engineers working in television considers technical developments in the industry and determines which, if any, merit an award.
“The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949, and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come,” says Adam Sharp, CEO/president of NATAS. “We are especially excited to be honoring Yvette Kanouff with our Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology & Engineering.”
Kanouff has held CTO and president roles at various companies in the cable and media industry. Over the years, she has spearheaded transformational technologies, such as video on demand, cloud DVR, digital and on-demand advertising, streaming security and privacy.
And now the Awards recipients:
Pioneering System for Live Performance-Based Animation Using Facial Recognition
HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device
Pioneering Public Cloud-Based Linear Media Supply Chains
– Fox Neo (Walt Disney Television)
Pioneering Development of Large Scale, Cloud Served, Broadcast Quality,
Linear Channel Transmission to Consumers
– Sling TV
– Sony PlayStation Vue
Early Development of HSM Systems That Created a Pivotal Improvement in Broadcast Workflows
– Dell (Isilon)
Pioneering Development and Deployment of Hybrid Fiber Coax Network Architecture
– Cable Labs
Pioneering Development of the CCD Image Sensor
– Bell Labs
– Michael Tompsett
VoCIP (Video over Bonded Cellular Internet)
– TVU Networks
Ultra-High Sensitivity HDTV Camera
Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport Over IP Networks
– ALC NetworX
– Audio Engineering Society
– Kevin Gross
– Telos Alliance
Emmy statue image courtesy of ATAS/NATAS