Shortlist announced for IABM BaM awards at IBC

IABM has announced the shortlisted entries for the IBC 2018 edition of its Broadcast and Media awards (BaMs). From a record number of submissions, the judges have shortlisted four entrants in each of nine BaM Content Chain categories that accurately model the structure of the industry today, together with a tenth award recognising an outstanding project, event or collaboration.

The panel of 40+ non-affiliated, expert judges are now scrutinizing the shortlisted entries. Visits to the stands of shortlisted companies will take place once IBC 2018 opens to complete the judging process. The eventual winners will be announced at the IABM BaM Awards Party on Saturday 15 September, 6-8pm in the Forum.

“I’m again impressed with the quality – as well as the quantity – of the IABM BaM Awards entries for this IBC; it’s was a challenge for our judges to initially shortlist the top four in each category,” said John Ive, IABM director strategic insight and chair of the judging panel. “The new BaM Content Chain model has ensured we include all the new developments across the broad spectrum of media and broadcast – and it is clear that innovation is driving profound changes, which these awards reflect. The task facing the judges in selecting the eventual winners will be tough indeed.”

The shortlisted companies (and product/service names where they are not embargoed until the show opens) are:

BR Remote Ltd – CamBall4 PTZ Camera
Datavideo Technologies Europe BV – NH-100 Nighthawk Camera
Rotolight – Anova PRO 2 professional LED lighting
SHOTOVER Camera Systems – M1 Camera System

Aperi - V-Stack
IBM – IBM Watson Captioning
Lawo - embargoed
Suitcase TV Ltd – Iphrame Remote Commentary

AWS Elemental – AWS Media Services
Ooyala - Ooyala Flex Media Platform
Microsoft - embargoed
Piksel – Fuse Metadata Manager

Broadpeak – nanoCDN™
Edgeware - embargoed
Harmonic - VOS360 media processing SaaS
Limelight Networks - Limelight Realtime Streaming

Brightcove - SSAI
Crystal – Crystal Connect
Promethean.TV – Promethean Broadcast Centre
Verimatrix – Verspective Intelligence

Broadpeak – CDN Diversity™ Technology with Priority Feature
Hexaglobe – Xtreme Player
NPAW (Nice People At Work) – YOUBORA 2018
Screen Subtitling Systems - Sasquatch

Aspera – IBM Aspera On Cloud
BT Media & Broadcast – Media Workflow Connect
LiveU – LiveU Matrix
V-Nova – P.Link Contribution Encoder with Machine Learning

Dell EMC - embargoed
Editshare – Xstream EFS
Quantum Corporation – Xcellis Scale-out NAS
Rohde & Schwarz - embargoed

Exponential-e – Cloud Management Platform (CMP)
Portrait Displays/SpectraCal - CalMAN Auto Calibration for LG OLED and Super UHD Displays
TAG V.S. - MCM-9000
Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group - Telos Infinity IP Intercom

Project, collaboration or event
CBC & Bitmovin – Multi-platform distribution of broadcast content
NEP - NEP Remote Commentary
Telestream - Enabling New and Revolutionary Workflows for Real Time Remote Production of Live Events
Verimatrix – Econet Media Brings Compelling TV Everywhere Service to Africa

The winning entries will automatically be submitted for IABM’s Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award, with the winner announced at the IABM Annual International Business Conference and Awards in December 2018.