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IBC to Present BBC With International Honor for Excellence

Sonya Chakarova, Daniella Weigner and Phillip Covell will receive additional accolades

To mark its centenary, IBC is presenting the BBC with its International Honor for Excellence during this year’s show.

“Our industry, of course, has been driven forward by innovators and creators from all around the world,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “But all of us trace the source back to those cramped rooms in Savoy Hill in London in 1922. We are pleased to present the accolade to BBC 100, but in a very real sense this award is for all of us that care about the creativity, technology and business that surrounds every practitioner in the world of media.”

IBC has also announced the winners of two exceptional awards for 2022. The IBC Special Award recipients are Sonya Chakarova at PlayBox Neo and Daniella Weigner of Cinegy, with consultant Phillip Covell, who brought together more than 400 broadcast and media companies and individuals via LinkedIn to provide resources, solutions and hardware to Ukrainian TV channels and media outlets to ensure they could stay on air amid ongoing conflict. The group also supported refugees in finding media roles across Europe.

Clinton Jones, better known to his million-plus social media following as Pwnisher, is a motion graphics guru. During lockdown he challenged 3D artists everywhere to design their own scenes under the title Infinite Journeys. 2448 artists responded, devoting a collective of more than eighteen years of work and delivering stunning, magical, visionary scenes. The judging panel for the IBC Innovation Awards were so impressed by the efforts that they awarded him their Judges’ Prize.

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The Technical Papers Committee have also chosen the paper that, on peer review, they feel is both the most stimulating and the clearest. For their work on a practical, deliverable project for live extended reality experiences using 5G and cloud GPU computing, engineers from Salsa Sound, Condense and The GRID Factory, led by Andrew Gower, head of interactive and immersive content research at BT, will receive the Best Technical Paper award. Each of this year’s Technical Papers will be presented as part of the IBC Conference (9th & 10th September).

All the IBC Awards will be showcased in a unique, digital-first ceremony to be streamed online at 4 p.m. BST on Monday Sept. 5. This will include the announcement of the winners of the IBC Innovation Awards and Social Impact Awards.

The trophies will be presented to award winners during an on-site reception at IBC 2022 at the RAI Amsterdam, in Room E102 at 6.30 p.m. CET on Sunday Sept. 11.