The Royal Television Society’s Thames Valley Creative Technology Centre last night announced the winners of its 2022 Awards, with NDI landing the Innovation award for its new product NDI5 launched in 2021, which allows storytellers to connect to a device anywhere in the world.

The Awards celebrate individuals and organisations who have made a real difference over the past year in broadcast technology, from an advance in research and development through to optimization of critical processes, rapid development of systems to allow for production to continue remotely or going the extra mile in an operational role.

For 2022, awards were presented across five categories: Production, Innovation, Creative Technology, Unsung Hero and the Special Recognition Award.

The Creative Technology Award was won by Richard Lancaster from NEP UK for his work delivering and broadcasting major events including the funeral of the late HRH Prince Phillip, Wimbledon and the Royal weddings. Kimberly Rowell from BBC Three and BBC News took home the Production award. Her outstanding body of work both as an Executive Producer and Commissioner, giving a voice to the voiceless and working behind the scenes to support her team and advocate for under-represented groups in the industry.

Lammie Veracruz from Mirriad Advertising was crowned with the Unsung Hero Award. After stepping into a new role during COVID, the jury highlighted the immediate impact Lammie made, demonstrating great innovation and commitment and establishing wellbeing across the company.

Finally, given at the discretion of the RTS TVC committee, the Special Recognition Award was presented to KitPlus for playing an integral part in informing the industry on the latest technology developments and trends for the last 20 years.

Alongside the awards Florian Gallier, Product Manager – Remote Production & Image Robotics at Mo-Sys Engineering, presented the Creative Technology Lecture, this year titled ‘The Future of Broadcast is Virtual’. The lecture focused on virtual production, one of the fast-developing areas in the production sector as quantity increases, costs need to be controlled and sustainability prioritised. The lecture was followed by a discussion with Gideon Ferber, Product Director, Broadcast at disguise.

Tim Marshall OBE, Chair, RTS TVC, said: “In the face of an extremely challenging past couple of years, the industry has created innovative technological solutions to keep the television industry thriving, and we were delighted to celebrate these achievements last night in person.”

Here is the full list of nominations and winners:
Production Award
Awarded to the person who has shown excellence in the use of creative technology to support the production of TV content
WINNER – Kimberley Rowell (BBC Three and BBC News)
Shortlist: Ciarán Doran (Rohde & Schwarz) Lyndsay Duthie (The Production Guild of Great Britain) Josh Martin (Take 1 Script Services) Gemma Steel (NEP UK)

Innovation Award
Awarded to the company that has shown great innovation in the use of creative technology to solve a problem in the past year with respect to the production or promulgation of TV content.
WINNER – NDI5 (NDI- a Vzrt Group Brand)
Shortlist: Ateme 80six, RSA Films & Final Pixel Mo-Sys Pebble

Creative Technology Award
Awarded to the person who has shown excellence in the development, operation, or promotion of creative media technology.
WINNER – Richard Lancaster (NEP UK)
Rob Chandler (Morden Wolf) Adam Leah (nxtedition)

Unsung Hero
Awarded to the person who demonstrates a substantial and lasting contribution to the development or operation of the technology that supports the production, presentation, curation, or distribution of TV content.
WINNER – Lammie Veracruz (Mirriad Advertising)
Shortlist: Alison Durrant (NEP UK) Lewis Kirkaldie (Cinegy) Gerhard Lang (Vizrt Group) Adrian Smithers (Take 1 Script Services) Alex Wyatt (NEP UK)

Special Recognition Award
WINNER – KitPlus (Matt Robbins and Simon Tillyer)


Pippa Considine

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