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IABM announces shortlist for 2017 Game Changer Awards
John Ive, IABM director of strategic insight and chairman of the Game Changer Awards' judging panel
  • GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK
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IABM has announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2017 Game Changer Awards. More than 100 high quality entries were received--a record for these awards. The judging panel faced a tough job in reducing these to the entries that made the shortlist below. Key judging criteria were: innovation; newness; impact; benefit; value; and potential new opportunities offered by the entry.

“The record number of entries this year, and their high quality, reflects the ever-accelerating rate of innovation in the broadcast and media technology supply industry as companies strive to gain and maintain a competitive edge,” said John Ive, IABM director of strategic insight and chairman of the judging panel. “Such was the quality and range of innovation on show that we have expanded the number of shortlisted entries in each of the 10 categories to four.”

An independent panel of 40 expert judges will now come together to choose the winners in each category, which will be announced at the IABM Game Changer Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, LVCC Room N235/7, 5.30-6.30pm. The event is open to all IABM members and trade press journalists.

The winning entries will be automatically submitted for the IABM’s prestigious Peter Wayne Award, with the winner announced at the IABM Annual International Business Conference and Awards in December 2017.

Many of the products and services shortlisted will only be revealed by the companies who entered them at NAB Show 2017 itself, hence we cannot reveal these before the show. However, the companies responsible for the shortlisted entries are:

Acquisition & Production
Atomos
Axon Digital Design
Grass Valley
SimplyLive LTD

Audio
Alteros, Inc.
Riedel Communications
Solid State Logic
The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group

Content & Communication Infrastructure
Embrionix
Evertz Microsystems Ltd
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Signiant

Playout & Delivery Systems
ChyronHego
Cobalt Digital Inc.
Evertz Microsystems Ltd
ONEtastic

Postproduction
Digital Anarchy
InSync Technology Ltd
Snell Advanced Media (SAM)
Vizrt

Project, event or alternative product/service
Sobey - CCTV (China Central Television)
Grass Valley
Groupe Media TFO
VITEC

Services
Gearhouse Broadcast
Imagen Ltd
Verizon Digital Media Services
Visbit Inc.

Storage
Dell EMC
G-Technology
Quantum
Tedial

System Automation & Control
Arvato Systems
NewsMaker Systems
Prime Focus Technologies
SDVI Corporation

Test, Quality Control & Monitoring
PacketStorm Communications, Inc.
TAG V.S.
The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group
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