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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Recipients of the 63rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards

NATAS has issued the following press release:

New York, NY – January 12, 2012 -- The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) honored the recipients of the 63rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This event marks the sixth consecutive year that the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards have been presented in conjunction with CES. The presentation took place at The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Hosted by the NFL Today CBS sports reporter Leslie Visser, the annual Lifetime Achievement Award for Technology innovation was given to David Hill, Chairman & CEO, Fox Sports Media Group.

“The National Academy’s Awards Committee has made an excellent choice in honoring David Hill, as this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree in Technology,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS. “David’s eye for technology has led to many innovations in television and changed how we view broadcast sports.”

“The National Academy’s Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honor these technology companies who have set the standard for much of what we do in broadcast television and to those that continue to broaden what is possible in bringing home to the viewer the best that television has to offer,” said Technology Achievement Committee Chairman, Robert P. Seidel, NATAS. He gave out a special award to Charles H. Jablonski, Vice President, Online, Inc., who led the committee for more than 25 years.

The individuals and companies honored at the event include:

1) Local Cable Ad Insertion Technology - Cable Digital Standards for Local Cable Advertising

SMPTE
SCTE

2) The System for Automated Migration of Media Assets

Samma (Front Porch Digital)

3) Pioneering Development of Large-Venue, Large-Screen Direct View Color Video Displays

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. - Diamond Vision Systems

Shuji Nakamura, Professor
University of California - Santa Barbara

4) Pioneering Development and Deployment of Active Format Description and Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems

ATSC
SMPTE
DTG - Digital TV Group
DVB
NBC Universal
Ericsson
Miranda Technologies
CEA

5) Development of Integrated, Deployable Systems for Live Reporting from Remote Environments

David Bloom

NBC

MTN Satellite Communications

6) Standardization of Loudness Metering for Use in Broadcast Audio

ITU-R Study Group 6
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Communications Research Centre

Dr. Gilbert Soulodre

Craig Todd

7) Development of Professional Tapeless Portable Acquisition Systems Using Affordable Media

Sony Corporation

8) Pioneering Development of Removable Solid State Media for Video Camera/Recorders (Camcorders)

Panasonic Corporation

Launched in 1948, The Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.