IABM announces shortlist for 2016 Game Changer Awards

Explosion of innovation gives judges a very tough job

IABM announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2016 Game Changer Awards. With around 80 high quality entries this year, the judging panel faced a tough job in reducing them to just three shortlisted contenders in each of the nine categories.

“The quality and breadth of entries to this year’s Game Changer Awards demonstrates clearly that the rate of innovation in our industry continues to accelerate,” said John Ive, IABM Director of Technology and Strategic Insight, and chairman of the judging panel. “The submissions this year included many potentially game-changing products and services and it was extremely difficult to reduce them to just three shortlisted candidates in each category; in fact, in Acquisition & Production, we have exceptionally shortlisted four very strong entries.  Our distinguished panel of judges that will decide the final winners at NAB have a very tough job ahead of them.”

 Acquisition & Production
·    Datavideo – KMU-100
·    EVS - Xeebra
·    Sony Professional – Media Backbone Hive
·    Teradek – Sphere


Post Production
·    Arvato – EditMate Proxy
·    Quantum – Xcellis
·    Sony Professional – Media Backbone Hive

Content & Communication Infrastructure
·    Embrionix – SDI/IP Gateway Module
·    Riedel Communications – Mobile TV Facility of the Future
·    Timecode Systems Limited – SyncBac PRO


·    AVT Audio and Video Technologies GmbH - MAGIC THipPro ACconnect
·    BroaMan – Route66
·    Sennheiser – EK 6042 Camera Receiver

·    EMC – Isilon Future Proof Storage for Media Workflows
·    Spectra Logic – Arctic Blue
·    Suitcase TV – MediaStor Archive Blade


 System Automation & Control
·    aQ Broadcast – QuBE
·    ChyronHego – CAMIO Universe
·    Tedial – Version Factory

Playout & Delivery Systems
·    Amagi – CUMULUS
·    GatesAir – PowerSmart Plus
·    Sixty – Ease Live


Test, Quality Control & Monitoring
·    Cube-Tec International – IMF Legalizer
·    Imagine Communications – EPIC-MV
·    Verimatrix – Aggregation & Analysis of Video Delivery Systems

·    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group – Deluxe MediaCloud
·    Provys – Broadcast Management Dashboard
·    Viaccess-Orca – Voyage


An independent panel of ten 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 19th April, LVCC Room S231, 5.30-6.30pm. The event is open to all IABM members, finalists and trade press journalists. Click the following link to register to attend - http://www.theiabm.org/events/iabm-events_detail.iabm-game-changer-awards.html 

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 2016. View all IABM Activity here - https://r1.dotmailer-pages.com/p/2F0L-C1/iabm-activity-at-nab-show-2016