Naomi Climer to receive TVBAwards Lifetime Achievement honour

Naomi Climer to receive TVBAwards Lifetime Achievement honour

Naomi Climer, former president of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, is to receive the marquee Lifetime Achievement honour at next month’s TVBAwards

Climer – the first woman to be presented with the award – will be inducted into the TVBEurope Hall of Fame alongside previous winners John Holton, Dr David Wood and Adrian Scott. The TVBAwards takes place at London’s Millennium Mayfair Hotel on 7th June.

Climer who was voted one of the UK’s most influential women in 2016, joined the BBC in 1987 as an engineer, training in the same cohort as Kate Bellingham. She worked in BBC Broadcasting House and BBC World Service at Bush House before becoming controller of technology at BBC News. From 1998 to 2000, she was also a director of the parliamentary broadcasting unit.

She joined Sony Professional Solutions Europe in 2002 as director of professional services and became vice president running the whole business from 2006–2012. During this time, she oversaw the move to new markets, the acquisition of Hawk-Eye for sports business, pushed Sony’s sustainability agenda and started the 50:50 campaign for gender diversity.


In 2017, Climer became a governor on the Board of the National Film and Television School.

The TVBAwards celebrate the many and various success stories in the media and entertainment industry by recognising and rewarding those pushing the boundaries in the production, management, and delivery of today’s media content. Six honours will be awarded this year: Lifetime Achievement, Innovation and R&D, Rising Star, Achievement in Live Production, Overall Broadcast Production, and Achievement in Post Production.

The 2017 Shortlist

Achievement in Live Production

  • Cinevideo and Sky Italia: simulcast UHD and HD production using I-MOVIX UHD INFINITE for the Serie A football game between Juventus and AC Milan
  • Dejero and Pilgrim Media Group: The Runner
  • FOX Sports and Avid: Super Bowl LI 
  • LiveU and ITN:  18-location live advert for Virgin Holidays
  • Mobile Viewpoint and VRT: live broadcast of the ‘Voor de Ronde’, the pre-tour event for the Tour of Flanders


Achievement in Post Production 

  • Avid: Ha-Mitchem installation
  • Dock10 post production:  Idris Elba: The Fighter
  • Dock10 post production: The Worst Witch
  • Technicolor: Victoria

Overall Broadcast Production Award

  • ATP Media: ATP World Tour 
  • Dejero and Pilgrim Media Group: The Runner
  • Insight TV and Xtreme Video: Inside Masters of Dirt
  • Riedel Communications: MediorNet decentralised and redundant signal routing for Spain’s Gran Hermano VIP (Big Brother VIP)  
  • Shine TV and Canon: The Hunted


Innovation and R&D Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Harmonic: EyeQ real-time video compression solution
  • Massive Interactive: Massive Axis
  • Ross Video: ACID camera range
  • Sky Vehicle Technology
  • SoftAtHome: Video 360
  • Timeline Television’s multi-million pound  IP 4K, with simultaneous HDR, outside broadcast vehicle

Rising Star Award

  • Massimo Bertolotti, Head of Innovation of Sky Italia
  • Open Broadcast Systems
  • TV Player 
  • V-Nova Ltd
  • Information Technology