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ABU launches new excellence award for broadcast engineers

The ABU is calling for entries for a new award for engineering excellence.

The ABU Developing Broadcasters’ Excellence Award recognises innovation and excellence and adds to a stable of engineering awards offered by the Union. 

Sponsored by Sony, the new award is open to staff or former staff of ABU’s developing broadcaster members within the Asia-Pacific region only and comprises a citation, a commemorative trophy and a fully-paid fellowship to carry out a study tour of Sony’s main technology centre in Japan or any of its other prestigious institutions. 

The award will be conferred annually and will be judged by an international panel of judges. The recipient of this year’s inaugural award will be announced at the 2013 ABU Technical Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the award will be presented at the 2013 ABU General Assembly.

Sony says the award is in line with the company’s spirit of staying at the forefront of technology and making significant contributions to the industry. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the determined efforts of passionate industry professionals from developing regions, especially those who are always hungry to push the envelope of broadcasting excellence,” says Chris Grey, General Manager, Broadcast & Content Creation Solutions, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited.   

ABU Secretary-General Dr Javad Mottaghi says: “Sony and the ABU will make this an award of great prestige. We hope this award becomes a catalyst for further developmental work with our members.”

More information on this award and the other Engineering Awards can be found here.