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IBC Innovation Awards

IBC Innovation Awards

IBC Innovation Awards

Celebrating collaboration in technology and creativity

The IBC Innovation Awards are unique in our industry. They reward the best applications of technology to achieve a real goal for the broadcaster or media company. They might add to creativity, enable the enterprise to work more effectively, or use new ways to reach and engage with audiences.

For 2017, we have updated our categories to reflect the developments in our exciting, fast developing world.

The IBC Innovation Awards Call for Entries has now closed!

IBC2016 Award Winners

IBC Innovation Awards Categories

Content Creation

Content Creation

Whatever the size of the screen and wherever you choose to watch it, what audiences want is great content. This award recognises projects which give creative talents the tools they need, from acquisition to post production.

Content Distribution

Content Distribution

Great content is no use if it does not reach the eyes and ears of the consumer. This award celebrates the best new ways to manage content and connect creators and consumers, or creators and their collaborators.

Content Everywhere

Content Everywhere

Audiences expect a connected experience, everywhere from social media to the movie theatre. To win this award, your project will make the most of the connected world, using technology to engage and excite audiences.

Benefits for Entrants and Winners

IBC have introduced a host of new benefits for every level of entrant - whether you are a winner or shortlisted, and even just for taking the time to submit an entry.

View a Full List of Benefits

2017 Innovation Awards Entrants

We had an unprecedented amount of entries for the IBC Innovation Awards this year. Find out more about some of the entrants in each category!

2017 Innovation Awards Entrants

Submission Fee

The cost to enter the IBC Innovation Awards is £500 +VAT per submission.

Exhibiting at IBC2017? We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the submission fee for all IBC2017 Exhibitors.

Important 2017 Dates

Call for entries opens Monday 6 March 
Submission deadline EXTENDED Monday 8 May 
Innovation Awards Judges meet to review all submissions W/C 5 June
Shortlist announced  Monday 19 June
IBC Awards Ceremony - winners announced Sunday 17 September


  • "Amagi entered the IBC awards with our client Sundance Channel Global. We believe our project on content regionalisation work in Brazil warranted attention and we were delighted that IBC judging panel agreed and we won. Through IBC Awards we got great support and peer recognition. Thank you IBC."
    Sanjay Kirimanjeshwar,
    Head of Global Marketing, Amagi
  • "IBC is a key industry event for SGO and a great platform for us to showcase our market-leading technology. The IBC Innovation Awards recognises outstanding achievements and we are delighted to nominate our customers who have excelled and delivered truly exceptional results."
    Geoff Mills,
    Director of SGO Global Sales & Operations, SGO Group
  • “The media and technology industry is changing fast, and only the most nimble will prosper. The IBC Innovation Awards recognise the best innovative collaboration between media companies and vendors. Now well established in the industry, these awards are more relevant than ever before.”
    Michael Crimp,
    CEO, IBC
  • "The IBC Innovation Award is a prestigious industry recognition. We are grateful to the jury members for recognising the content regionalisation work we have accomplished in Brazil with our technology partner Amagi."
    Dave Alworth,
    Vice President, Operations and Program Administration, Sundance Channel Global
  • "Where else could you find an app to join a talent contest and an app to track a horse race; IP infrastructures and business transformation; and online access to baseball in America? These have all been finalists in the IBC Innovation Awards, the most respected in the industry, because they recognise the remarkable things that happen when users and technologists come together to solve a problem."
    Michael Lumley,
    IBC Awards Chair

The Power of the IBC Innovation Awards

To give you a clearer idea of the value of the IBC Innovation Awards, IBC talked to Geoff Mills, director of global sales and operations at Spanish developer of post production tools SGO.

“The value we – as a relatively small company – got from being associated with that award was huge. The IBC Awards demonstrated that Mistika was something very special, a uniquely powerful post production platform. We can say that all we like, but when that is recognised in the most respected awards ceremony in the industry then we know the message is getting through!”

Read the Full Article Here

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    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
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    CEO, Vevo
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    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
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    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
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    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


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