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Five sports categories added to the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2020

By 16th September 2020 No Comments

The deadline for completed entries for the sports categories at the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards is Friday 25 September.

The Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2020 are back for a second year, celebrating the exceptional teams behind the most outstanding broadcast productions of the past year.

The awards include five sports-related categories, which are listed below.

Last year’s sports production and broadcast winners included Best OTT platform (ATP Media’s Tennis TV); Best Use of Remote Production (2019 IAAF World Relays Yokohama); Excellence in Virtual Studios & Real-Time VFX (FOX Sports – NASCAR Virtual Studio); and Technical Innovation in a Sports Broadcast (NBA G League Virtual Commentary Studio).

This year’s awards follows the inaugural awards event (hosted by comedian Phil Wang) in October 2019, which was held in front of a sold out audience at 8 Northumberland Avenue.

This year’s Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards will transition to a virtual event, with the winners revealed during a must-attend Virtual Awards Ceremony on 25 November 2020.

The 25 categories for the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards have been augmented with a number of additional awards, including a category – Best Innovation in Lockdown – that recognises outstanding projects designed to enable smarter working during Covid-19.

There are five sports categories in the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards. These are:

  • Best Esports Production
  • Best OTT
  • Best Use of Remote Production
  • Excellence in Virtual Studios/Real-Time VFX
  • Technical Innovation in a Sports Broadcast

To find out more about the awards, and to enter the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards, head over to

The final closing date for entries is Friday 25 September 2020, and the qualifying period for the project submissions is 2 July 2019-1 July 2020.

The initial list of industry experts judges for the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2020
James Clement, Director of Operations, Sky Sports
Sinead Greenaway, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, UKTV
John McKenna, CEO, Noah Media Group
John Stemp, Senior TV Studios Technical Manager, Pinewood Studios Group
Richard Wormwell, Head of Production Innovation, Dock10
Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2019 Testimonials
“We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the awards, and winning was a very well received added bonus. It was a brilliant evening, and wonderful to celebrate with the team.”
Allison Brownmoore, design director and co-founder, Blue Spill (2019 Best Title Sequence)
“Winning the Young Talent in Post Production award was a highlight of the year. It was a wonderful event and a real delight for me and my colleagues to travel up for. We’re a tight knit community here [in Brighton] and keenly celebrate each other’s successes, and it has been a great joy and privilege to share this honour with my colleagues and peers.”
Josh Cordell, online editor, The Edit (2019 Young Talent – Post Production Winner)
“Winning the Broadcast Tech Innovation Award in 2019 for Best VFX Project was a great honour and privilege. It was a very exciting evening and to be amongst my peers and some of the best creatives and technological wizards in the industry was truly special.”
Max Dennison, visual effects supervisor, DNEG (2019 Excellence in Grading (Scripted))
“Being recognised for all our hard work by Broadcast, one of the definitive voices in our industry, was a proud moment for me and the team. In what was a great celebration of the British broadcast industry’s innovation, we were surrounded by inspiring likeminded pioneers, from sports to drama, providing a great platform for invaluable peer to peer conversations.”
Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures (2019 Excellence in Virtualisation)


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