NAB 2016: Sony’s Media Backbone content management system has been shortlisted in two categories at the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) 2016 Game Changer Awards.

The awards judges were tasked with whittling down 80 entries to three 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.”

The winners will be announced at the IABM Game Changer Awards ceremony on Tuesday 19 April in Room S231 at 5.30pm. The ceremony will be open to IABM members, shortlisted companies and press.  

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


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