The first Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards were held last night at a sold-out gala dinner at 8 Northumberland Avenue

The winners of the inaugural Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards were announced in front of a capacity crowd of 400 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London last night.


The Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards, which were hosted by comedian Phil Wang, honour technology-driven advancements across all areas of TV production and broadcast. Rather than award purely products, they shine the spotlight on the people, teamwork and projects that bring this tech to life.

All the award winners, including all the highly commended entries and all the shortlisted projects, are listed below.

Jake Bickerton

Jake Bickerton

Broadcast Sport and Tech editor Jake Bickerton said: “We’re truly grateful for how the industry has embraced these awards and really got involved in making them a huge success. The staggering array of talent that came together for the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards is testament to the enviable levels of invention in the industry. Given the amazing response, we’re going up in size for next year’s awards - we’ll be announcing the details soon, so watch this space. Huge congratulations to all those who came along last night, and to all the night’s winners.”

The event was sponsored by Jigsaw24, Iyuno, Gravity Media, ES Broadcast and Grass Valley.


Host Phil Wang

Best Esports Production

WINNER - Elevating the esports experience with cutting-edge broadcast technology, ESL, EVS


Fortnite PRO-AM 2018, Epic Games, De Tune Company, Fanview - HIGHLY COMMENDED

Call of Duty World League, NEP UK, Gfinity

Best Use of Remote Production

WINNER - IAAF Productions, 2019 IAAF World Relays Yokohama, ITN, IAAF, NEP, Telstra


Amazon Tennis for Amazon Prime Video, IMG Studios, Amazon Studios, Cingularity, Netinsight

BT Sport - remote production world first, BT Sport, Huawei, Mobile Viewpoint- HIGHLY COMMENDED

Formula 1, Channel 4, Whisper Films, Gearhouse Broadcasting, Timeline Television, Channel 4, TATA communications

Remote Production for Formula 1 Grand Prix, NEP

Sail GP, SailGP, Oracle, Whisper Films and Timeline TV

Women’s World Cup, Fox Sports, IBM Aspera

Excellence in Virtual Studios & Real-Time VFX

WINNER - FOX Sports - NASCAR Virtual Studio, FOX Sports, Zero Density, Epic Games


AR Studio ITV Sports ‘Cathedral of Football’, White Light, disguise, Deltatre, Vizrt, stYpe,

BBC Sport 2018 FIFA World Cup Studio, BBC Sport, AE Graphics, Stype, Vizrt, Scott Fleary, Jim Mann, Timeline

NFL Super Bowl 2019 - opening AR sequence, NFL, CBS, The Future Group,

Sky Sports Premier League AR studio, Sky Sports & Sky Creative

Wimbledon Player Interview Room, MOOV

Technical Innovation in a Sports Broadcast

WINNER - NBA G League Virtual Commentary Studio, Spalk, MLSE, NBA


2018 London Landmarks Half Marathon, FilmNova & Timeline TV

Automated cloud-native live event orchestration, M2A Media / DAZN

BT Sport - Champions League Final in HDR, BT Sport

Next Gen ATP Finals 1080p50 HDR Production, Gearhouse Broadcast, ATP Media

Best OTT

WINNER - Tennis TV, ATP Media



GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR, Discovery

Best Use of VR

WINNER - A Moon for All Mankind, Iris, Framestore


A Discovery of Witches, Sky VR, Dimension Studios, Hammerhead VR

Curfew: Join The Race, Sky VR, Endemol Shine UK, REWIND, Moonage Pictures

Eleven Eleven, NBC Universal

UEFA Champions League Final, Moov, BT Sport

Best Use of AR

WINNER - Madonna - Billboard Music Awards 2019, Dimension Studio, Reflector Entertainment


Fact or Fantasy, Framestore,

Pakistan Super League – Opening Ceremony Pakistan Cricket Board, Bild Studios, Studio One, Musketeers, disguise 


Best 360/VR Production

WINNER - F1 360, F1


BT Sport - 8K VR FA Cup Final, BT Sport, Blackmagic

Best VFX Project

WINNER - Chernobyl, Sky Atlantic, DNEG TV


Good Omens, Milk Visual Effects

Neanderthal: Meet Your Ancestors, Jellyfish Pictures

The Innocents, Jellyfish Pictures

The Planets, Lola Post Production

Excellence in Grading (Scripted)

WINNER - Chernobyl, Technicolor, Sky Atlantic, Jean-Clement Soret


Don’t Forget the Driver, Technicolor, Dan Coles

Flowers Series 2, Technicolor, Dan Coles HIGHLY COMMENDED

Patrick Melrose, Molinare, Andrew Daniel

Riviera Series 2, The Farm Group, Aidan Farrell

The ABC Murders, The Farm Group, Aidan Farrell

Excellence in Grading (Non-Scripted)

WINNER - The Mighty Redcar, The Farm Group, Dan Gill


Gun No 6, The Farm Group, Nuala Sheridan

Murder Case, Blazing Griffin, Colin Brown

The Murder of Jill Dando, Splice, Adam Dolniak

Excellence in Restoration

WINNER - America in Color, Arrow Media, Composite Films


Alice Sweet Alice, The Ark

Greatest Events of World War Two in Colour, WMR Productions

The Deer Hunter, Silver Salt Restoration

Innovative Use of Technology in Storytelling

WINNER - The Circle, Joi Polloi & Studio Lambert for Channel 4


Deep Ocean Live, Sky News

National Museum of Qatar - Gallery 8, Nice Biscuits

Romesh’s Look Back To The Future 2018, Sky, Hungry Bear Media

The Human Test, Channel 4

Your Home Made Perfect, Remarkable Television, BBC2

Best Title Sequence

WINNER - Take Your Pills, Blue Spill


Gfinity Elite Series, Liquid TV

Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films

Best Audio Post Production – Scripted

WINNER - Les Misérables, The Farm Group


Bandersnatch, Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

Killed By My Debt, Encore

Killing Eve, Hackenbacker

Patrick Melrose, Molinare

Best Audio Post Production – Non-Scripted

WINNER - Married to a Paedophile, Molinare


Buried Secrets of the Bible with Albert Lin: Parting the Red Sea, Silverglade

Formula 1: Drive to Survive, The Farm Group

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father Season 2, Fifty Fifty

Best Use of AI & ML

WINNER - FIFA World Cup Highlight Machine, Fox Sports, IBM, Thuuz



Made By Machine: When AI Met The Archive, BBC Four

Best Archive Transformation Project

WINNER - Bespoke Platform for Extensive Premier League, Archive, Imagen, Premier League, IMG


BT Sport MAM, Timeline TV, BT Sport, Tedial

Carson Entertainment Group Innovative Approach to Archive and License Clips, Veritone, Inc.

Fox Sports Australia Archive, Ooyala, Fox Sports Australia

Little Dot Studios - Archive Transformation Project, Little Dot Studios, BASE Media Cloud, Cantemo

Wimbledon Film Restoration Project, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), R3:Store, IMG Media, IMG Replay

Excellence in Virtualisation

WINNER - Jellyfish Pictures Co-Location Project, Jellyfish Pictures, Pixit Media, ERA, Microsoft Azure, Teradici


Delivering Broadcast Quality Video Over IP, Zixi, Bloomberg, NBC Universal, Warner Media

Green Rock Virtualisation Journey, BASE Media Cloud, Green Rock, IBM

Best Use of Cloud for Creative Innovation

WINNER - Esports, ‘Battle Royale’ fan experience, Make.TV, Mixer


Coda Conversion, Coda Post Production

COPA90 - Cloud-Based MAM Infrastructure, Veritone, BASE Media Cloud, COPA90

ITN Productions -Transitioning Post to the Cloud, ITN, Sony, Temi, Trello

Excellence in Localisation for a Global TV Project

WINNER - The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco for Netflix, Zoo Digital


MTV Video Music Awards, BTI Studios

Roland - Garros Tennis Production, Eurosport

Virtual Commentary Studio on World Rugby Sevens, Spalk, Engage Digital, World Rugby

Young Talent – Broadcasting

WINNER - David Harnett, Timeline


Christopher Barr, Dock10

Ella Ozsanlav, Timeline Television

George de Long, IMG Studios

Young Talent – Production

WINNER Ross Stevenson, ITV News Central


Daniel Sloss

Young Talent - Post Production

WINNER - Josh Cordell, The Edit


Ally Morgan, Farm Group

Jamie Allen, Hackenbacker

Lauren Andrew, The Farm Group

Lewis Todd, Molinare

Special recognition award

BT Sport chief operating officer Jamie Hindhaugh