VRT-EBU LiveIP Project wins at the TVB Awards 2016

The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won two TVB Awards. The European TV industry gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms near London's Covent Garden to celebrate the year's achievements in TV production.  Several areas of expertise have been given the opportunity to celebrate those pushing the boundaries in content production, management and delivery. The project has won the TVB Award for Live broadcast production and was awarded with the Innovation and R&D award for outstanding technical achievement in the category “Hall of Fame”. 

This latest acknowledgement of the project’s success follows three other notable wins over the last year — the project received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards and the award for Technology & Innovation at EBU 2016 and the IBC 2016 Innovation award. 

Driven by the VRT Sandbox incubator program and the EBU, and powered by a long list of partners including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt, the LiveIP project has developed a fully functional IP production studio. Using existing open standards SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow, this venture demonstrates a high level of interoperability and leverages the unique benefits of IP to create efficiencies, such as remote production and automation. 

Together with the IABM innovation award 2015, the EBU Technology & Innovation award 2016 and the IBC innovation award 2016, these TVB awards make the LiveIP project one of the most awarded broadcast innovation projects ever!