Camera technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for captioning and multi-platform distribution of content are amongst the solutions from technology vendors shortlisted for the IABM BaM awards. 

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The IABM BaM (Broadcast and Media) Awards, which will be presented during IBC2018, recognise the spirit of innovation that is driving change across the industry with a record number of submissions.

The BaM Content Chain model is structured to reflect the industry today. Divided into nine main categories with the tenth award recognising an outstanding project, event or collaboration. 

A panel of 40 non-affiliated judges will scrutinise the shortlisted vendors and visit the stands of those companies during the IBC Show.

The winners will be announced at the IABM BaM awards party on Saturday 15 September 6pm in the Forum.

“The new developments across the broad spectrum of media and broadcast, it is clear that innovation is driving profound changes” - John Ive

IABM Director Strategic Insight and Chair of the judging panel, John Ive said: “I’m again impressed with the quality – as well as the quantity – of the IABM BaM awards entries for this IBC; it’s was a challenge for our judges to initially shortlist the top four in each category.  

“The new BaM Content Chain model has ensured we include all the new developments across the broad spectrum of media and broadcast – and it is clear that innovation is driving profound changes, which these awards reflect. The task facing the judges in selecting the eventual winners will be tough indeed.”

The shortlist:


  • BR Remote Ltd – CamBall4 PTZ Camera
  • Datavideo Technologies Europe BV – NH-100 Nighthawk Camera
  • Rotolight – Anova PRO 2 professional LED lighting
  • SHOTOVER Camera Systems – M1 Camera System


  • Aperi - V-Stack
  • IBM – IBM Watson Captioning
  • Lawo - embargoed
  • Suitcase TV Ltd – Iphrame Remote Commentary


  • AWS Elemental – AWS Media Services
  • Ooyala - Ooyala Flex Media Platform
  • Microsoft - embargoed
  • Piksel – Fuse Metadata Manager


  • Broadpeak – nanoCDN™
  • Edgeware - embargoed
  • Harmonic - VOS360 media processing SaaS
  • Limelight Networks - Limelight Realtime Streaming


  • Brightcove - SSAI
  • Crystal – Crystal Connect
  • Promethean.TV – Promethean Broadcast Centre
  • Verimatrix – Verspective Intelligence


  • Broadpeak – CDN Diversity™ Technology with Priority Feature
  • Hexaglobe – Xtreme Player
  • NPAW (Nice People At Work) – YOUBORA 2018
  • Screen Subtitling Systems - Sasquatch


  • Aspera – IBM Aspera On Cloud
  • BT Media & Broadcast – Media Workflow Connect
  • LiveU – LiveU Matrix
  • V-Nova – P.Link Contribution Encoder with Machine Learning


  • Dell EMC - embargoed
  • Editshare – Xstream EFS
  • Quantum Corporation – Xcellis Scale-out NAS
  • Rohde & Schwarz - embargoed


  • Exponential-e – Cloud Management Platform (CMP)
  • Portrait Displays/SpectraCal - CalMAN Auto Calibration for LG OLED and Super UHD Displays
  • TAG V.S. - MCM-9000
  • Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group - Telos Infinity IP Intercom

Project, collaboration or event

  • CBC & Bitmovin – Multi-platform distribution of broadcast content
  • NEP - NEP Remote Commentary
  • Telestream - Enabling New and Revolutionary Workflows for Real Time Remote Production of Live Events
  • Verimatrix – Econet Media Brings Compelling TV Everywhere Service to Africa