The Royal Television Society (RTS) have announced their Young Technologist of the Year Award and Award for Excellence in Technology, recognising new talent in audio postproduction and cloud-based remote broadcasting.
Tatjana Radivoj, Audio Mix Technician at Sky Post Production, received the prestigious Young Technologist of the Year Award, from a panel of expert industry judges which was chaired by Digital Media Consultant, Terry Marsh. With the runner-up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology 2023 going to Rebecca Scott, a Vision Mixer at Sky Production Services.
The RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2023 recognises dedication from early career technologists or engineers working in the broadcast or related industries. The RTS nurtures young talent across these fields and aims to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television, celebrating young people who engage and accelerate in the future of tech in TV.
Having started her audio technician career during a university placement in 2020, Tatjana Radivoj now works at Sky as an Audio Mix Technician with key achievements including influencing workflow strategy with production clients, upgrading Sky Post Production’s audio suites, and designing audio postproduction workflows for high-profile and technically challenging projects. Radivoj is also responsible for Avid support cases and meets with their Senior Product Designers and System Engineers to discuss bug fixes and NDA-constrained future developments to software.
Radivoj has multiple credits to her name across news, documentaries, factual and entertainment, sport and comedy shows including Landscape Artist of the Year, Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything and David James the One and Only. As winner of the RTS Young Technologist of the Year for 2023, Radivoj will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the IBC Show, IBC2023, with access to the IBC2023 conference which focuses on the latest technical and market analyses, dissecting the changes in content creation, management and delivery.
Rebecca Scott started her career at university, running the student TV station, before moving onto roles at Reuters MCR, RedBee and ITV. She then took up her role at Sky and was part of the team that kept the broadcaster’s channels on air during the pandemic, by utilising cloud-based virtual galleries to create remote broadcasts from home.
Chair of the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award Jury, Terry Marsh, said: “Tatjana’s rapid rise at Sky since joining the company less than two years ago is hugely inspiring. She has demonstrated an excellent grasp of both the production requirements and the technology involved, whilst also devising improvements to the technology, all of which was very impressive to the Jury. We had a high volume of entries for 2023, which made for some difficult decisions to choose the finalists, all of whom are doing remarkable things in their careers so far.”
Tatjana Radivoj said: “I am delighted to receive this award and would like to thank Terry Marsh and the Jury for selecting me as Young Technologist of the Year. I would also like to thank my colleagues at Sky Post and my family for supporting me in my career, and for all the knowledge and skills they have helped me gain. It’s an exciting time in audio postproduction, and I look forward to furthering my career and contributing to the future of technology in television.”
The award was created by the RTS in the memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, an engineer who contributed to progressing British broadcasting through developing towers and masts for VHF and UHF transmission.
Applicants can work across content creation, management and delivery. They must give insights on how they have already made an impact in their field and demonstrate their understanding of evolving technology in television and related fields.