IBC2017: Industry excellence was recognised at the IBC Awards, with the highest award IBC bestows, The International Honour For Excellence, awarded to Dolby Laboratories for 50 years of audio innovation.


IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp

Dolby Laboratories has pioneered audio products from industry-wide technological challenges to reinventing the way sound is delivered to audiences.

The award was accepted by Dolby Senior Vice President and CTO Craig Todd on behalf of the company.

He said: “All of us at Dolby are very honoured to receive IBC’s International Honor for Excellence. Dolby is dedicated to advancing the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences. The broadcast industry is one of our most important partners in this work and so this recognition is particularly meaningful for us.”

“The significance of Dolby to the development of the creative electronic arts cannot be underestimated,” IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

The awards ceremony, which took place in the RAI Auditorium, was hosted by scientist and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski. 

Groupe Média TFO was recognised for its excellence in the industry, winning the Innovation Award for Content Creation and the Judge’s Prize.

Groupe Média TFO Vice President Technologies & Optimisation Éric Minoli said: “What an honour as a not-for-profit broadcaster and content creator to win this IBC Innovation Award in 2017.

”I would like to thank the IBC judges, our partners, Epic Games, Zero Density, stYpe and CEV and the entire Groupe Média TFO’s employees who embraced the challenge. The Laboratoire d’univers virtuels was a true unifying project.

”This recognition is a real game-changer for us; it gives us the strength to continue reinventing ourselves! I firmly believe that Groupe Média TFO is an essential actor and a model of innovation.”

The Innovation Award for Content Everywhere was won by BT Sport. 

Chief Operating Officer Jamie Hindhaugh said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this coveted award, our huge thanks to IBC and the judges for recognising the incredible effort and game changing innovation that BT Sport and our partners delivered at this year’s UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff.

”We are very proud that our unique partnership approach allows us to consistently drive high quality technical and editorial innovation that is aligned with our strategic vision to be at the heart of sport.

”We extend our gratitude and congratulations to all of our partners with whom we share this award. The Champions League final is the pinnacle of domestic football and UEFA are an amazing rights holder to work with and so, of course, our thanks go to them for all their support.”

The Innovation Award for Content Distribution went to VOOT.  Senior Vice President and Head Product and Technology Rajneel Kumar thanked IBC. He said: “We at VOOT are delighted that IBC has recognised our initiative to fundamentally change content delivery to our audience via Progressive Web Apps.

”We are thankful to Google for partnering with us in creating this superlative consumer experience. We hope to keep innovating and taking initiatives that help transform the market”

TV Globo took the title of Best Conference Paper for its paper entitled ‘Big data for data journalism, enhanced business analytics and video recommendation at Globo’. The technical papers programme runs to the core of the IBC Conference and TV Globo’s move into data analytics as a core operation of the business has revolutionised their working practices. 

On behalf of TV Globo Digital Media Technology Director Marcelo Souza said: “We are very proud to be awarded the prestigious IBC2017 Conference Prize, considering the importance of IBC as a forum for the media and broadcast industries.

”Big data applications are not just a technology matter – they bring us great potential when combined with content and business needs.” 

IBC2017 Award winners:

Innovation Award for Content Creation

LUV - Laboratoire d’univers virtuels

Groupe Média TFO

Innovation Award for Content Distribution


Viacom 18

Innovation Award for Content Everywhere

Champions League Final 2017

BT Sport

International Honour for Excellence

Dolby Laboratories

Judges’ Prize

LUV - Laboratoire d’univers virtuels

Groupe Média TFO

Best Conference Paper

M Souza, J Castellani, D Monteiro, C O Queiroz

TV Globo

Stand design categories:

Shell Scheme


Blue Lucy, 7.G07

The judges said: ”Nice smashing cartoon with eye catching graphics. A clear brand messages with clearly ‘’ít says what it does on the tin’’

Highly commended

Foam, 8.A46

The judges said: ”Brilliant use of the product to decorate the stand in a way that makes the purpose of the stand very clear and appealing.”

Smaller Free Design


HP, 3.A17

The judges said: “This space ship experience beams you up into a very welcoming and relaxed stand. Highly inventive and creative use of the space with clear messages and a fun feeling. For more in-depth discussions an airlock gets you into the core. Technology for a mission to Mars.”

Highly commended

Filmlight, 7.F31

Innovative design using wooden panels creating a filmy look.

Sennheiser, 8.D50

A stand providing visual impact, clear messages and a welcoming feel.

Larger Free Design


Ruwido, 1.D69

The judges said: ”Innovative, eye catching, appealing – the creativity and impact of this stand is both welcoming and intriguing. The stand design awards jury team noted year on year development of this theme, every year with a noticeable improvement.”

Highly commended

EVS, 8.B90

Great use of colour with the logo matching the ceiling grid. Very creative stand with good graphics support to deliver the key messages. Plenty open meeting room space all around the stand.

SAM, 9.A01

Walking from hall 8 towards 9-10 and glancing to the right made the jury say wow. It’s both eye catching and a pull. It’s clear and fun.