• Discovery, Fox Neo and Apple among companies to receive awards
  • Digitisation pioneer’ Yvette Kanouff receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Awards ceremony to take place at NAB

Emmy award

Emmy Awards 2020: Technology & Engineering awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards are awarded to a person, a company, or a scientific or technical organisation for developments or standardisation involved in engineering technologies that either represents so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television.

“The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949 and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come,” said Adam Sharp, chief executive and president, NATAS.

“We are especially excited to be honouring Yvette Kanouff with our Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology & Engineering.

The awards ceremony will take place at NAB on Sunday 19 April.

The full list of recipients

Pioneering System for Live Performance-Based Animation Using Facial Recognition

  • Adobe

HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device

  • Apple
  • Google
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Mozilla
  • Opera
  • Samsung

Pioneering Public Cloud Based linear Media Supply Chains

  • AWS
  • Discovery
  • Evertz
  • FOX Neo (Walt Disney Television)
  • SDVI

Pioneering Development of Large Scale, Cloud Served, Broadcast Quality, Linear Channel Transmission to Consumers

  • Sling TV
  • Sony PlayStation Vue
  • Zattoo

Early Development of HSM Systems that Created a Pivotal Improvement in Broadcast Workflows

  • Dell (Isilon)
  • IBM
  • Masstech
  • Quantum

Pioneering Development and Deployment of Hybrid Fiber Coax Network Architecture

  • Cable Labs

Pioneering Development of the CCD Image Sensor

  • Bell Labs
  • Michael Tompsett

VoCIP (Video over Bonded Cellular Internet)

  • Dejero
  • LiveU
  • TVU Networks

Ultra-High Sensitivity HDTV Camera

  • Canon
  • Flovel

Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks

  • ALC NetworX
  • Audinate
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Kevin Gross
  • QSC
  • Telos Alliance
  • Wheatstone

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Yvette Kanouff

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences described Yvette Kanouff as a pioneer in the development and delivery of on demand video and digital services for the past 30 years.

She is currently a partner and chief technology officer of JC2 Ventures, a venture firm focused on helping global startups to scale and grow. Prior to entering the venture capital space, Yvette lead the service provider business at Cisco Systems.

She previously worked at Time Warner Cable, helping to establish the early standards for MPEG-2 and two-way networking in cable which helped launch the world’s first video on demand (VOD) network.

Kanouff was named the regional IEEE Engineer of the Year for her work in signal processing.