At this year's IBC Awards held on Sunday night of the conference, Fifa TV, the broadcast and media rights arm of the football governing body took home both the International Honour for Excellence and the Judge's Prize for its broadcast/multiplatform coverage of this summer's world cup tournament.
Peter Owen, chair of the IBC council which picks the winner of the international excellence award said: "Fifa TV continues to innovate and to engage with its huge global audience. It brings together the latest technologies and leading vendors to deliver unmatched content to unrivalled audiences.”
Director of Fifa TV Niclas Ericson said: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Fifa, and our deepest thanks go to IBC for this honour and recognition.
“It also pays a fitting tribute to the dedication of our industry-leading service providers who help us deliver the very best coverage of the Fifa World Cup to football fans all over the world.
“Together, we are able to make the World Cup a truly global experience for everyone. We look forward to continuing this pioneering work with the broadcast industry as we offer the unique platform of the Fifa World Cup to help drive technology forward.”
The other awards at IBC include best stand design and a number of innovation awards. The winners of these were:
-International Honour for Excellence—Fifa TV
-Judges’ Prize—Fifa TV: Advanced broadcasting and multi-platform coverage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup
-Special Award—Wiener Staatsoper: Opera Live at Home
-Innovation Award Content Creation—Sky Sports: Monday Night Football
-Innovation Award Content Management—Sky News Arabia: Project SkyNet
-Innovation Award Content Delivery—Turner Sports: NBA League Pass
-Best Conference Paper Award—‘DVB-T2 Lite—exploiting HDTV networks for services to mobile receivers’ (G Alberico, A Bertella, S Ripamonti, M Tabone)
-Best Larger Free-Design Stand—Sony—12.A10
Best Smaller Free-Design Stand—Tech4home—3.C46
Most Imaginative Use of Shell Scheme Space—Veset—8.A14
DTG Staff | 18.09.2014