The RTS Innovation Award winners were handed out last night in a ceremony held at Bafta. The Raising The Bar Award went to BBC Research & Development for its Ingex Automated Tapeless Production while the Gizmo Award was awarded to PAM2-3G16 David Lambert and David Lyon (Celtic Audio) with Chris Exelby and Martin Dyster (TSL Professional Products Group). The On Target Award went to Bugbears Magic Lantern Productions and Studio Liddell for BBC Children’s; the On The Move Award to Sky News’ iPhone Application; Under The Bonnet Award to the Contribution of BBC R&D to DVB-T2 (Freeview HD), BBC Research & Development and the User-Generated Content Award to Landshare KEO Digital, Mint Digital and Channel 4. Lastly, the Judges’ Award went to the BBC iPlayer, heralded as a ‘great British innovation’ in the tradition of the steam engine, the gas turbine and… Viagra.
- RS West ’18