James graduated from UCL with a degree in physics before joining the BBC’s trainee scheme. Since then he has completed placements with BBC Distribution, Newsgathering Location Facilities and International Bureaux Support. Most recently he led a project where he devised and developed an in-house Return Vision System for BBC News.
Terry Marsh, Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, said: “The RTS Young Technologist Award recognises talented newcomers to the industry and helps them stand out in what is a very competitive arena. James impressed the jury with his great technical knowledge, ability to seek out opportunities to solve problems, and understanding of the needs of the user.”
James Goodhand added: “I’m delighted to receive such a prestigious award. I have learned so much since joining the broadcast industry two years ago and am excited by all that I have left to learn and contribute. The constant flow of new technologies provides a stream of possibility for creativity and development. I would like to thank all of those who have been involved in my training and development since entering the industry. The knowledge they have imparted, and constant willingness to help and educate has been invaluable.”
The Young Technologist Award was established by the RTS with funds received from the family of AM Beresford-Cooke – a distinguished engineer who contributed much to the development of British broadcasting technology through his work on towers and masts for VHF and UHF transmission. The aim of the award is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields.