The Royal Television Society has launched its 2009 innovation awards, designed to recognise outstanding achievement in the development of new technologies in distribution, production and manipulation.
The Awards planning committee is chaired by Jeff Henry, former director of ITV Consumer, and includes Dominic Cameron, ITV; Mike Darcey, BSkyB; Ashley Highfield, Microsoft; Erik Huggers, BBC; John Ive, IveTech; David Lowen, RTS Honorary Secretary and Chair of Awards; and Jonathan Webb, Virgin Media Television.
Award categories include the User Generated Content Award, designed to recognise advances in development, production, organisation, manipulation or distribution of content. The RTS suggests this could be either informational or entertainment and could be based on linear TV programmes that have been re-invented for new audiences or to help form user relationships.
The On the Move Award recognises a significant advance in the way users can access mobile content away from base or a significant development in mobile content.
The On Target Award recognises the significant value to a niche community of users or viewers and could be recognise a new service, product, programme or piece of hardware. The RTS says it need not necessarily benefit a large range of users.
- Full Details on catagories and an entry form from Lindsey Cran.
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