Winner of the 2007 ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award, Mr Kim Sanjin from South Korean public broadcaster, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), has returned from a study tour to Japan jointly organised by Sony Corporation of Hong Kong
and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU
As a part of the award, the tour aimed to promote exchange of the latest technological developments in the broadcast industry and to share experiences between the award recipient and other professionals in the region.
During the study tour, Mr Kim visited Sony's research and production site, Kosai Tec in Tokyo, and observed the advanced facility which develops leading broadcast, business and cinema equipment to the world.
In addition, Mr Kim visited a local television production centre and attended the InterBEE 2007 showto further explore the forefront of cutting-edge broadcast technologies and to meet industry professionals from different countries.
Upon completion of the study tour, Mr Kim said, "It was a valuable chance for me to visit Japan and to witness their advanced broadcasting technology. I was impressed with the teamwork and professionalism demonstrated by the Sony workers at Kosai Tec who work diligently to achieve zero-defect throughout the production."
The Award is reserved for the staff or former staff of ABU members within the Asia-Pacific region. Contributions to the broadcasting industry made within the last five years are considered for the application of the award.
"We are delighted to partner with ABU on the sponsorship which enables us to recognise the engineering talents for their devotion to the broadcasting industry in the region," said Shunichi Fujioka, Division Manager, Content Creation Product Marketing Division, Broadcast and Professional Pacific Asia (BPPA).
"While we congratulate Mr Kim on winning the notable award, we would like to reassure every participating engineering expert that the remarkable achievement and contribution they had made are highly admirable."
"The ABU is privileged to have Sony Corporation sponsor this prestigious award, bringing even higher recognition and honor to the winners." said Sharad Sadhu, the ABU Technical Department Director.
"The profile of the ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award is also raised to new heights because of Sony Corporation's partnership and it will be an instrument to encourage high-level contributions in broadcast engineering. We congratulate Mr Kim Sanjin on his success."
The Award, which is now into its fifth year, is conferred on an individual to recognise contributions of an outstanding nature in broadcast engineering and in related disciplines. In previous years, eminent broadcast engineers and researchers have been given recognition for their work through this award.
Apart from the study tour, the Award also comprises a commemorative trophy, a citation and a life-time 'Distinguished Observer' status at the ABU Technical Committee meetings.