This year's Technological/Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony, hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was held Oct. 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Since 1948, the awards have been presented to honor companies and individuals responsible for breakthroughs in television technology. At this year's ceremony, 25 Emmys were awarded for advancements in areas including HDTV upconversion, personal television service, test and measurement, and digital asset management.
The BBC, Faroudja Labs and YEM received Emmys for their digital HDTV upconverters.
Replay TV and TiVo were recognized for “pioneering development of PVR and accompanying personal television service.”
Rohde & Schwarz received its second consecutive Emmy for its multi-standard test transmitter technology.
Awards for consumer camcorder technology went to Hitachi, JVC and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.
Laser Pacific was awarded an Emmy for its 24p video system technology, and Zenith was recognized for its work on flat-screen CRT technology for consumer television.
THOMSON Multimedia, Pinnacle Systems and SeaChange International were honored for shared video-data storage systems technology.
CNN and KGO-TV received Emmys for “pioneering effort in digital asset management for television news production,” as did ITN and Quantel, for their joint development of a tapeless news system.
Three companies received Emmys in multiple categories. Sony Corporation of America received the award for “development of consumer camcorders,” “development of 24p video” and “development of flat-screen CRT technology for consumer television.” Eastman Kodak won for its camcorder technology and its development of 24p video technology, and Leitch was recognized for work on digital HDTV upconversion and shared video-data storage systems.