Sony and ABU recognise top industry professionals

The two organisations are once again recognising the contributions of the best and brightest performers in the business through a broadcast engineering excellence award.
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Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) have joined forces to promote and develop the broadcasting industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The two organisations are once again recognising the contributions of the best and brightest performers in the business through a broadcast engineering excellence award.

Sony will sponsor the winner of the 2008 'ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award', who will be entitled to the benefit of a study tour of Sony's main research centre or any other of its prestigious institutions. The award takes the form of a commemorative trophy, a citation and a lifetime 'Distinguished Observer' status at the ABU Technical Committee meetings.

Now in its sixth year, the Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to broadcast engineering and in related disciplines. In the previous years, awards have been given to eminent broadcast engineers and researchers who have been recognised for their work.

"Sony has always been actively involved in the broadcast industry, the sponsorship closely reflects our value on promoting engineering excellence and our belief in training talents," said Mr. Kozo Fujita, Head of Broadcast and Content Creation Solutions Asia Pacific and Director, Business and Professional Products Asia Pacific Company, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. "In addition to supporting the industry professionals through our innovative technology and solutions, we believe in giving them the recognition that they truly deserve, and we are pleased to be sponsoring this award again."

The Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award is exclusively 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 will be considered for the application of the award.

The winner of this year's Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award will be presented with the award during the Award Presentation Ceremony gala dinner of the ABU General Assembly, which will be held in Bali, Indonesia, on 24 November 2008.

The closing date for nomination is 31 August 2008. For more information visit: www.abu.org.my/engineering-awards.