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Winner: WTTW-TV
by Sundance Digital

WTTW-TV's analog master control and associated tape room facility from the 1960s had undergone several rebuilds in the past. However, it needed to be re-purposed for other operations, so the station decided to build a new broadcast facility. WTTW decided to use its employees in the electronic maintenance and design group, and built the facility without the help of a systems integrator. Engineering managers researched equipment, tactics and budgets and developed an overall system design, while vendors selected equipment and furnished implementation ideas.

Key technology: SeaChange Broadcast MediaCluster, Sencore stream server, Thomson Trinix video router, Thomson Venus audio router, Thomson Jupiter control system, Thomson Saturn master control switcher, 360 Systems Digicart II, Miranda Kaleido-K2 monitors, Sundance Digital FastBreak automation system

Runner-up: WLVT-TV
by Microfirst Automation

Key technology: DSR-4000 IRDs, Panasonic AJ-D960 DVCPRO50 VTRs, Sony BVW-75 Betacam VTRs, Pinnacle MediaStream decoders, Miranda Oxtel ImageStores, NVISION router controller, Leitch AgileVision