NATAS Announces Technology and Engineering Emmy Recipients

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of the 66th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, to be presented at the Consumer Electronics Show.

“The National Academy’s Technology and Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honor these technology companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the way the audience views television and have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry,” said committee chairman Robert P. Seidel in a statement. Seidel is vice president of CBS engineering and advanced technology and chairman of the engineering achievement committee, NATAS.

The honorees include:

Pioneering Development of 2nd Screen Navigable Mosaic for Direct Programmer
Offerings to Consumers via the Internet
• Home Box Office (HBO)
• Netflix

Development of Low Latency Video Streaming Live Captioning Systems
• EEG
• Xorbit

Television Enhancement Devices
• Apple
• Roku
• Microsoft
• Sony
• Tivo

Non-Live Large Scale Online Video Systems
• Netflix
Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery (PREVD) for MVPD’s
• Jinni
• Think
Analytics
• Digital
Smiths
• Comcast

Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability
• Video Services Forum Inc.
• Media Links
• Nevion
• DVBlink, Inc.
• Harris Broadcast Corporation (Imagine Communications)
• Ericsson
• Artel Video Systems Inc.
• Barco-­‐Silex
• IntoPix

Innovation in Improving Engagement Around Television in Social media
• Twitter
• Mass Relevance (Spreadfast)

Secure Accelerated File Movement over IP including the Internet
• Aspera Inc. an IBM Company
• Data Expedition Inc.
• Signiant
• Unlimitech

Pioneering Delivery of Pay TV Linear Video to Consumer Owned and Managed
Devices Over a High Speed Data Connection
• Major League Baseball Advanced Media
• Time Warner Cable
• NBC Universal

The reception and presentation will take place at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015.

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