The new gold standard for technology innovators
Entry to IABM BaM Awards™ at IBC 2018 are now open (deadline – Friday 17 August 2018)
The BaMs™ will be awarded to innovations in nine newly-defined categories that accurately model the structure of the industry today. All the winners are automatically shortlisted for the IABM Peter Wayne Award, with the overall winner receiving this ultimate industry accolade at the IABM’s Annual International Business Conference at the end of the year.
IABM Platinum and Gold Members are entitled to 2 complimentary award entries per year. All other members (excluding Bronze members) are eligible for one complimentary entry.
Additional entries are charged at £195/€235/$300 for IABM members and £295/€350/$450 for non-members (plus VAT where applicable) per product.
Create covers the process of original acquisition or creation of raw content – live (“real-time”) or recorded, in a studio or in the field and the technology that enables this process. While this naturally includes distinct products such as cameras and accessories, lighting and audio recorders, it also encompasses UGC and social media. Services such as OB/Remote trucks also come into the Create link. While these currently overlap into the Produce link, with the growing trend towards remote production using IP, OBs/Remotes will increasingly be fully described within Create.
Acquisition – cameras, camera accessories, audio acquisition, lighting, social/UGC
Produce encompasses the production process (real-time/live) and post-production (file-based) to create a finished piece of content. The enabling technology that supports Produce includes graphics, audio production, video production and services, production and post-production software – including film transfer, editing, audio post, finishing, VFX and graphics, and services.Examples
Manage defines the aggregation, preparation and management of completed content items ready for distribution. This includes content preparation and services, content and workflow management and orchestration, metadata, and operational analytics – everything from ingest and QC to transcoding; the process of readying content for delivery to the end-user customer.
Publish covers an ever-growing field as viewing and listening choices continue to expand. It is defined as the playout or publication of content ready for consumers, and its subsequent distribution to reach consumers. Enabling technology for Publish includes linear playout systems, linear playout services, non-linear publishing systems, non-linear publishing services, projectors, large LED screens, protection & encryption, linear distribution & encryption, Cable, IPTV, satellite, terrestrial distribution, and internet distribution.
For end-users, monetization is the reason they are in business, and the Monetize process defines the activities that support this. It covers the business activities that support the creation, acquisition and generation of sales/advertising revenue of content, including rights management, broadcast management, advertising systems, subscription & CRM systems and data analytics.
The final link in the content chain – and the force that ultimately powers it – Consume defines all the touchpoints with the end-consumer of the content. Examples include a consumer-facing app that makes content recommendations and captures consumer data.
Connect defines the infrastructure, connectivity and bandwidth used to move content within and between facilities. This includes intra-facility connectivity, inter-facility connectivity, video interfacing & conversion, audio interfacing & conversion, and file & object delivery.
Every process in the chain also needs access to storage, whether it’s raw content, work-in-progress, completed projects or archived content. This includes VTRs & DVRs, video servers, portable storage, on-premise storage, and cloud storage.
The Support link encompasses the supporting capabilities used across the content supply chain to monitor and secure content and run operations. This includes video and audio monitoring, system monitoring, test & measurement, communications, cyber-security and protection, on-premise compute, cloud compute, facility hardware, implementation services, and rental services.
Project, collaboration or event
Applicable for projects, events, team collaborative efforts, products or services.
The BaMs™ replace the IABM NAB Game Changer Awards and IABM Design & Innovation Awards awarded at IBC; a bigger, better platform to showcase your technology innovations. IABM™, BaMs™, BaM Awards™ and the BaM Awards logo are trade marks belonging to IABM.