Over the years, the Department and its forerunners have been recognised by their peers as making major contributions to the world of broadcasting. One of the most tangible measures of this recognition is the variety and quality of awards that we have received.

IBC Award for Best Conference Paper

IBC 2015

Tim Borer and Andrew Cotton were awarded Best Conference Paper at IBC for their paper "A display independent high dynamic range television system".

DTG Collaboration Award

Digital TV Group 2015

The Collaboration Award, for companies that put aside commercial differences to succeed together, was given to Phil Layton’s team for their collaborative efforts both in the UK and worldwide.

Queen's Award for contribution to the Piero sports graphics system

Queen's Award for Enterprise 2011

The Production Magic team at BBC R&D has been working on new techniques and applications of computer-based image processing for TV production for many years. Some of this work was recognised in the form of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the "Innovation" category, for their contribution to the Piero sports graphics system.

RTS Young Technologist of the Year

Royal Television Society 2010

Tony Churnside was awarded RTS Young Technologist of the Year for his work in ambisonics, creating 3D audio mixes, and accessibility. The award enabled him to attend IBC.