May 28, 2024
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The recipients of the newly-launched Excellence in Sustainability Awards have been announced during a live awards ceremony on at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The awards recognize individuals, organizations, and products/services for outstanding innovations in media technology that promote conservation and reusability of natural resources and foster economic and social development.

The awards program is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Winners were selected by an independent panel of sustainability experts in one category each for The Sustainability Champion Award, The Sustainability in Leadership Award, and The Sustainability in Product or Service Award.

NAB Executive Vice President of Global Connections and Events, Chris Brown, said: “The 2023 NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Awards honor leaders who have influenced their teams to achieve a more sustainable pathway, organizations that have launched or completed sustainability initiatives, and products or services that significantly improve sustainability or provide sustainable market alternatives.

“We’re beyond grateful for AWS’ support of this award program. This year’s winners can help the content industry meet the critical environmental challenges of today and tomorrow while addressing all stages of the content lifecycle.”

“Amazon is dedicated to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and we are proud to join NAB in recognizing individuals and entities that are championing sustainability,” said Marc Aldrich, General Manager of Media & Entertainment at AWS.

“Congratulations to the winners for their ongoing commitment to seeing the media technology industry flourish in a sustainable manner now and in the future.”

Alongside AWS, NAB Show has selected Creative Visions as the recipient of proceeds from the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability awards program.

This year’s winners are:

The Sustainability Champion (an Individual)
Chris Brähler, Vice President of Product, SDVI for a small organization.
Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing for a medium organization.

The Sustainability in Leadership (an Organization)
Mrs. Greenfilm for a small organization.
Amino for a medium organization.
Media.Monks for a large organization.
Greening of Streaming for a non-profit organization.

The Sustainability in Product or Service Award
SmartFM, WorldCast Systems for a small organization.
X Platform, Appear for a medium organization.
CableOS Broadband Platform, Harmonic for a large organization.

In addition, NAB Show recognized the following companies with Honorable Mentions:
Barco, Broadpeak, EVS, IBM, Immersion Room, Varnish Software.

Click here to see videos of all the Excellence in Sustainability Awards nominees.