Entry criteria
Below is the entry criteria for each award category. Please note that the criteria is a guide for the type of coverage area typically associated with each industry discipline, but is not exclusive. For instance, overarching technologies such as cloud, IP, and UHD are relevant to each award category but to avoid duplication are only entered in their most relevant area. Please nominate your products in the category most relevant to their application and use. Entering a product in multiple categories is permitted where applicable. If you are unsure as to which category your product should be entered in, please feel free to contact us.  
 
TVBEurope Best of Show Award at IBC2018: Production & Post
Coverage areas include, but are not limited to: 
 
  • Acquisition products, technology, and accessories (cameras, lenses, batteries, lighting, tripods, etc)
  • Drone and aerial filming kit 
  • Live production
  • OB/on-location units
  • Field/mobile reporting
  • Post production & VFX
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
  • UHD/HDR/HFR
  • Studio production 
TVBEurope Best of Show Award at IBC2018: Content Management
Coverage areas include, but are not limited to: 
  • IP-based workflows
  • Archiving and storage
  • Big data and analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Compression/codecs
  • Transcoding
  • Graphics & branding
  • KVM
  • Media asset management
  • Media transport
  • Metadata
  • Playout
  • AI, automation and machine learning
TVBEurope Best of Show Award at IBC2018: Delivery
Coverage areas include, but are not limited to: 
  • Displays and screens
  • CDNs
  • Content piracy
  • OTT
  • Satellite
  • IP and cloud
  • Live streaming
  • VoD
  • IPTV
  • Mobile networks (4G/5G/LTE Broadcast)
  • Smart media technologies
  • Digital advertising
  • IoT and advanced connected technologies
PSNEurope Best of Show Award at IBC2018: Broadcast Audio 
Coverage areas include, but are not limited to: 
 
  • Recording, editing and mixing software
  • Audio consoles
  • Network management and communications systems
  • Microphones
  • Speakers and monitors
  • Audio over IP (AoIP) 
  • Post production audio 
  • Immersive/spatial/3D audio 
Radio World International Best of Show Award at IBC2018: Radio Broadcast Solutions
Coverage areas include, but are not limited to: 
 
  • Microphones
  • Processors
  • Automation systems
  • Transmitters
  • Antennas
  • AoIP
  • Studio gear