Technology and Engineering Emmy Award
Awarded forOutstanding achievement in technical or engineering development
CountryUnited States
Presented byNATAS
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The Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, or Technology and Engineering Emmys, are one of two sets of Emmy Awards that are presented for outstanding achievement in engineering development in the television industry. The Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), while the separate Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards are given by its sister organization the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).

A Technology and Engineering Emmy can be presented to an individual, a company, or to a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies which either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television. The award is determined by a special panel composed of highly qualified, experienced engineers in the television industry.[1]

2023 Awards

The 75th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[2]

Pioneering Development of Inexpensive Video Technology for Animation

Large Scale Deployment of Smart TV Operating Systems

Creation and Implementation of HDR Static LUT, Single-Stream Live Production

Pioneering Technologies Enabling High Performance Communications Over Cable TV Systems

Pioneering Development of Manifest-based Playout for FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming Television)

Targeted Ad Messages Delivered Across Paused Media

Pioneering Development of IP Address Geolocation Technologies to Protect Content Rights

Development of Stream Switching Technology between Satellite Broadcast and Internet to Improve Signal Reliability

Design and Deployment of Efficient Hardware Video Accelerators for Cloud

Spectrum Auction Design

TV Pioneers – Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT)

TV Pioneers – Development of lighting, ventilation, and lens-coating technologies

2022 Awards

The 74th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[3]

Invention and Development of the Pinned Photodiode Now Used in Most Image Sensors

Extraction of Granular Census Level Behavioral Data using ACR

AI-ML curation of Sports Highlights

Digital Cinema Camera Mounted Video Extender for Live Audiences

Pioneering Development and Deployment of Virtualized Cable Modem

TV Pioneer Hall of Fame

2021 Awards

The 73rd annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[4]

Video & Audio Search based on Index Feeds coming from Multiple Sources

In Camera Sensor and Software Stabilization

Correlated Double Sampling for Image Sensors

Pioneering Development of an Image-Sensor Array with Buried-Photodiode Structure

Standardization of Font Technology for Custom Downloadable Fonts and Typography for Web and TV Devices

Common Key Technology of OTT Content

Development of the Event Scheduling and Notification Interface (ESNI)

Cloud Enabled Remote Editing and Project Management

Pioneering Development of Technologies to collect granular linear TV Viewership Data including STBs, ACR, Connected TV’s for Measurement, Marketing & Advertising

Standardization of HTTP Encapsulated Protocols

Management of IP Multicast Video Distribution to Desktops and TVs in News & Media Production Facilities

2020 Awards

The 72nd annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[5]

System to Measure Video Performances and Demographics across multiple platforms
Pioneering Development and Deployment of Server-side Ad Manipulation and/or Playout for Adaptive Bitrate Video Distribution
Development of Open Perceptual Metrics for Video Encoding Optimization
Development of the Event Signaling and Management API Standard
Pioneering Deployment of the Event Signaling and Management API
Pioneering development of LED lighting for Television Production
Cross-MVPD Dynamic Ad Insertion for Cable Network Video on Demand Content
AI/Optimization for Real-Time Video Compression
Invention and Pioneering Development of Intra-Pixel Charge Transfer CMOS Image Sensors
Standardization of SMPTE ST 2110
Common Encryption
Content Delivery Networks
Standardization and Commercialization of Television – Broadcast, Hybrid Electrical and Fiber-Optic Camera Cable and Connectors
OLED Reference Monitors for Creative, Technical, Quality Control and Client Viewing
Dynamic Metadata for optimal HDR and WCG color volume mapping
Advanced Authoring Format
Pioneering secure cloud-based VFX project management and collaboration at scale
Development and Pioneering Deployment of Synchronized Local DMA Advertising Capability for DBS / MVPD’s
Standardization of the ISO Base Media File Format
On-air Touch Screen for Data Visualization
Development of Massive Processing Optimized Compression Technologies
Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) used to plan and automate the production of linear live to air or live to recording news program

2019 Awards

The 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[6]

Pioneering System for Live Performance-Based Animation Using Facial Recognition
HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device
Pioneering Public Cloud Based Linear Media Supply Chains
Pioneering Development of Large Scale, Cloud Served, Broadcast Quality, Linear Channel Transmission to Consumers
Early Development of HSM Systems that Created a Pivotal Improvement in Broadcast Workflows
Pioneering Development and Deployment of Hybrid Fiber Coax Network Architecture
Pioneering Development of the CCD Image Sensor
VoCIP (Video over Bonded Cellular Internet)
Ultra-High Sensitivity HDTV Camera
Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks

2018 Awards

The 70th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[7]

Pioneering Development of Mobile X-Band Radar Trucks for Television Weather Forecasting and Reporting
Automated Sound Conformation
3D Engine Software for the Production of Animation
Cost Effective Crowd Simulation Tools
Pioneering Development of Packet Impairment Test Generator for SMPTE ST 2022 Digital Video over IP
Development of a Ku Satellite-Based Communication System for Early Satellite Newsgathering
Large-Scale “At Home” Production for Live Sports
Large-Scale Distributed Production for Live Sports
Standardization of HTML5, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and Media Source Extensions (MSE) for a Full TV Experience
Pioneering Reliable Transmission Method for Live Contribution and Distribution TV Links
Pioneering Development of the Single-Chip Color Camera

2017 Awards

The 69th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[8]

Contextual Voice Navigation for Discovering and Interacting with TV Content
Low Latency Remote Controlled Airborne Video Platforms (non-military) for Television
Pioneering and Productization of Supporting Digital Video Using SDI Over Fiber-Optic
Pioneering Development of a Computerized Hard-Disk Storage Based Digital Non-Linear, Multi-Stream Multi-Camera System
Pioneering Development of a Portable, Battery Powered Audio/Video Test Signal Generator
Development of Integrated Consumer Video Conferencing Service into Broadcast Production Environments and Workflows
Video Identification Technology to Protect Content Value and Copyright
Expanding-Side Television Production Mobile Units
A Three Dimensional Doppler Radar System to Track and Display Fast Moving Pitched and Hit Balls

2016 Awards

The 68th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[9]

Live Production Technology Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated Video for Instant Replay
Concept of Opto-Electric Transduction
Development and Standardization of Media Object Server (MOS) Protocol
System for Executing Targeted Household Advertising on Linear Television
Pioneering Invention and Deployment of Fiber Optic Cable
Pioneering Technology to Automate the Digital On-Line Assembly of Broadcast Content

2015 Awards

The 67th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[10]

Pioneering Optimization of Advertising Placement in Single Channel Linear Television Programs
Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning
Open Modular Platform for Broadcast and Production Distribution and Conversion Equipment
Development and Standardization of HDBaseT Connectivity Technology for Commercial and Residential HDMI/DVI Installations
Phonetic Indexing and Timing
Steganographic Technologies for Audio/Video
Pre-production Visualization System
The Concept of Scanning for Image Transmission
Pioneering Development of Data Driven Traffic Systems for Multichannel Environments
Development of Enabling Technology for High Density Video Switching and Routing Solutions
Closed-loop Statistical Multiplexing of Geographically Distributed Encoders

2014 Awards

The 66th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were as follows.[11]

Pioneering Development of 2nd Screen Navigable Mosaic for Direct Programmer Offerings to Consumers via the Internet
Development of Low Latency Video Streaming Live Captioning Systems


Recommended Practice on Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television

Television Enhancement Devices
Non-Live Large Scale Online Video Systems
Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery (PREVD) for MVPD’s
Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability
Innovation in Improving Engagement Around Television in Social media
Secure Accelerated File Movement over IP including the Internet
Pioneering Delivery of Pay TV Linear Video to Consumer Owned and Managed Devices Over a High Speed Data Connection
Multi-format HDTV CCD Camera


LDK6000, DPM CCD Multi-format HDTV Camera System


High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

2013 Awards

Development, Standardization And Productization Of The High Definition Serial Digital Interface
Personalized Recommendation Engines For Video Discovery
In-Camera Electronic Compensation For Lateral Chromatic Aberrations In External Lenses
Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders
Pioneering Wearable Camera Stabilizer Platforms
Pioneering Analog Video Repositioner
Gesture Control Systems For Video And Games (Non-Touch Screen)
Pioneering Work In Implementation And Deployment Of Network DVR
Pioneering Development Of Video On Demand (VOD) Dynamic Advertising Insertion
Development And Standardization Of The MPEG-2 Transport Stream

2012 Awards

Eco-system for Real Time Presentation of TV Content to Mobile Devices without the use of Specialized Television Hardware.
The Development and Commercialization of Analog Local Cable Video Ad Insertion.
The Development and Commercialization of Cable Interconnects for Local Video Ad Insertion
The Development and Commercialization for Digital Infrastructure for Local Cable Ad Insertion
Pioneering On-Screen Interactive Program Guides.
Pioneering Development of Event Driven Control Room Automation Systems for Production of Live Television Shows, which Encompasses Full Control of Robotic Cameras, Audio, Graphics and Video Sources.
Pioneering Development and Deployment of Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems For Letterbox Images within Consumer Devices.
Development of Electronic Mastering System for Large Scale Content Customization, Transcoding and Distribution.
Pioneering Development of Multi-Room DVR.
IRND Filter Technology for Digital Motion Picture Cameras.
Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.
Lifetime Achievement Award

2011 Awards

Local Cable Ad Insertion Technology - Cable Digital Standards for Local Cable Advertising
The System for Automated Migration of Media Assets
Pioneering Development of Large-Venue, Large-Screen Direct View Color Video Displays
Pioneering Development and Deployment of Active Format Description and Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems
Development of Integrated, Deployable Systems for Live Reporting from Remote Environments
Standardization of Loudness Metering for Use in Broadcast Audio
Development of Professional Tapeless Portable Acquisition Systems Using Affordable Media
Pioneering Development of Removable Solid State Media for Video Camera/Recorders (Camcorders)

2010 Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology and Engineering
For Development and Production of Portable Tapeless Acquisition
The Belt Pack
Distributed Amplifier Systems in Live Production
Development of Wireless Intercom
Development of Audio Meta Data Process for conforming audio the ATSC digital TV standard
Enabling Standards for the delivery of television via broadband data systems
HD Super Motion Systems for acquisition, recording and Playback for Broadcast Entertainment and Sports Productions
Blue Laser Optical Systems for Consumer Playback

2009 Awards

For its Audience Measurement Technology System
For its Pioneering Development in Electronic Prompting
For its Pioneering Development of MSDC High Power Amplifiers
For its Pioneering Efforts in Development, Implementation of Network Distribution workflows for ATSC DTV Development
For The Development of NTSC Television
For Pioneering Development of Automatic Transmitter Identification for Satellite Television Communications

2008 Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology & Engineering
Serial Interface and Protocols for Server/VTR control
Delivery Confirmation Systems
Development and Standardization of File Formats for Video and Audio
Pioneering Development of MPEG-4 AVC systems for HDTV
Pioneering RF Combiners for Adjacent Channels on Common Antenna Systems
Ongoing live global HD cinemacasting
Developing HDMI
Standardization of the ATSC Digital System
MPEG-4 AVC Standard

2007 Awards

The Emmy Awards for ATSC broadcast transmission system RF filters:

The Emmy Awards for Development… of interactive Video on Demand infrastructure and signaling, leading to large scale VOD implementations:

The Emmy Award for Coaxial cable technology:

The Emmy Award for Pioneering development of a fully monitored fiber optic based digital network… at shared use sports venues:

The Emmy Award for Development and implementation of an integrated and portable IP-based live, edit and store-and-forward digital newsgathering system:

The Emmy Awards for Monitoring for compliance standards for ATSC & DVB transport streams:

The advanced media technology winners for Science, Engineering & Technology for Broadband & Personal Television:

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Commercial Advertising on Personal Computer:

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use for Creation and Distribution of Interactive Commercial Advertising Delivered Through Digital Set Top Boxes:

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for Interactive Use (Two Screen Environment TV /PC or TV / Mobile Device):

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms:

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Personal Media Display and Presentation Technology (PSP, Cell Phone, Personal Media Player, Mobile Devices):

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of "On Demand" (Consumer Scheduled or Programmed) Technology Over Broadband Networks for Active "lean-forward" Viewing:

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of "On Demand" for Passive "lean-backward" Viewing:

Following are the winners for Engineering & Technology for Creation and Implementation of Video Games and Platforms:

The Awards for Game Controller Innovation:

The Awards for Handheld Game Device Display Screen Innovation:

The Awards for User-Generated Content - Game Modification:

The Award for Physics Engines:

The Awards for Development of Massively Multiplayer Online Graphical Role Playing Games (MMORPG):

The Awards for Visual Digital Content Creation Tools and their Impact:

SOURCE: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2006 Awards

Pioneering Development of On Screen Display (OSD) for Setup, Control and Configuration of Consumer Television Equipment

Streaming Media Architectures and Components

Pioneering Development for Combining Multiple Transport Streams Which Are Already Encoded, Using Rate-Shaping and Statistical Re-multiplexing

Development and Implementation of Automatically Assembled Dynamic Customized TV Advertising

Technology Advances in Serial Digital Interface Solutions, Enabling Over 20 Years of Seamless Studio and Broadcast Infrastructure Migration

Privately Owned and Operated International Satellite Company Primarily for International Video Services

Advanced Media Technology for the Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content

Advanced Media Technology for the Non-Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content

Advanced Media Technology for the Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms

Advanced Media Technology for the Best Use of Personal Media Display and Presentation Technology

Advanced Media Technology for the Best Use of “On Demand” Technology Over Private (closed) Networks

Advanced Media Technology for the Best Use of “On Demand” Technology Over the Public (open) Internet

Advanced Media Technology for Best Use by Commercials in Creation and Use in Non Traditional Platforms and Technologies

Peripheral Development and Technological Impact of Video Game Controllers

Development of 3D Software Engines

Pioneering Work in Near and Real-Time Fully Programmable Shading Via Modern Graphics Processors

2005 Awards

2004 Awards

Main article: 57th Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards

2003 Awards

2002 Awards

2001 Awards

2000 Awards

1960 Presentation

Radio Corporation of America, Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company and English Electric Valve Company for the independent development of the 412 inch image orthicon tube and camera.[citation needed]

See also

References

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