February, 2019

19Feb6:00 PM10:00 PMEvent OverThe 88th Annual Awards Ceremony and Bernard Happé Lecture


(Tuesday) 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM GMT


The Regent Street Cinema

307 Regent St

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Join us as celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the industry at our 88th Annual Awards Ceremony and Bernard Happé Lecture at the Regent Street Cinema. Among the recipients for our awards are the creme de la creme of industry professionals. Our ceremony will be lead by former Sky News anchor woman and BBC television presenter Vivien Creegor.

Awards to Be Given:

ChEFF Award

Technical and Scientific Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

President’s Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lady Doris and Sir Sydney Samuelson Award

The John Tompkins Natural History Award


Honorary Fellowships

About Vivien Creegor:

Vivien started her broadcasting career as a newsreader for BBC Radio 4. She then moved to BBC Television in Bristol fronting ‘Points West’, the local news show, for 5 years. There were also stints at TV Centre presenting the national lunchtime news and also co-hosting a travel series on BBC 2 called ‘Transit’.  She then joined the fledgling Sky News and stayed for 15 years as one of the main anchors, which was interspersed with chairing a number of conferences for the United Nations. She jumped ship in 2006 to go and live briefly in California, becoming a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Her main focus now is on acting, voiceovers and travel writing for ‘The Mail on Sunday’.

Before the annual awards we will have this year’s Bernard Happé Lecture focussing on the extraordinary coverage of the Royal Wedding. Andrew Cotton and Phil Layton from the BBC, will focus on the challenges faced in delivering the superb images from their 2018 trials of ultra HD high dynamic range TV.

The speakers will:

  • Talk about production workflows for UHD HDR recording of the Royal Wedding
  • Discuss how the workflows paved the way for their UHD coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon Centre Court on BBC iPlayer
  • Address the complexities of delivering live UHD over IP
  • Show highlights for demonstration throughout the lecture

About Andrew Cotton:

Andrew is a Principal Technologist within BBC R&D’s Broadcast & Connected Systems Section. He has a background in video compression and image processing. Andrew and his team work across the entire television acquisition, production, delivery and IP distribution chains, ensuring the technical integrity of BBC systems. Most recently their work has focused on high dynamic range TV, as Andrew is one of the developers of the Hybrid Log-Gamma HDR system. Andrew joined BBC Research in 1987 with a degree in Engineering Science. After seven years he left the BBC to work in industry for a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, but returned to the BBC in 2002.

About Phil Layton:

Phil initially joined the BBC in 1983 and has worked on a wide variety of projects involving hardware, software and systems engineering. Since 1996 he has worked on all the major BBC digital TV projects across our joint ventures and third party platforms. As Head of the Broadcast & Connected Systems team within BBC R&D he is responsible for a workplan covering all aspects of content distribution over both traditional broadcast and IP platforms.


    • Day 1
    • Tuesday 19 February 2019
    • 6:00PM Doors Open6:00PM - 6:30PMCome in and have a drink at the cinema bar to get the evening started.

    • 6:30PM Welcome/Bernard Happé Lecture Begins/Livestream Begins6:30PM - 7:45PMThe speakers will talk about the media event of the season in 2018, the Royal Wedding Live Broadcast.

    • 7:45PM IMIS Awards Ceremony begins7:45PM - 9:00PMIMIS Awards Ceremony honouring the great achievements in the moving image industry.

    • 9:00PM Drinks & End of Event9:00PM - 10:00PMHave another round of drinks as the evening winds down.

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