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April 14, 2024

NAB Show Honors Excellence in Sustainability Awards Winners

Las Vegas – NAB Show today celebrated sustainability champions in six categories during its annual Excellence in Sustainability Awards ceremony. Judged by an independent panel of experts, award winners were recognized as individuals, companies and products/services for outstanding innovations in media technology that promote sustainability and foster economic and social development. Amazon Web Services (AWS) supported the awards ceremony.

"NAB Show is proud to recognize the individuals and companies leading the way in sustainability in our industry," said Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director, NAB Global Connections and Events. "As we celebrate our collective commitment to environmental responsibility and the creation of a more sustainable future for our industry, we hope to inspire innovation and encourage best practices in areas such as energy efficiency, waste reduction and sustainable content production. We thank AWS for its support of this award program."

"We want to congratulate all of this year’s winners on their innovations that equally benefit our industry and our planet," said Samira Bakhtiar, General Manager of Media & Entertainment, Games and Sports at AWS. "AWS is incredibly proud to sponsor the second installment of the NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Awards, and we hope these awards inspire others to find new ways to reduce their carbon emissions and introduce more sustainable practices into future productions."

NAB Show and AWS selected The Sustainable Entertainment Society as the recipient of proceeds from the Excellence in Sustainability Awards Program. Melanie WIndle, executive director of The Sustainable Entertainment Society, accepted the donation.

This year’s winners are:

Champion in Sustainability
An individual that has consistently demonstrated leadership in sustainability.

  • Phillippe Wetzel, CEO, VITEC

Community & Social Impact
Projects or practices that benefit local communities, promote social responsibility and improve the well-being of employees, stakeholders and society.

  • Harmonic, a virtualized broadband and video streaming solutions provider

Emerging Talent in Sustainability
A young professional or emerging talent making a significant impact in advancing sustainability within the industry.

Green Production Practices
A content creator prioritizing eco-friendly production methods, such as sustainable set design, green production and reduced environmental impact during production.

Leadership In Sustainability
An organization that has launched or completed a sustainability initiative that takes critical steps to transform its business in line with a sustainable future.

  • Irdeto, digital platform cybersecurity

Sustainable Product or Service

Innovative technologies, products or solutions that significantly improve sustainability or provide sustainable product or service alternatives, addressing a critical environmental challenge.

In addition, NAB Show recognized the following companies with Honorable Mentions:

The awards ceremony was preceded by a panel discussion Exploring HBO’s True Detective Night Country: A Discussion on Sustainability in Modern Production. The insightful discussion explored the intersection of the acclaimed television series HBO’s True Detective Night Country and modern principles of sustainability in production. Executive Producer Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda shared the show’s approach to sustainability.

Click here for photos of today’s ceremony. Download photos from this year’s NAB Show or broll from last year’s show. Please courtesy: NAB Show.

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