Penton's Broadcast Engineering Announces 12th Annual "Excellence Award" Winners

Mar 05, 2013, 10:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Broadcast Engineering today announced the winners of its 2012 Excellence Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Excellence Awards honor new broadcast engineering facilities for innovation, high-quality design and construction.


This year's contest opened last December when 31 entries were presented in the Broadcast Engineering Digital Reference Guide. Readers then cast their ballots at, and votes were tallied.

This year's winners and runners up, selected by Broadcast Engineering readers, are:

New Studio or RF Technology — Station
Winner: KCET-TV
Runner-up: Digital Switch Over

New Studio Technology — Network
Winner: FOX News Channel
Runner-up: Crown Media

New Studio Technology — HD
Winner: Turner Studios
Runner-up: CNN-Washington, D.C.

New Studio Technology — Non-Broadcast
Winner: Miami Marlins Production Facility

Station Automation
Winner: KSL-TV
Runner-up: Maharaja TV (MTV)

Network Automation
Winner: PAC-12 Distribution Center
Runner-up: Central cast

Newsroom Technology
Winner: CBS News
Runner-up: Associated Press DSNG vehicles

Post & Network Production facilities
Winners: NBA Digital Broadcast Operations Center and West Works Studios
Runner-up: Pac-12 networks

"In an industry driven by innovation, the Excellence Award winners stand out for their extraordinary attention to detail in design and performance," said Broadcast Engineering Editorial Director Brad Dick. "Congratulations to all of our nominees, and thanks to the engaged professional users who contributed their time and insights to select this year's winners." 

The Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's National Association of Broadcasters convention on Monday, April 8 from 9-11am at the Broadcast Engineering booth, N5135.

The 13th annual award contest begins October 1, 2013. Visit the Broadcast Engineering website, for more information.

About Broadcast Engineering
Broadcast Engineering is the industry's leading source for corporate management, engineers/technicians and other management personnel at commercial and public TV stations, post-production and recording studios, broadcast networks, cable, telephone and satellite production centers and networks. Through two monthly editions (US/Canada and World) in print, digital and mobile app for Apple and Android devices, Broadcast Engineering is dedicated to keeping professionals current with their new technological alternatives, helping them to understand the implications, review their options, and make more informed decisions. We enable decision makers to adapt to change, stay competitive, and maximize productivity through our multiple media channels. Broadcast Engineering is a Penton business. Visit for more info.

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