RTS Young Technologist 2019

Entries are currently being invited for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2019, sponsored by netgem.tv.

Are you an early career technologist or engineer working in the broadcast or related industries? Or do you have someone like that working for you? Then this is the award to enter.

The prize

The prize is a full conference place at IBC in Amsterdam in September, together with cost of travel and accommodation. In addition the winner will be invited to the RTS Cambridge Convention, also in September.

Application process

Applicants for the RTS Young Technologist Award can be from the very many areas of the TV and related industries: broadcasters, production companies, facilities houses, hardware and software suppliers to the industry, telecommunications suppliers of television capacity services, and recognised research institutions which are contributing in a demonstrable way to television in the UK.

Requirement overview

Initially the judges will be looking for an entry form that demonstrates that the applicant:

  • has already made an impact in this field
  • understands the ever-changing role of technology in television and related fields
  • proposes to share this enhanced understanding with others, both within the RTS and beyond

The finalists will be interviewed by a panel of industry experts across the range of content creation, management and delivery. The award-winner will be asked to write a report or give a presentation within three months of attending the conferences, setting out how they have helped the winner to achieve the purpose of the awards, which is to advance education in the science, practice, technology or art of television or its allied fields.

The IBC Conference and Exhibition

The IBC2018 Conference in Amsterdam focuses on the latest technical information and market/economic analyses, dissecting the changes in content creation, management and delivery. The IBC Exhibition runs alongside and is the second largest content creation and delivery exhibition in the world.

The RTS Cambridge Convention

The RTS Cambridge Convention sees the most recognisable faces, influential names and powerful voices of television converge for three days of stimulating talks and discussions, chaired by one of the UK's main broadcasters.


The award was established by the Royal Television Society with funds received from the family of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, who was a distinguished engineer who contributed much to the development of British broadcasting technology through his work on towers and masts for VHF and UHF transmission.  

Click here to download the application form, which must be submitted electronically.

No paper-based applications will be accepted; click here to download the judging criteria.

Send completed form to Jo Sampson - JSampson@rts.org.uk - by 5pm on Monday 13th May 2019

It is expected that the finalists will be interviewed on Wednesday afternoon, 3rd July.

The judges' decision is final.

About the sponsor

netgem.tv is: Your TV. Reinvented. The best of live TV, catch-up & on-demand streaming, all in one place, in a smart, relevant and personalised way.

netgem.tv is the result of 20 years of experience pioneering connected home entertainment, with viewers at the heart of innovation. It started with: the first connected TV box with ITV Digital in 2000, then BT iPlayer in 2002, the first connected PVR box with Fetch-TV in 2008, and more recently innovating with the advanced multiscreen EE TV since 2014. In 2018, netgem.tv expanded its Product portfolio with further innovations both in terms of Smart Devices (first all-in-one Soundbar & TV box with ‘SoundBox’) and Content: Freeview live TV, catch-up shows as well as the best from Premium On-Demand with first to market launching Freeview Play, Amazon Prime Video and Youtube combined on a TV box. netgem.tv is launching the personalised TV experience via a sophisticated mobile App - supporting recommendations, live and recording viewing, and cast the most popular On-Demand content. Netgem group is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris.    

Entries are currently being invited for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2019, sponsored by netgem.tv.