7:10am PT by THR Staff
ESPN's IP-based Production Facility To Be Honored With HPA Judges Award
ESPN is set to receive the Hollywood Post Alliance's Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, for its ESPN Digital Center 2 in Bristol, CT, which at launch was widely recognized as the first large scale, IP-based production facility. The award will be presented at the 10th annual HPA Awards, Nov. 12 at the Skirball Cultural Center.
In selecting this year's recipient, the jury felt that ESPN’s entry represented technical innovation in the IP-based production, postproduction and broadcast space, noting that the entry showed vision and leadership by deploying a framework that others could, and likely will, follow.
Said HPA president Leon Silverman: "The Judges Award recognizes companies and individuals who truly push the boundaries, using ingenuity and insight to advance the industry and to serve audiences in new and better ways. ESPN has done just that with its Digital Center 2, and our judges agreed that this is a remarkable accomplishment."