10:28am PT by Carolyn Giardina
John Malone to Be Honored at 68th Engineering Emmys
John C. Malone will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award during the Television Academy’s 68th Engineering Emmy Awards on Oct. 26 at Loews Hollywood Hotel.
The cable pioneer, philanthropist and chairman of Liberty Media will be honored for “his lifetime commitment and immeasurable contributions to the advancement of cable television.”
Also during the ceremony, which will be hosted by Criminal Minds start Kirsten Vangsness, the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award will be presented to Japan public broadcaster NHK's Science & Technology Research Laboratories for its decades of innovations. NHK is currently testing an 8K broadcast system (16 times the resolution of HD) for wide use in Japan.
During the ceremony, six companies will receive Engineering Emmys. This includes SyncOnSet, a software application for production design departments; Ncam, whose camera tracking technology allows for the real-time integration of live action and CG elements; and Sony, for its 2/3-inch 4K three-sensor imaging system, used in the Sony HDC-4300 series camera.
Engineering Emmys also will be awarded to Saunders Electric for its Mobile UPS Power Station, which provides technical power for television broadcasts with a green approach to reducing carbon emissions; Zaxcom, for its digital wireless technology innovations; and Group It for Me!, a cloud-based organizational software used in editing.