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IBC to honour FIMS initiative

IBC has announced that it will present the Innovation Awards Judges’ Prize to FIMS, the Framework for Interoperable Media Services.

FIMS is a joint initiative between the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In recent months it has celebrated both the publication of version 1.0 of its specification and its first large-scale implementation, by Bloomberg Television.

The project was created to develop industry standardisation on the way that core metadata should be stored and presented in light of the broadcast industry moving towards file-based file exchange and production infrastructures.

“IBC values sharing knowledge above all else, and in developing practical standards so quickly, the FIMS partners had to share their knowledge if the resulting standards were going to be robust enough to be useful globally,” said Michael Lumley, chairman of the IBC Innovation Awards. “It is right that we celebrate broad collaboration across the industry, and I am delighted that we can honour EBU and AMWA for their efforts in driving the FIMS project, and Bloomberg on behalf of all the partners, as the pioneering implementer of the standard.”

The IBC Judges’ Prize will be presented to FIMS, along with the International Honour for Excellence to NHK at 18:30 on September 9.