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BBC engineer named as RTS Young Technologist of the Year

James Goodhand

James Goodhand

The UK’s Royal Television Society has named BBC trainee broadcast engineer James Goodhand as its Young Technologist of the Year.

Goodhand graduated from UCL with a degree in physics before joining the BBC’s trainee scheme. Since then he has completed placements with BBC Distribution, Newsgathering Location Facilities and International Bureaux Support. Most recently he led a project where he devised and developed an in-house Return Vision System for BBC News.

The runner up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology, is awarded to Christos Danakis, CDN designer for BT.

Terry Marsh, Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, said: “The RTS Young Technologist Award recognises talented newcomers to the industry and helps them stand out in what is a very competitive arena. James impressed the jury with his great technical knowledge, ability to seek out opportunities to solve problems, and understanding of the needs of the user.”