Digital Studio Awards 2019 - The Shortlist!

Final winners to be announced March 13 at the Awards Gala evening at The H Hotel, Dubai.
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The shortlist for the 15th Annual Digital Studio Awards is out!

In this milestone fifteenth edition of the #DSawards, we are excited to recognize and reward the following list of productions, projects and individuals for their excellence in broadcast and production over the past year.

The Digital Studio Middle East team has carefully considered all the nomination entries submitted from across the industry to prepare the shortlist for our judges to select the winners from. As usual, the task is a difficult but enjoyable one, as we have the pleasure of seeing all the amazing and innovative work done in the industry.

The gala award presentation night on March 13, 2019 will, as usual, be attended by the region’s top professionals in the broadcast, TV and film production and post-production industries, as well as vendors, systems integrators, consultants and other high profile guests. 

To book your tables please visit www.digitalstudiome.com/awards and click on ‘table bookings’. Please contact Teri Dunstan (teri.dunstan@itp.com) or Lacie Curtis (Lacie.Curtis@itp.com) to get the best seats in the house!

This year there are 13 categories of award, covering all aspects of the industry, spanning from content production to distribution and technical excellence.

The shortlist below represents the finest content production, projects, installations and innovations from the industry out of nearly one hundred nominations that we received for this year’s awards.

Best Content Capture

815 Studios - REDFEST DXB 2018 (OFFICIAL AFTERMOVIE: DIRECTOR’S CUT) 

Artology Creative - du Telecom #KeepOnGiving - Ramadan Film

Discovery Networks - Wild Dubai documentary

Artology Creative - Quest Arabiya -Dabber Aklak Promo

Fox Networks Group - The Open Road

7 Production - "Cirque Du Soleil - 88th National Day KSA

Colors TV (IndiaCast) - CheckMate 2.0 – Hunt for the smartest young executive in the Middle East


Best Live Action Capture

7 Production - AFC ASIAN CUP 2019

Colors TV (IndiaCast) - CheckMate 2.0 – Hunt for the smartest young executive in the Middle East

UAE Pro League Committee (partners Mediapro and Etisalat) - AGL VR Seat Experience

What If Creative Studio - HSBC Sleepshopper

Artology Creative - du Telecom Gitex Film 


Excellence in Post Production

Real Image Production - Dubai International Sports Conference

Etana Productions - Taif LED TVC - Ali Abu Khumra

Artology Creative - Abu Dhabi Airport - VIP Terminal

What If Creative Studio - Dubai Zaman

Real Image Production - Dubai International Project Management Forum

815 Studios - MotionGate Dubai: Dubai Hunger Games: Capitol Bullet Train


Best Special Effects/CGI

Real Image Production - UITP “International Association of Public Transport” world conference (MENA)

Spacetoon Group - Zafari Animation T.V Series

Etana Productions - Taif LED TVC - Ali Abu Khumra

Real Image Production - RTA Dubai Award for Sustainable Transportation 


Best Technical Installation Award

7 Production - AFC Asian Cup 2019

Pebble Beach - SBC Channel Saudi Broadcasting Corporation

TekSignals - Sharjah Media Corporation’s Studio‐6

TSL FZ LLC - HSE24 Studios in Dubai Studio City

TekSignals - Arabian Radio Network FM studios complex


Best Technology Innovation Award

Vizrt - Vizrt Libero AR - combining Augmented Reality (AR) with its powerful sports analysis tool

Rohde & Shwarz - R&S SpycerNode (Dirk Thometzek, Rohde & Schwarz Product Manager, Storage Solutions)

UAE Pro League Committee (partners Mediapro and Etisalat) - AGL VR Seat Experience

TekSignals - Arabian Radio Network social media facilities to stream live video/ pictures from Live on Air studio

Blink Studios - Augmented Reality Toyota Saudi Select App

Red Bee Media - Nucleus Cloud Media Management Platform


Outstanding Achievement in Workflow

Imagine Communications - Transforming Broadcast Workflows with Microservices for Abu Dhabi Media

Artology Creative - Abu Dhabi Airport - VIP Terminal

What If Creative Studio - Peugeot Re-engineered Video

7 Production - Cirque Du Soleil - 88th National Day KSA


Broadcast Executive of the Year

Amanda Turnbull - VP, Discovery, Middle East & Africa

Sam Barnett, CEO MBC Group

Fayez Al-Sabbagh, Chairman GNAM (Spacetoon Group)

Maaz Sheikh, Co-Founder and CEO of STARZ PLAY

Sanjay Raina, GM and VP, Fox Networks Group Middle East

Nick Grande, CEO, ChannelSculptor

Suhail Ahmed - Chief Technology Officer, TSL (now known as One Diversified)


Service Initiative of the Year

Tek Signals - Channel Partner for Tektronix in the Middle East, Sharjah Media Corporation’s Studio-6 Project

ChannelSculptor - mena.tv Content hub

Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Saudi Telecom Company/Intigral - Jawwy TV

Red Bee Media - Red Bee Media Channel Store


Content Delivery Platform of the Year

Saudi Telecom Company/Intigral - Jawwy TV

Starz Play Arabia - Starz Play

MBC Group - Shahid

Avid - MediaCentral

Vuclip Middle East - Viu OTT video service


Best Use of Animation

Sharjah Media Corporation - Sports news animation

Real Image Production - UITP “International Association of Public Transport” world conference (MENA)

What If Creative Studio - Dubai Zaman

Etana Productions - Taif LED TVC - Ali Abu Khumra

Real Image Production - RTA Dubai Award for Sustainable Transportation


Studio of the Year

Dubai Studio City

Sharjah Media Corporation Studio‐6 (TekSignals)

twofour54

HSE24 Dubai Studio City studios

815 Studios


Original Production of the Year

Viu by Vuclip - Ana Sherry dot Com

Colors TV (IndiaCast) - Body and Mind 2018

Discovery Networks - Wild Dubai documentary

Fox Networks Group - The Open Road

Viu by Vuclip - Doon

Jacques Brown - Louder feature film

Aum Media (Reshel Shah Kapoor) - God Children documentary


Congratulations to those who made the shortlist and our sincere thanks to all those who submitted entries!

It's over now to our esteemed panel of judges who will score each shortlisted entry on different criteria and together decide on the winners to be announced on March 13. 

To book your tables please visit www.digitalstudiome.com/awards and click on ‘table bookings’.

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