The Red Bull Air Race has been awarded the IBC Innovation Award at this year's IBC in Amsterdam. The international judging panel gave the ‘Content Creation Award’ to the Red Bull Air Race for its use of fibre-based distribution of all communications and HD video and audio content via Riedel's MediorNet technology. Also involved in this large-scale project that excites millions of people worldwide, was broadcast production provider SIVision Outside Broadcast and West4Media Production.
"The Red Bull Air Race is one our most prestigious and technologically advanced projects. We are proud to be recognised by the IBC for our work. I would like to thank the IBC and everyone in the team for his effort to make this project happen," said Thomas Riedel, managing director of Riedel Communications.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a visual spectacle unlike any other, delivering raw sporting drama set amidst vibrant landscapes. The sport has quickly built a staggering following around the world with millions captivated by the exciting and dynamic format. With the race tracks usually set up in the middle of cities, the sporting action is brought directly to the audience.