What you need to know about the first Digital Studio 'Virtual' Awards

The innovative new format of the Digital Studio Middle East awards is set to usher in a new era of virtual events for Digital Studio and its trailblazing parent company ITP Media Group
The first ever Digital Studio Awards ceremony was hosted in 2005. We've never stopped since. Pictured here are the 2011 Digital Studio Awards.
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The first ever Digital Studio Awards ceremony was hosted in 2005. We've never stopped since. Pictured here are the 2011 Digital Studio Awards.

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The Digital Studio Awards 2020 - the 16th in its history - is set to be hosted virtually on June 3, 2020. 

If you haven't already heard about this, click here to read all about it.

By now, it is a well-known fact that all physical events and tournaments were suspended indefinitely following the spread of Covid-19. 

From the English Premier League and the IPL Cricket tournament to NAB 2020 and Saudi's first ever international film festival - everything took a back seat as we looked to curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

Now, in the aftermath of lockdowns and curfews, things are beginning to get back to normal - sort of.

The show must go on, and several of them have gone ahead over the last five weeks. Several companies have turned their attention to webinars and online sessions to present new services and products. 

Digital Studio's parent company ITP Media Group is a trailblazer when it comes to digital media. It's evident with the company's pioneering moves when it founded digital ventures such as ITP Live. To add to its strong print runs, ITP Media Group's digital footprint and prowess is unmatched in the regional media spheres and hosting its first virtual awards is yet another milestone in its lists of firsts.  

Digital Studio Awards has hosted a gala event for 15 years in a row, and the step up to broadcasting our awards online coincides with the magazine's 20th anniversary.

READ: Shortlisted nominees for Digital Studio Awards 2020

For the last two decades we have been reporting on the latest, cutting edge technology in media production, broadcast and its delivery. From cable TV and satellite to streaming platforms, and analogue cameras to 8K modular units - Digital Studio (and Digital Broadcast for the old timers who remember our sister-publication) has always brought the latest news.

Hosting the awards virtually is going to demonstrate a whole new level of content delivery from our team. We might not be able to deliver a match of the day style graphical treat, but we promise to get as close as we can.

In pictures: Reliving the glorious past of the Digital Studio Awards

In the last few years ITP Media Group has assembled and delivered high quality productions, both for our clients and editorially. On June 3, 2020, we will have a chance to put those skills to test once again.

In case you have any questions and would like to get involved with the first Digital Studio Virtual Awards feel free to write to daniel.fewtrell@itp.com.

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