Leitch sponsors award for SMPTE

Leitch Technology Corporation – a provider of high-quality digital video and audio solutions to the broadcasting, telecommunications, cable and Internet industries – announced that the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has approved the establishment of the Jim Leitch Gold Medal Award, which will honor outstanding contributions in the application of digital technology to the motion imaging arts and sciences.

Relied upon by the motion picture and television industries to generate standards and engineering guidelines, SMPTE is devoted to advancing theory and application in motion imaging, including film, television, video, computer imaging and telecommunications. Leitch is proud to sponsor the award, which will recognize exceptional developments in software, equipment or systems, or the standardization of technology involved in the acquisition, processing or distribution of sound and images.

‘Having been active participants in this exciting industry for nearly thirty years, we look forward to honoring those who continue to change the world with their remarkable technological innovations,’ said Tom Jordan, Leitch’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Relations.

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