Audio specialist Sennheiser has been honoured with the prestigious Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the 65th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards in Hollywood. The Philo T. Farnsworth Award honours an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering. The award originated in 2003 as a means to recognize Panavision’s years of contribution to the film and television industries. Unlike most other Emmy awards, it is not awarded every year. The award is named after the inventor of electronic television, Philo Farnsworth.
Seven Engineering Emmys were awarded at the ceremony: the Philo T. Farnsworth Award, the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, Engineering Emmys for YouTube, Aspera’s FASP Transport Technology, Josh C. Kline for creating Digital Dailies, iZotope RX Audio Repair Technology and Previzion Virtual Studio System (Lightcraft Technology), as well as two Engineering Plaques awarded to Lawo AG for their audio networking and routing system and Final Draft Screenwriting Software.
Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser accepted the Emmy statuette “on behalf of the passionate Sennheiser staff that helped to create innovative audio products and have provided impeccable customer service in the fields of TV and broadcasting.”
Frank Morrone, governor of the sound branch at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, himself an Emmy Award-winning Hollywood audio engineer, congratulated Sennheiser on the award: “I am excited that the Television Academy has chosen to recognise Sennheiser as a leader in developing products that have contributed to advancing the way television is created and produced.”
Daniel Sennheiser commented: “We are thrilled that the Engineering Awards Committee has selected Sennheiser for this much sought-after award. This is an incredible honour for all of us at Sennheiser, and I dare say especially for our teams in North America, who are reliable and enthusiastic partners to the benchmark-setting US TV industry. The award also honours the achievements of my father and grandfather, who firmly grounded and advanced the company in the fields of production and broadcasting.”