CableLabs Wins Emmy For DOCSIS 3.0

CableLabs' DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed specification has received a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for enabling "the delivery of television via broadband data systems."

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Monday announced CableLabs among the recipients of the 62nd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. It's the first Emmy won by CableLabs, which is owned by 43 cable operators.

In addition, NATAS said Sony chairman and CEO Howard Stringer is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology and Engineering.

Other Technology & Engineering Emmy Award winners include: Avid Technology, for the development and production of portable tapeless acquisition; Dolby Laboratories and Linear Acoustic, for the development of audio metadata process for conforming audio the ATSC digital TV standard; and NAC Image Technology, EVS Broadcast Equipment, Vision Research and Grass Valley, for HD super motion systems for the acquisition, recording and playback for broadcast entertainment and sports productions.

NATAS will present the awards at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, with an event in the Marcello Ballroom at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

New York-based NATAS is one of two groups that bestows Emmy awards; the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards the Primetime Emmys. The two groups split in 1977, and under the terms of the separation neither is allowed to create new Emmy awards without the agreement of the other organization.