HEATV Wins Six Golden Matrix Awards at 2010 IDEA Conference

HEATV Has Won 15 Golden Matrix Awards Since 2004 ▪ Sets IDEA Conference Record 

MIAMI, 3/05 – HEATV, the in-house broadcast production arm of The HEAT Group, walked away with six Golden Matrix Awards (GMAs) at the 28th Annual Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) Conference held February 14-17 in Tampa, FL. The GMAs are considered the “Academy Awards” of the electronic display industry. HEATV, led by Ed Filomia, Senior Director of Broadcast Services for The HEAT Group, was nominated in seven categories and was awarded the prestigious Best Overall Video Display presentation in sports as voted on by IDEA Conference members. 

HEATV’s six GMAs set an IDEA Conference mark for awards won, breaking their own record of four which they set during the 2006 IDEA Conference held in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2004, HEATV has collected a total of 15 GMAs.   

The following are the categories in which HEATV won 2010 Golden Matrix Awards: 

Best Overall Matrix/Fascia Display

Best Tribute Video – Alonzo Mourning Retirement Ceremony

Best In-Game Feature – “Slow Jam” Fan Conduct Sequence

Best Special Occasion Video – MiamiMediaMesh

Best Video Display- Basketball

Best Overall Video Display – All Sports 

HEATV was also nominated for Best Show Open for its 2009-10 “Blue Note” player introduction video directed by Gil Green. 

 The HEAT Group’s digital signage team, led by Digital Signage Manager Kristin Territo, along with graphic animators Susan Guzman and Kenny Dayhoff, took the GMA for Best Original Matrix/Fascia Display for the fourth time in five years. The Digital Signage Department also garnered a GMA (Best Special Occasion Video) for their work on the MiamiMediaMesh debut. MiamiMediaMesh is the first-of-its-kind, three-story high energy-efficient digital media façade installed on the west side of the AmericanAirlines Arena. It is the largest digital LED display in the Southeast region of the United States.   

HEATV’s Media Production Manager Keith Haeberle’s collaboration with graphic animators Territo and Guzman was awarded a GMA for Best Tribute Video for their production and coverage of the Alonzo Mourning Retirement Ceremony.  

The “Slow Jam” NBA Fan Code of Conduct sequence won Best In-Game Feature. “Slow Jam, ” the brainchild of Marketing Manager Jennifer Tobias,  was shot and  produced by Director of Media Production Matt Shedenhelm, and features HEAT/Sun Sports Courtside Reporter Jason Jackson “slow jamming” the NBA Fan Code of Conduct announcements before the start of each HEAT home game. 

In addition, HEATV was awarded Best Overall Video Display by its league peers in the Basketball category for the sixth time in seven years and was voted by the 256 IDEA Conference attendees as the Best Overall Video Display in all sports combined. 

About IDEA

IDEA, the Information Display and Entertainment Association, is an international association of electronic display system and scoreboard operators.  IDEA encompasses all branches of the sports, entertainment and convention industries, and the annual “Golden Matrix Awards” recognize artistic and technical excellence in the programming of large screen video and matrix displays located at stadiums, arenas, racetracks, convention centers and other public assembly facilities.   

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