NAB Show’s Excellence in Sustainability Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in media technology and production, recognizing contributions with significant sustainable impact, are back for a second year. The awards will encompass The Sustainability Champion Award – honoring an individual driving sustainability efforts and programs; The Sustainability Leadership Award – honouring an organization that has launched or completed sustainability initiatives; The Sustainability Product or Service Award – honouring products or services that improve sustainability or provide a market alternative; and new categories The Emerging Talent in Sustainability Award – honouring a young talent innovating and delivering on sustainability efforts and programs; The Green Production Practices Award – honouring productions that prioritize sustainable practices; The Sustainable Storytelling Award – honouring productions with a sustainability storyline; The Community and Social Impact Award – honouring an organization delivering on social responsibility efforts that benefit the local community, employees and/or stakeholders. Nominees need not be NAB Show exhibitors to participate. The deadline for submissions is March 22.
Castro has been purchased by independently-run app studio and consulting agency, Bluck Apps. Since late 2018, Victoria, BC-based Tiny Capital, founded by Andrew Wilkinson and Chris Sparling, had held a majority stake in the podcast player. Bluck says the subscription app will continue to operate in its current form, however it will move its Aurelian Audio player under the Castro umbrella. The Castro app had been experiencing server issues over the last few months with rumours it would be shut down.