Nokia won its fourth Emmy award


Nokia winning Emmy awards might sound like a stretch to many, but the Finnish telecom giant just won its fourth. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences granted Emmy Award in the Technology and Engineering section to Nokia’s Media Technologies Research department.

This department played a major role in the development of ISO Base Media File Format standardization, also a part of the MPEG-4 standard or something important for video streaming.

Interestingly, the evolution of this format was also a base for the creation of the HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File Format) format that Nokia also developed. This format improved the way we store and share images and image sequences, and you can enable it in the camera app of some Nokia devices.

People usually take Emmys as an award for movie stars but it is nice to see that The National Academy of Television Arts & Science is also recognizing the achievements in the technology behind the movie industry. Last time Nokia got an Emmy for pioneering work in the development of CCD chips, which are an essential part of digital cameras.

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