The HBF PRIZE annually recognizes television/radio programs in Japan that have made a deep impression on the audience, and that have contributed to the development and improvement of broadcasting culture. The prize also honors excellence in individual/group accomplishments in the fields of TV Programming, Broadcasting Culture and Broadcasting Technology. The winners are honored at an award ceremony.
The 2019 HBF PRIZE winners are as follows.
Awards for Outstanding Broadcasting Program
The “Rule of Law” in China
|Excellence Award||ザ・ノンフィクション 犬と猫の向こう側||FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK,INC.|
|Incentive Award||Canon: A Family Tune||NHK Mito|
|Living beside the mountain||TELEVISION IWATE CORP.|
|A World of Boisterous Silence||NHK|
|Grand Prix||Phone Fraud Children||NHK Nagoya|
|Excellence Award||Ossan's Love||TV Asahi Corporation|
|Incentive Award||Fruits Delivery Service||TV TOKYO Corporation
©Yoshio Suzuki, Shogakukan/“Fruits Delivery Service” Film Partners
|An Invisible Cradle||NHK
NHK ENTERPRISES, INC.
|Grand Prix||Chico Will Scold You!||KYODO TELEVISION,LTD.
NHK ENTERPRISES, INC.
|Excellence Award||～両親ラブストーリー～ オヤコイ||Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation|
|Incentive Award||あなたの思い出 ジオラマにしませんか？||CBC TELEVISION CO.,LTD.|
|THE GREAT MASTERS OF ART||TV TOKYO Corporation
NIKKEI VISUAL IMAGES,INC.
|Grand Prix||SCRATCH:Hate in HEISEI||RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation
|Excellence Award||ラジオドラマ「ストリッパー物語」||Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.
Nihon Eiga Broadcasting Corp.
|Encouragement Award||Haunting memories ～a boy soldier’s suffering～||Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation|
Awards for Outstanding Individual/Group Performance
|Award for Excellence in:||Winner||TV Program|
|Lead Acting||Kaori Momoi||Phone Fraud Children|
|Lead Acting||Gaku Hamada||Fruits Delivery Service|
|Lead Acting||Ryoko Hirosue||ラジオドラマ「ストリッパー物語」|
|Project Planning||Ai Nagashima||A World of Boisterous Silence|
|Writing||Ryo Takada||Phone Fraud Children|
|Project Planning||Taiki Momino||～両親ラブストーリー～ オヤコイ|
(Executive Vice Chairman, CHUKAI CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM OPERATOR
President, Satellite Communications Network Co., Ltd.)
|Thirty years of leadership in cable TV programming in cooperation with the local community, and contribution to natural disaster reduction by providing an emergency information service to more than 120 stations nationwide|
|Makoto Tanabe (Professor emeritus, Sonoda Women’s University)||Long years of contribution to local broadcasting|
|“RAB Mimi-no-Shimbun <Newspaper for Ears> Personalities and Production Staff”(RAB Aomori Broadcasting Corporation)||Challenges by the blind personalities to create radio programs and accomplishments of 40 years of their broadcasting|
|NHK’s Diving Team||Creation of varied underwater video content for more than half a century by using advanced professional technologies and diving skills|
|Development group of automatic colorization system for black-and-white images
|Development of automatic colorization system for black-and-white images|
|Content Summarization System Development Group using AI
|Development of content summarization system using AI|
|AOI ERICA PROJECT
|Development and Utilizing of Android Announcer “AOI ERICA” in TV Station|
TBS Television Inc.
|Development of Closed-Caption system using hybrid method for 24-hour TBS NEWS Program|
＊As for the 45th HBF Prize, the winning programs/organizations that don’t have an official English title/name are kept in Japanese.
＊Full list of winners in Japanese https://www.hbf.or.jp/awards/article/45_hbfprize
＊Awards for Individual/Group Performance: in chronological order of entry