The Winners are announced!

The Digital TV Group last night revealed the winners of the second DTG Television Innovation Awards.

At a Dragons’ Den style pitching session in front of a panel of judges from all aspects of the industry, the eight finalists of the DTG Television Innovation Awards had five minutes to pitch their business and answer questions from the panel.

The event which was presented by Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of the DTG took place at the DTG conference suite in Vauxhall last night and saw finalists pitching in front of an audience of 70.

The winners of the competition will receive a year’s membership to the DTG and a spot on the DTG’s stand at the International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam this September.

The final four winners were:

Chirp – an application which can send messages through an audible trigger from a television broadcast to a mobile app device to send the user interactive content such as links, video or images.

CrowdEmotion – Innovative facial recognition software which can read television viewers expressions to what they are watching on a television broadcast in real time.

StreamHub – Analytics software for big data which combines viewing figures with social media, app and youtube data.

Grabyo – This application allows users to quickly edit and share branded video clips from a live broadcast online which is fully integrated into Twitter, Facebook, Youtube.

Our panel of judges were carefully picked from around the industry and were:

Matthew Gream, Head of Partner Product Solutions EMEA, YouTube

Hannah Blake, Programme Manager, BBC Worldwide Labs

Simon Gauntlett, CTO, DTG

Jerry Teahan, Technology Adviser, UKTI

David Wood, Technology Editor, Televisual Magazine

Steve Beck, General Manager, Telecommunications R&D Group, Sony Semiconductor and Electronic Solutions, Sony Europe

The other finalists who took part in the final were Ad Venture TV, broadcast advertising replacement software which personalises ads to individual users,, a tailored TV guide from audience preferences, Freesat Freetime, a satellite TV service for Smart TVs.

Use the links on the right hand side to read more about our winners and finalists.

DTG Staff  |  24.07.2014

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