The DTG showcases the best in UK innovation at IBC 2014

The winners of this year's DTG Television Innovation Awards came out to Amsterdam to join the DTG on our stand in Hall 5. All the competition winners drew in a crowd of interested prospective clients, partners and contributors from the visitors to IBC 2014.

At IBC the DTG has for the past two years exhibited four companies to showcase the next steps in UK-based television innovation. This year's winners battled it out in a Dragons' Den style competition to be given a place on the DTG stand.

The winners were:

  • CrowdEmotion—a facial recognition engine which reads the users face to give data on their emotions. Currently working with BBC Worldwide, CrowdEmotion are running trials to see how audiences react to trailers and clips of new shows.
  • Grabyo—a bridge between broadcast and social media video sharing currently working with Wimbledon. Broadcasters or users are able to capture short clips from a broadcast and instantly upload them to any number of social media platforms.
  • Chirp—an app which sends data using soundwaves. This sound can be embedded into television programming or service to send images, links, or videos to audiences in both realtime or on catch-up services.
  • Streamhub—currently working with some huge broadcasters, Streamhub is an analytics platform for broadcast television. Big data is something everyone at IBC was talking about and Streamhub are extremely well positioned to analyse this data for a number of different platforms.

On the DTG stand at IBC, we held a number of small networking drinks including drinks for members of the DTG's Mobile Video Alliance and a great reception for a Thai and Portuguese delegation through our work with UK Trade & Investment.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank UKTI for their involvement and their support through this competition and at IBC. Here's to next year's competition.

DTG Staff  |  18.09.2014

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