For a third year, the DTG (Digital TV Group) is running the DTG TV Innovation Awards, sponsored by UK Trade & Investment and IBC.
An open competition to expose innovative SMEs in the digital TV sector to global broadcast and media opportunities at the RAI, 12 applicants were shortlisted and invited to give a ‘Dragons Den’-style pitch at the DTG offices in Central London, with each company showcasing its innovation to a panel of leading industry expert judges.
Six companies were subsequently chosen to compete before an international judging panel to win the gold, silver and bronze awards at the show.
The 2015 finals are goHDR with its end-to-end HDR solution; Motive Television, the company whose Tablet TV brings broadcast television directly to mobiles without the need for internet connection; Parabola, which has a patent pending video encoding technology enabling live full-quality video transcoding; Smartzer, the developer of retail technology which brings consumer experiences through shoppable and interactive content; TV App Agency, which is focused on developing Smart TV apps; and Twocashew, with content management focusing on second screen usage during a live broadcast.
Three overall winners will be presented with the DTG Television Innovation Award and will win one-year affiliate membership to the DTG (worth £4500). Follow-up prizes will consist of additional support for the winners from their mentors and a sponsor, alongside regular consultation from the DTG as a part of the one-year affiliate membership.