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DTG to reward technical innovators

DTG has selected 10 UK media technology start-ups to compete for an international presence at the world’s biggest media technology event, IBC 2015.

The DTG Television Innovation Awards 2015 is sponsored by UK Trade & Investment, in partnership with IBC, to promote the brightest new ideas from small and medium-sized companies in the broadcasting and media technology sector.

The shortlisted UK Finalists will each have just three minutes to pitch to a panel of judges from the industry, who will select six deserving entrants to exhibit on the DTG stand from September 11th-15th and compete before an international judging panel to win the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

DTG chief executive Richard Lindsay-Davies said: “The DTG was once again impressed by the breadth and imagination of ideas we received, demonstrating the ingenuity of Britain’s young engineers and entrepreneurs.”

Now in its third year, the DTG Television Innovation Awards has already helped eight companies to success, and this year they’re expanding with more winners and a greater international impact.

The shortlisted entrants for the 2015 UK Final are:
–  Burst: Short form video intelligence platform
goHDR: End to end HDR solution
–  Motive Television: Tablet TV brings broadcast television directly to mobiles without need for internet connection
–  Parabola: Patent pending video encoding technology enabling live full-quality video transcoding
–  Powr of You: Analytics based on actual behaviour
–  Real Life Analytics: analytics and targeted advertising
–  TV App Agency: App agency focused on developing Smart TV apps
Twocashew: Live screens: content management focusing on second screen usage during a live broadcast
–  VoxPopMe: Capture and analysis of short video responses to programmes, advertisements and brands
Criffin: Omnidirectional treadmill and full body tracking for VR simulations

The judges for the UK Final in 2015 will be David Docherty (Chairman of the DTG), Sylvain Thevenot (Managing Director of Netgem), Emma Jones (Director of Content Acquisition at Lebara), Nigel Walley (Managing Director of Decipher) and Phillip White (Technology Specialist at UKTI).

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