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DTG reveals Media Innovation finalists

The DTG has selected six UK media technology start-ups to receive an international showcase at IBC 2015.

The DTG Television Innovation Awards 2015 are sponsored by UK Trade & Investment to promote the brightest new ideas from SMEs in the broadcasting and media technology sector.

The IBC Finalists will exhibit on the DTG stand at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam, and will compete before an international judging panel to win the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards on September 13th.

David Docherty, DTG chairman and UK final judge, said: “The best of them were tackling some of the biggest challenges in the industry in fresh and innovative ways that could be massively beneficial to UK PLC.”

DTG chief executive officer Richard Lindsay-Davies said: “It was inspiring to see so many great start-ups competing in this year’s DTG Television Innovation Awards, and we are confident that our IBC Finalists will be a great showcase for British innovation at IBC in September.”

The nine shortlisted UK Finalists each had just three minutes to pitch to a panel of judges from the industry, followed by two minutes of questioning, in a live event at the DTG offices in London.

Now in its third year, the DTG Television Innovation Awards has already helped eight companies to success, and this year it has expanded with more IBC showcase winners and a greater international impact.

The IBC Finalists for 2015 are:
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
Smartzer: Retail technology which brings consumer experiences through shoppable and interactive content
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

The judges for the UK Final were 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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