TheTriangle Hosts 'TV Meets Tech'

LDNTechWeek

 

Over 120 people joined us at the TV Triangle’s contribution to London Tech Week on Friday last week (20th June).  Intended to be a sampler of the kind of innovation that the TV industry is inspiring, the event allowed a combination of small, medium and large companies show off the new thinking about the future of TV.  The TV Meets Tech Event was a showcase of the TV industry’s impact on digital tech innovation in the UK. It highlighted how the TV industry is developing a unique relationship with the tech/digital start up community.

 

Front view square BlueroomCrowd

The exhibitors included a group of tech start-ups from the BBC Worldwide incubator programme BBCWLabs. Guests included trade press and local politicians including Mary Macleod, the MP for most of the TV Triangle area. Chair of TV Triangle Nigel Walley said at the event: “ the great thing is that the TV industry is putting a stake in the ground around tech innovation. It is claiming a place as a primary driver of innovation particularly around video and data. This event just highlights the industry’s central role”.

See below for pictures of the event!

 

 

TV Triangle held the event at iBurbia's Tech Studios in Chiswick, where exhibitors and attendees were able to get hands on with the latest internet connected TVs and devices with live demos.  Exhibitors on the day included:

Freesat Freetime – the team from Freesat behind the creation of the new HTML5 'Freestime' ecosystem demo-ed the new software on STBs, tablets and (thanks to Panasonic) on a 65" Smart TV.

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Grabyo – new tech start-up Grabyo has created a uhique system to share instant sports replays, live TV moments, breaking news clips on Twitter, Facebook, web and mobile apps. 

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Streamhub – a London-based media technology venture providing real-time big data analytics for video audiences by integrating online video data from clients` own services and Youtube, social media metrics such as Twitter/Facebook, and traffic metrics from Google Analytics to disclose key factors that drive stickiness.

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LG WebOS – The LG team demonstrated their new SmartTV Web OS operating system (based on the PalmOS) and its links into smart TV and the connected home.  They also wowed the crowds with a 65" curved LED panel that is just hitting the UK market.  www.lge.com  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arqiva/ConnectTV / Capablue – The Arqiva team, backed by Tom Cape demonstrating the range of IP streamed channels, red button interactivity and web/broadcast integrations that their recent acquisitions of ConnectTV and Capablue have allowed to streamed into the new generation of Freeview boxes and screens. www.arqiva.com  Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

SimpleStream – The Simplestream team demonstrated their TV Player service, which offers a combination of catch-up content from different UK broadcasters and a new cloud hosted PVR concept linked to STBs and tablet apps. www.simplestream.com Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EaselTV - TV app developer Easel demonstrated their client work building apps and web interactivity for clients like Curzon and HTC into both the Virgin Tivo box and the Freesat Freetime systems.  www.easeltv.com  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

BBCWLabs - BBC Worldwide’s start-up incubator BBCWLabs co-sponsored the event and hosted fourf Labs companies. These included:

Rezonence - Rezonence has developed FreeWall, a display advertising platform fantastic at education and informing digital readers about brands. Simply put; we take the best from Free Access and Paywalls (subscription based content) by asking users to pay with half a second of engagement. www.rezonence.com Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crowdemotion - demonstrated software that enables you to understand how people are feeling and how they might act by capturing micro-facial expressions people use when communicating a feeling, expressing a need, or simply making a face. www.crowdemotion.co.uk/ Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seenit - demonstrated a video capture and editing system that helps organisations create video with their audiences allowing fans and employees to become mobile film crews. www.seenit.io   Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Verticly - demonstrated a tool that allowed broadcasters to segment customers to find look alike audiences on mobile and social networks. www.corporate.verticly.com

The Programme Manager of the BBCWLabs programme Hannah Blake saidWe were delighted to attend the TV meets tech event as it gave us a chance to showcase to media professionals, the start-ups who we believe are disrupting the TV and media industry.”

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Visitors included press and delegates from the TV industry and local politicians including Mary Maclead the MP for the Triangle area.  There was of course, the normal array of new TV tech to play with at iBurbia and drinks were had on the terrace!

 

Evening Drinks