IBC2014 Innovation Awards - Call For Entries

written by: Richard Kastelein

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Receive International Recognition - Submit Your IBC2014 Innovation Awards Entry Now


Has your company accomplished a groundbreaking achievement or implemented an advance in technology in the last year? If so, then IBC want to hear about it. The unique IBC2014 Innovation Awards praise genuine partnerships between suppliers, integrators, end users and our judges are looking for outstanding applications.

The deadline for sumbission is 21 February 2014.

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Entries are now invited for the IBC2014 Innovation Awards. Remember these are all about collaboration, not simply technical innovation, so please submit projects which are currently either completed or in implementation within the below three categories.

  • Content Creation: Could it be a ground breaking concept in Transmedia? Maybe an intriguing use of augmented reality? Startling virtual camera angles perhaps?
  • Content Management: Winners could be those with a radical approach to asset management or cutting edge live production workflows
  • Content Delivery: New applications in remote production over IP or a market defining set top box design? 
In 2013 the winners included New Zealand’s Park Road Post Production for its work on high frame rate 3D finishing; RTÉ in Ireland for its file-based infrastructure FAST; and the Commercial Broadcasters’ Association of Japan for an innovative intelligent IP network connecting member stations across the country.

Winners are crowned at the IBC Awards Ceremony at the show in September, so don't miss this chance to show off your expertise.   

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Find out more about the Innovation Awards and view the guidelines.

Find out more about the IBC Awards and Categories.

About the Author

Richard Kastelein
Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...

He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French. 

One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012. 

Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.

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