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With four months to go, more than 100 have signed up to create new TV experiences at TV Hackfest London 2013 already! The hackathon is now part of Apps World Europe (expected to draw 10,000 visitors with 250 exhibitors) and will be held at Earls Court 2 in the heart of London on October 22-23, 2013.
The event is free and you can register here.
The aim of TV hackfest is to provide a range of TV technologies, SDK's and API's as well as briefs and competitions - to developers, TV producers and directors, transmedia specialists, designers, agencies, general creatives and entrepreneurs to build design and show how future video entertainment could be delivered within an interactive multi-screen environment. From first and second screen apps, to social tv mashups and broadcaster/content centric content briefs , the TV Hackfest is a way to get creative and build future mutli-screen TV concepts with some cool prizes for the winners.
Why hack TV? Because there's half a trillion dollars up for grabs globally (old money and new money) in TV ad spend and Pay TV revenue as the Internet starts to collide with traditional TV. Because we now can... with over 100 APIs and SDKs available.
We will give attendees APIs, SDKs and data and challenge them to code/design/engineer/make and break for this two-day event, building their own prototype solutions or ideas. The event will be written up by Appmarket.tv and a number of other online publications - and the winners getting a follow up PR to promote them, and announced on the appsworld blog to their global show attendees. Its a great way to showcase your talent, establish yourself as a leader in the TV tech space, and build new relationships at the forefront of multiplatform TV content development.
With Google TV, Facebook and Twitter (and others) sponsoring TV Hackfest San Francisco earlier in February 2013 - it was an enormous success, getting great press coverage from Silicon Valley and Bay Area press and was featured in an NHK Japanese documentary on Future TV. We brought together the Bay Area creatives with the Silicon Valley technologists for two days of extraordinary brainstorming and both creative and technological output.
This year in London, we expect TV Hackfest to Rock!