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EVS announces winners of its first-ever C-Cast APPlied Challenge

“We congratulate our winners on their highly innovative and creative entries. The challenge actually ended up being ours — the jury had a difficult time selecting from the many outstanding submissions that we received from around the world,” said Cedric Tombeur, VP of corporate development & strategic alliances for EVS. “We’re now looking forward to building a structured partnership program that bridges creative innovation with business need.”

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The Future of Broadcast Television by Bryant McBride

With the convergence of second-screen adoption and the abundance of real-time news consumption via social channels, the broadcast landscape underwent a major transformation in 2014, and will continue to do so in 2015.One thing that has become clear: Viewers have begun to demand highly customized experiences that meet their individual needs. According to a February 2014 report conducted by Nielson, 84% of smartphone and tablet owners say they use their devices as second-screens while watching television at the same time. Others are growing wary of traditional broadcast television packages altogether and choose other avenues, like Netflix and YouTube, to watch TV....

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Mobile video startup Burst turns to media companies, brands. Will its pivot pay off?

David Harris Tech Editor-Boston Business Journal With consumers now taking more photos and video on their smartphones and tablets than ever before, there’s an opportunity for traditional media companies to tap into that market. Some companies have latched on to that faster than others. Enter Bryant McBride, the founder and CEO of Boston-based Burst, which uses technology to efficiently transfer mobile video from content creators to broadcasters and brands. The company has raised $5.5 million in funding from a variety of angel investors, including TV personality Katie Couric and her husband, Jay Molner; along with Fay Vincent, the former baseball commissioner ( American City Business Journals,...

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PRESS RELEASE: VH1’s ”You Oughta Know Live in Concert” Taps Burst to Crowdsource User-Generated Content for Unforgettable Night of Live Performances

Attendees to submit videos for distribution in broadcast of Second Annual You Oughta Know Live In Concert event November 12, 2014 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Burst, the technology platform that’s helping content creators unlock the power of mobile video and other types of user-generated content (UGC), today announced an innovative partnership with VH1’s “You Oughta Know.” Aimed to provide an inside look at the second annual “You Oughta Know Live In Concert” event taking place at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET, the integration will allow selected concert-goers to submit videos of...

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FORBES: VH1’s “You Oughta Know” Concert Will Incorporate Video Shot By Fans At The Show

Hugh McIntyre, Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.  VH1’s “You Oughta Know” concert is returning for a second year, and this time around the music and pop culture giant is looking to get those at the show even more involved. This year, concert-goers will have the opportunity to submit their own videos and photos—all taken at the show—to be seen by all those watching. Each and every fan in the audience will be able to enter their own clips, and select ones will be shown on live television and on all VH1 digital properties. Not only will attendees get...

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