EVS Announces C-Cast APPlied Challenge Winners
EVS recently announced the winners of its first C-Cast APPlied Challenge. Four winners were named, each recognized for developing a second-screen experience that uses EVS’ C-Cast content distribution platform to reinvent live event media consumption.
At stadiums worldwide, C-Cast connects on-site TV production infrastructure to a cloud-based platform, enabling content owners to aggregate content, enrich it or instantly deliver it to consumers. At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, C-Cast connected 24 million unique users to a unique perspective of the games, enabling them to choose and watch different camera angles, exclusive replays and highlights instantly.
The contest is the first step toward the development of a new partnership ecosystem that will connect live broadcast and media specialists (broadcasters, content owners, producers) to an innovative community of C-Cast application designers and integrators for opening new business perspectives and extending media offerings.
“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.”
EVS C-Cast APPlied Contest Winners:
Burst – Gets fans in on the action by broadcasting user-generated content
Burst is an innovative mobile video platform that enables media companies to crowdsource authentic videos from fans and reporters and deliver them directly to broadcast TV, digital sites, social media channels and/or in-venue screens in near real-time. Once received, media companies and broadcasters can integrate the mobile video into their existing live and studio production workflows and create engaging viewing experiences across any screen.
ChirpVision – Engages fans with personalized live and On Demand content
ChirpVision’s live event platform, EventHorizon, offers in-stadium fans the opportunity see more action, instantly delivered by C-Cast technology to their mobile. Fans can stream and search live and On Demand content and access slow motion replays and multi-camera content. The system publishes directly to social media, generating huge exposure and awareness, but brings fans back to the team and event websites to create new opportunities for engagement and monetization.
Intellicore – Delivers comprehensive team, game, and player information at a touch
Leveraging its Playrz sport platform, Intellicore’s application gives every fan instant access to a world of information about his or her favorite players and teams, while providing up-to-the-minute game details and the latest news. Successfully implemented at the FIBA World Championship, Intellicore uses the extensive metadata capabilities of C-Cast to give viewers access to exclusive content — including multiple camera angles, VoD videos and statistics — whenever they want it.
LiveLike – Taps users into a virtual reality that adds another dimension to events
LiveLike’s app simulates being at the venue inside a VIP suite that’s up close to the action during the live event, but with the addition of special viewing features. Through the use of a virtual reality headset, users can augment their viewing experience, calling up exclusive C-Cast multi-angle replays on demand that are integrated into the action as the game unfolds. The app also allows viewers to easily switch between different games and different sports.