Challenge Winner 17

Challenge Profile: Next Gen TV – Saving Lives One Alert at a Time

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and local media could serve communities. Next Gen TV - Saving Lives One Alert at a Time took first place, and will enable North Carolina’s public safety community to provide timelier responses to emergencies by datacasting technology over broadcast television. Seconds matter in the world of [...]

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Challenge Profile: NewsBIN VLOG

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and local media could serve communities. NewsBIN VLOG took second place, which combines broadcast journalism and YouTube’s popular first-person vlogging style to create a new format of video journalism. YouTube is not just for makeup tutorials and practical jokes. At least that’s what NewsBIN Vlog, [...]

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Challenge Profile: nēdl

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and local media could serve communities. nēdl took third place, with their project to use voice recognition to search and find specific news, sports, talk and music on radio. Finding what you want to hear on the radio while simultaneously attempting to steer your car [...]

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Challenge Profile: LiveWorks

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and local media could serve communities. LiveWorks won an Innovator Award, with their chat application which provides live 360-degree video streams that allow for multiple camera feeds and graphics to be sent to Next Gen TV enabled Smart TV’s. When 360º video first emerged onto [...]

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Challenge Profile: Immersive Storytelling & an Ethic of Care

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and local media could serve communities. Immersive Storytelling & an Ethic of Care won an Innovator Award, with their project that experiments with digital storytelling platforms and determines if interactive, augmented reality and virtual reality storytelling can help develop an “ethic of care” in viewers. The fire [...]

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Challenge Profile: Engagement VR – Transparent Community Interaction

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and local media could serve communities. Engagement VR won an Innovator Award, with an idea that allowed newsrooms to create virtual tours of less covered parts of their viewing area. Halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas sits the small city of Barstow, California. [...]

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