ColorTV is an end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs and streaming devices

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ColorTV, an end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs and streaming devices, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Guidebox Inc, the OTT video search and discovery metadata provider to nearly 50 television brands.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“With Facebook, Google and Apple strongly entering into the TV market, we help ensure TV network revenues and distribution on OTT and mobile do not become eroded by this new competition set,” said Giancarlo Maniaci, CEO of ColorTV.  “The key to success in the new TV landscape is simple: increase viewership and retain each customer through a premier personalized user experience while optimizing monetization. This is easier said than done, and combining the Guidebox team and technology with ColorTV creates an even stronger solution for our clients.”

Guidebox, which will operate under the “Guidebox by ColorTV” label, is a technology that enables TV viewers to search for and discover TV programming on connected TV platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Home, Android, iOS, and web.  Guidebox was founded in 2012, bootstrapped with a $350,000 investment by its founder and CEO, Jeremy Riney, followed by a seed round in 2013 by a group of private investors including Facebook co-founder Andrew McCollum. Today, Guidebox data touches over 50M US households.

ColorTV’s SDK and suite of analytics tools already power over 300 apps and major brands on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire. This acquisition gives the company access to Guidebox’s long list of customers including Ericsson, Synacor, WWE, Fandor and various Lionsgate streaming services such as Tribeca Shortlist and Comic-Con HQ.  It also enables ColorTV to combine its expertise in analytics, retention and content promotion with valuable search data so that TV networks can gain even more insight into their users and how best to monetize them and increase viewership.

“We are excited to join the ColorTV team, as our combined platform offerings will add intrinsic value to TV networks and current customers alike,” said Riney. “The TV industry is changing rapidly, and ColorTV’s product combined with our data and partnerships will give video platforms the deepest insight and control on what their users are watching, how long they watch it, and what content to promote to them.”

ColorTV will be exhibiting at the NAB show in Las Vegas April 23-27.  To set up a meeting please contact ks@colortv.com.

About ColorTV
Founded in 2016 and based in Los Angeles, ColorTV is the end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs. ColorTV’s platform provides a diverse suite of data, discovery and analytics solutions for Connected TV, built to empower networks to compete in the new connected TV ecosystem. According to NPD Group, approximately 50 million homes in the U.S. now own a connected TV or streaming device. ColorTV is venture backed, with $1.5 million in seed funding led by Foxconn. For more information about ColorTV, go to www.colortv.com.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — SPROCKIT and NAB Show today announced the final group of start-ups selected to participate in SPROCKIT’s 2017 program. The companies were hand-selected by industry leaders to participate based on their potential to offer real solutions to challenges in today’s evolving market that many established media and entertainment companies face.

Now in its fifth year, SPROCKIT will showcase industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, and convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of day-long private forums where industry executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, more than 100 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, many of which have experienced successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.

“The 2017 cohort of SPROCKIT start-ups is amazing! Along with our industry leading corporate partners, they are revolutionizing the future of the media and entertainment industry,” said SPROCKIT Founder and CEO Harry Glazer.

The start-ups invited to participate at NAB Show represent a variety of sectors with specific solutions for applications in areas such as advertising, analytics, mobile content production and content delivery. The final group of start-ups joining the 2017 SPROCKIT program include:

  • City Spark is a digital content and software service that uses proprietary technology to provide media companies with comprehensive local event listings and effective monetization tools.
  • CogniK is a cloud-based personalized content distribution platform that allows publishers to seamlessly personalize connections between individual content and audiences.
  • DivvyCloud is a unified cloud management and automation technology.
  • Elastic Media drives additional revenue and reduces costs for major media companies. Created using a combination of deep learning and native gesture controls, it is responsive to each user’s engagement and tailored to each of their devices.
  • Livescale allows content creators to broadcast livestreams to any web, app and most social media platforms simultaneously.
  • NGCodec – Creator of RealityCodec, a compressor-decompressor technology optimized for ultra-low latency, high-quality cloud encoding applications.
  • Pixability provides advanced audience targeting and insights, simplified campaign management, and complete reporting across social video platforms.
  • Quintype’s smart CMS allows clients to create content easily across mobile, social and desktop, and also provides the means to engage and derive insights from specific audiences.
  • Transform Inc. is the first cloud-based big data analytics platform designed specifically for enterprise revenue acceleration.
  • Valossa is AI powered video analysis for content discovery and monetization.
  • Verse is a free and interactive video platform that empowers creators.
  • VoiceQ is an innovative software solution for post-production audio replacement.
  • YouFirst is a professional tool that utilizes machine learning, emotion detection and data report automatization to optimize video production.
  • ZPEG improves the performance of existing compressors as a workflow add-in without requiring costly infrastructure changes.

View the other participating start-ups here.

Applications for participation with SPROCKIT at NAB Show are no longer being accepted. However, SPROCKIT CEO Harry Glazer will meet with interested start-ups during on-site Office Hours – Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the SPROCKIT Hub – to discuss the application process for the remainder of the year. For additional information, contact info@sprockitglory.com.

SPROCKIT is created in collaboration with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate partners include: Cox Media Group, Fox Networks Group, HCL Technologies, Hearst Television, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA Inc., Univision Communications Inc., and Verizon Digital Media Services.

For additional information about SPROCKIT, visit sprockitglory.com.

— Alliance of Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders to Collaborate on New Solutions in Content Delivery, Data Analytics, Advertising and More —

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SPROCKIT and NAB Show today announced the first 10 start-ups selected to participate in SPROCKIT’s 2017 program. Up to 30 emerging companies will be hand-selected by industry leaders to participate based on their potential to offer real solutions to challenges in today’s evolving market.

Now in its fifth year, SPROCKIT will showcase industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show – held April 22-27 in Las Vegas – and throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private forums where industry executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, nearly 100 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, many of which have experienced successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.

SPROCKIT Hub at NAB Show brings together the right combination of established corporations and vetted start-ups to create partnerships that benefit both parties,” said SPROCKIT Founder and CEO Harry Glazer. “The right companies, the right places at the right time – that’s what SPROCKIT is.”

The first 10 participating companies in this year’s SPROCKIT program are:

 

  • dotstudioPRO enables companies and network partners to deliver content directly to consumers via websites and branded applications and across OTT platforms.
  • Epidemic Sound offers a global direct music license that enables media companies to easily distribute content across all platforms.
  • Ex Machina develops apps and multiscreen strategies for media companies and advertisers seeking engagement solutions for TV programs and live streams.
  • Guidebox puts video apps in front of users when they are searching for content on AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast and more.
  • ICX Media is a digital video management and data analytics platform for media companies, brands, digital video producers and creators.
  • Streamroot enables content providers to offer better quality video while improving the economics of OTT delivery.
  • Tradecast.TV introduces the only end-to-end solution for easily managing, distributing and monetizing individual interactive TV channels and broadcasting networks, including a cloud-based linear TV channel and countless on demand, VOD/OTT, and live broadcasting possibilities.
  • Wildmoka allows broadcasters and content owners to clip individual moments from live TV and events and share them across web, mobile and social platforms.
  • Vertebrae’s native solutions bring the world of virtual and augmented reality advertising to brands. The headset-agnostic platform acts as a conduit and pipeline connecting advertisers with developers and publishers.
  • Vydeo is a patent-pending platform and software development kit for third party apps to interact with users via video.

 

SPROCKIT is still accepting applications for participation and will be inviting companies on a rolling basis. The application deadline to secure space for the 2017 NAB Show is March 1. Applications may be submitted online here.

SPROCKIT is created in collaboration with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate partners include: Cox Media Group, Fox Networks Group, HCL Technologies, Hearst Television, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA Inc., Univision Communications Inc., and Verizon Digital Media Services.

For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit sprockitglory.com.

About SPROCKIT
SPROCKIT is the media, entertainment and technology alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT, in collaboration with and support from the NAB Show, shines the spotlight on the industry’s most promising market-ready start-ups from around the world. SPROCKIT start-ups have proven products, customers, and are ready to scale Learn more at sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SPROCKIT Alumni, Share Rocket, the leader in social media ratings for broadcast media, has announced that it secured $5 million in a Series A round of funding led by Tribune Media, with SPROCKIT Corporate Member, Fox Television Stations, and Capitol Broadcasting also investing.

These leading media companies have seen that Share Rocket can provide management and newsrooms with insights into who is winning the battle for eyeballs on the social media landscape in real-time, as well as providing daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly scorecards.

“Our proven social ratings solution has been validated by some of the largest local broadcasters in the U.S.” said Chris Kraft, CEO of Share Rocket. “We are excited for the growth opportunity ahead of us and we’re committed to working alongside our clients to enhance our real-time solution to drive improved performance and social ROI.”

“Share Rocket has become the trusted benchmark of comparative ratings that allows us to measure and monitor the reach and influence of our content, our journalists and our stations overall.” said Larry Wert, President of Tribune Broadcast Media. “Our investment in Share Rocket is a testament to our collective vision of the strategic importance of understanding, measuring and managing the value of our rapidly growing social audiences.”

For the broadcast industry, Share Rocket is becoming the standard rating system for comparative social influence. The platform provides strategic value to its customers by providing key insights on the behavior of social audiences. “It is clear that going forward, our data needs will be met by scrappy startups like Share Rocket, rather than margin driven monopolies.” said Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Station.

About Share Rocket
Share Rocket is a social media ratings and audience measurement platform providing broadcasters and digital publishers with an easy way to quantify their social media equity, benchmarked against their peers. Share Rocket provides market intelligence and actionable insights that drive social media ROI. Share Rocket’s proprietary ratings metrics and performance scores have become the most comprehensive and accurate way for our clients to measure their performance in social. For more information visit www.sharerocket.com or find Share Rocket on Twitter at @ShareRocket.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — SPROCKIT and NAB Show are now accepting applications from startups to participate in SPROCKIT at the 2017 NAB Show and the year-long SPROCKIT Sync program. Interested companies must have market validation and prove the potential to significantly impact the media and entertainment industry. Applications may be submitted online here by February 15.

Now in its fifth year, SPROCKIT will showcase up to 30 emerging companies, hand-selected by industry leaders, at the 2017 NAB Show – held April 22-27 in Las Vegas – and convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private forums where industry executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, nearly 100 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, many of which have experienced successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.

SPROCKIT is created in collaboration with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate partners include: Cox Media Group, Fox Networks Group, HCL Technologies, Hearst Television, Samsung Global Innovation Center, TEGNA Inc., Univision Communications Inc., and Verizon Digital Media Services.

For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit sprockitglory.com.

About SPROCKIT
SPROCKIT is the media, entertainment and technology alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT, in collaboration with and support from the NAB Show, shines the spotlight on the industry’s most promising market-ready start-ups from around the world. SPROCKIT start-ups have proven products, customers, and are ready to scale Learn more at sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With more than 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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–NAB Show Attendees Will Vote for Five Most Promising Startups in Best of SPROCKIT Awards–

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NAB Show and World Series of Startups today announced the final five market-ready startups chosen to participate in SPROCKIT, a showcase of industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show, held April 16 – 21 as the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The program will continue to identify and select companies throughout the year and convene at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where executives and entrepreneurs collectively discuss and introduce new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, dozens of emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT and have experienced significant growth, including successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.

Reviewed by industry experts and selected based on their potential to influence the media, entertainment and technology markets, the five startups joining the 20 companies previously announced for SPROCKIT 2016 include:

Brightspot is a management platform for building websites, mobile applications and other content.

EasyBroadcast reduces streaming bandwidth via a hybrid P2P model.

Ever engages customers and increases video monetization.

Ringr is a free mobile app that allows users to record quality audio interviews with persons of interest.

VideoBlocks is a subscription-based video and audio stock that provides unlimited download access to its users for royalty-free content.

“The 25 SPROCKIT companies are innovating to further this industry as a whole, and I look forward to the progress and impact they will make in April and beyond,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of SPROCKIT.

This year, NAB Show attendees can also vote for the most promising startups presented by SPROCKIT. NAB Show attendees will be able to cast their votes in the SPROCKIT Hub (booth N8635), and the top five startups with the most votes will be honored at an awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, April 18 in the SPROCKIT Hub.

SPROCKIT is created in partnership with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate members include: Cox Media, Fox Networks Group, Hearst Television, Samsung, Tegna, Univision and others. SPROCKIT supporters include: Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, National Venture Capital Association, New Amsterdam Media, New Vantage Group, SmithGeiger and Springboard Enterprises.

For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit sprockitglory.com.

News Media Registration is available here.

About SPROCKIT
SPROCKIT is the media and entertainment alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT spotlights industry innovations through two channels: a showcase at NAB Show, the world’s largest media and entertainment event; and SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where conversations continue in Silicon Valley, New York and Los Angeles. Together, media and entertainment executives and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of the industry by building relationships to tackle cross-sector challenges, forecast trends and bring solutions to market. Learn more at sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

— Emerging Live Streaming, Advertising and Interactive Experience Companies Added to SPROCKIT’s 2016 Program at NAB Show —

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NAB Show organizers today announced the next 10 startups chosen to participate in SPROCKIT 2016. These pioneering companies have been selected by industry leaders to collaborate with and present before influencers and decision makers at this year’s NAB Show, scheduled for April 18-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Now in its fourth year, SPROCKIT’s annual program features up to 30 emerging companies that are hand-selected by industry leaders based on their potential to develop innovative solutions to the issues facing today’s top media, entertainment and technology companies. New startups joining the previously announced SPROCKIT 2016 companies in this year’s program include:

  • Blue Frame Technology’s Production Truck software, streaming platform and first-class support make it easy and cost-effective for individuals, groups, and organizations to stream and monetize video content.
  • Easy Live is a cloud-based editing tool for distributing content on all platforms with one click.
  • Hearken is an audience-driven platform enabling journalists to partner with the public to create relevant and high performing stories.
  • KlowdTV is a live streaming subscription platform compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices, along with Roku, Google Chromecast, and AppleTV. Its programming is fully licensed for U.S. distribution, including live sports and outdoor programming.
  • MegaphoneTV enhances the viewer experience through unique features such as interactive on-air graphics, nationwide real-time audience polling, contests and gaming, and actionable ads tailored to any show.
  • Streamstar designs and manufactures advanced live production tools that enable users to easily produce and stream professional multi-camera video productions.
  • Switchboard Live, formerly JOICASTER, allows live content creators to syndicate their live stream to more than one platform and leverage the subscriber base of multiple channels to increase viewership.
  • TVadSync helps advertisers improve return on online advertising by reaching the right consumers at the right time with the right message.
  • Viviso is a live TV ad-injection platform for TV channels that offers the opportunity to monetize live streaming ad-breaks on any connected device.
  • VizSense’s platform tracks content and measures its social movement to provide interactive visuals for identifying and engaging super fans, credible voices and key influencers.

“The technologies being developed today are data driven and highly targeted to the end-user experience,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of SPROCKIT. “With SPROCKIT, we are connecting the people and technology that are shaping the convergence of media, tech and entertainment by having startups and industry leaders work side-by-side on driving the future.”

SPROCKIT will not only showcase its industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show in Las Vegas, but convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss and introduce new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, dozens of emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT and experienced rapid growth, including successful funding rounds, partnerships and even acquisitions.

SPROCKIT is created in partnership with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate members include: Cox Media, Hearst Television, Samsung, Tegna, Univision and others. SPROCKIT supporters include: Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, National Venture Capital Association, New Amsterdam Media, New Vantage Group, SmithGeiger and Springboard Enterprises.

For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit sprockitglory.com.

News media registration is available here.

About SPROCKIT
SPROCKIT is the media and entertainment alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT spotlights industry innovations through two channels: a showcase at NAB Show, the world’s largest media and entertainment event; and SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where conversations continue in Silicon Valley, New York and Los Angeles. Together, media and entertainment executives and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of the industry by building relationships to tackle cross-sector challenges, forecast trends and bring solutions to market. Learn more at sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — SPROCKIT and NAB Show today announced the first 10 startups selected to participate in SPROCKIT’s 2016 program. Up to 30 emerging companies will be hand-selected by industry leaders to participate based on their potential to offer real solutions to challenges in today’s evolving market that many established media and entertainment companies face.

Now in its fourth year, SPROCKIT will showcase industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show – held April 18-21, 2016 in Las Vegas – and convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss and introduce new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, dozens of emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT and experienced rapid growth, including successful funding rounds, partnerships and even acquisitions.

The first 10 startups invited to participate at the 2016 NAB Show represent a variety of sectors with specific solutions for applications in areas such as advertising, analytics, mobile content production and content delivery. The first 10 participating companies in this year’s SPROCKIT program are:

  • AmpLive helps content creators and marketers, using live video, build better audiences by tracking user attention and using that data to retarget and engage at a later time.
  • Appiness provides advanced solutions for video commerce. The company offers time-stamped products and brands for shopping via any smart device, locally or internationally.
  • Crowdynews is the largest social media curation platform, delivering social content to the news media worldwide.
  • Nervve helps industry leaders to target, measure and monetize media through visual search and analysis.
  • OwnLocal builds the bridge between small and medium businesses and local media companies by automating digital marketing through a secure source.
  • Stre.am is a mobile live streaming platform with enterprise video player capabilities that is platform-agnostic and can consume live video from mobile devices, GoPros, and more.
  • System73 is the “Google Maps” for OTT broadcast video. Simple codes added to the video stream guarantee delivery of high quality video to millions of viewers simultaneously with no blocking, while reducing costs.
  • trueAnthem is a data-driven social publishing solution that enables media companies to maximize profitability from social media.
  • TVision Insights leverages state-of-the-art computer vision technology to collect viewers’ demographics, emotions, actual viewing habits, and content engagement by analyzing data from sensors in the living room.
  • Vigour empowers media companies and operators to revolutionize online video services using Vigour Video, a world-class interface platform that captivates customers and connects their screens.

SPROCKIT is created in partnership with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate members include: Cox Media, Hearst Television, Samsung, Tegna, Univision and others. SPROCKIT supporters include: Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, National Venture Capital Association, New Amsterdam Media, New Vantage Group, SmithGeiger and Springboard Enterprises.

SPROCKIT is still accepting applications for participation and will be inviting companies on a rolling basis. The application deadline is March 14, 2016. For more information about SPROCKIT or to submit an application, please visit sprockitglory.com or contact Michele Nebel Peake at 301-774-7739.

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About SPROCKIT
SPROCKIT is the media and entertainment alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT spotlights industry innovations through two channels: a showcase at NAB Show, the world’s largest media and entertainment event; and SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where conversations continue in Silicon Valley, New York and Los Angeles. Together, media and entertainment executives and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of the industry by building relationships to tackle cross-sector challenges, forecast trends and bring solutions to market. Learn more at sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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