On the 4th, 5th and 6th of May, the event Hack Belgium takes place in the Tour & Taxis in Brussels. What does this entail? About 1000 people from different fields coming together with the goal of building a better Belgium. Agriculture, health, mobility, economy… You name it, there is no challenge left out. As VRT Sandbox, we are engaged in co-writing the story of media in the future.
At the end of 2016, we teamed up with the Extrema Noir winter music festival to take on the following challenge: to broadcast an hour-long interview via Facebook Live in a driving car, with a multicam program complete with on-air graphics and clip playout.
VRT and Appiness, the start-up that developed the app Spott, will continue a pilot project that let’s viewers interact with the content of their favorite programs. The app underwent a first testcase with VRT Sandbox, during which program makers were able to use the app in their production flow.
As of Wednesday, the 18th of January, a new television program called Wonen.tv is aired on tv-channel één. The program focuses on living in all its aspects: viewers and readers are given tips and information about living, renting, selling and renovating houses. Besides a TV format, the program also has an elaborate website that offers surfers a virtual visit to the houses seen on television. To make this happen, VRT Sandbox collaborated with the company YUME VR and the editorial team of wonen.tv to build a 360° video player for the web.
Imec opened its first imec.istart call of 2017 with a new special incubation track, focusing on start-ups active in the media, telecom and entertainment sectors. The initiative is a collaboration between imec, VRT Sandbox, Barco, Mediahuis, Medialaan, Telenet and MediaNet Vlaanderen.
For the third year in a row we were invited by the EBU to introduce a couple of interesting startups from Belgium. Appiness, Froomle, Eeyou, Tinkerlist and Muuselabs presented their products and solutions in a short pitch at the EBU innovation theatre.
VRT is moving the VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio to IBC in Amsterdam. This, first in the world live television production studio that relies on IP, is paving the future. This studio was driven by VRT Sandbox and the EBU , and powered by a long list of partners.
VRT Sandbox, in collaboration with DataNews, Medianet Vlaanderen and innovative partners are taking the opportunity to make SandboxTV: a television show about Belgians in the media ecosystem.
Check it out daily at 14h from the 9th till the 13th of September.