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.
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.
So, yes. We won a an Innovation Award at IBC. We, that is the collective of partners that participated in the Live Ip Project. Not only the technology - Live shows over IP - has been rewarded. Also the innovation - open and collaborative - was part of the reward. Needless to say this means a lot for the VRT, the EBU and for us, VRT Sandbox.
This is the official press release.
We've been going on air whole summer long for the VRT's childrens channel Ketnet.
Our open-standards based, multivendor full IP live production studio broadcasted no less then 60 live events and more than 200 recorded clips that where watched and enjoyed by many Belgian and Dutch kids during the 2016 summer of sports.
Our once experimental LiveIP studio has grown to a very mature, robust and reliable live production setup, which resulted in a 100 pct uptime!
You can watch a short making of here: