The FIContent Grand Challenge @ TVX2014
The TVX2014 Grand Challenge Competition encourages leading researchers and innovators from both industry and academia to propose solutions to a set of technical challenges which are highly relevant to the future of interactive television and online video. The competition comprises challenges set by three organisations, the BBC, BT and the FIcontent project. We are very grateful to the FIcontent project for sponsoring the competition as a whole.
Winner: €1500, 2 Runners Up: €750 each
Winner: €1200, Runner Up: €800
Winner: €1200, Runner Up: €800
In addition, you will receive:
A travel and accommodation grant to attend the event in June.
The opportunity to meet and review your solution with key personnel from the BBC, BT and FIcontent.
Publication of your challenge solution in the online conference proceedings.
The opportunity to present/demonstrate your solution during a high profile session at the conference.
We are looking for a new generation of content-accompanying applications for connected and hybrid TV using second-screen devices and our Social Connected TV Platform technology components.
Your competition entry should clearly demonstrate the added value of second-screen applications in the TV context. Your solution should focus on a tablet or smartphone (web) application synchronised with TV content. Your entry should show how more in-depth information can be provided or how added interactivity can help to involve users more directly.
Ask yourself: How does an additional connected device help create a richer experience rather than just more distraction? What should happen on which device? How can you make things really simple for the user? Where does the integration of social media components create added value?
As TVs change and ‘improve’ our old interface standards have become less relevant. Each new advance could make TVs less accessible to our audiences. How can we embrace the new, and take the whole audience with us at the same time?
We’re interested in you telling us the impact (both positive and negative) of connected TV on audiences with disabilities, and we’re interested in how we could produce robust graphical and interaction standards and guidelines for these audiences.
As the television landscape continues to evolve, content is increasingly fragmented with traditional linear broadcast, catch up services and Over the Top (OTT) Video On Demand sources all competing for viewers – not just on the TV but a growing number of devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets and games consoles.
As behaviour changes the question for advertisers is how to maintain engagement with brands across devices and media – especially among the new generations of consumers. We would like you to assess new approaches to advertising and propose innovative techniques that optimise engagement and create new revenue streams.
Entering the Grand Challenge Competition
You are welcome to submit one or more solutions to any of our three challenges. Every solution must described in a short paper (4 pages or less) using the TVX Proceedings Format. If selected as a winner or runner-up, you will be asked to prepare a 15-minute presentation for delivery in a dedicated session at the conference. We would also encourage you to submit a short video presentation of your solution. For more information, please see the ‘Submission Format’ section on the right hand side of this page.
By submitting an entry to the Grand Challenge Competition, you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions, which can be found here: http://tvx2014.com/participation/grand-challenges/grand-challenge-terms-conditions/
If you’re thinking of participating in the Grand Challenge Competition, we would like to encourage you to register your interest in advance. Please complete the form below to let us know which challenge you and your team are working on. You are not committed to submitting an entry, and in return we will provide you with updates and reminders as the submission deadline approaches.
If you have any questions, please contact the Grand Challenge Competition Organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.