September 6, 2012 - London England - Agora Media, Appmarket.TV and Young Rewired State have teamed up to create TV Hackfest at London Transmedia Fest 2012 at London’s Ravensbourne College on October 26-27 in London, UK.
London Transmedia Fest 2012 is expected to be the world’s largest-ever Transmedia event, bringing creatives and technologists together to foster collaboration, innovation, and growth. With over 1000 expected to be invited and attend the inaugural London Transmedia Fest 2012 - it is backed by Ravensbourne, BBC Writers Room, Ogilvy Labs, Portal Entertainment, the DMIC project, the European Regional Development Fund, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Greenwich Digital Peninsula, Oxford University Said Business School, Young Rewired State, Appmarket.tv and Agora Media.
"This is expected to be one of the largest ever gatherings of creatives, technologists and advertisers to gather under one Transmedia umbrella to discuss, create, pontificate and muse over the future of television and film," said Richard Kastelein, one of the event organisers.
And not one that will be missed by major talent and major players from many sectors including broadcasters, telecommunications, production companies, CE manufacturers, major consumer and B2B media, agencies, brands, technology providers, academic researchers and of course hundreds of developers… who are gathering to hack new forms of TV in conjunction with storytellers, visionaries and other entrepreneurs in a two day hackfest extraordinaire!
- For those seeking to build developer communities around their open platforms – TV Hackfest 2012 is a perfect occasion to get your APIs and SDKs in front of some of the world’s top and upcoming coders and creatives. As a sponsor of the event, TV Hackfest 2012 is where you will find those third party developers to drive innovation not only on the day – but also into the future – as this is a brilliant opportunity to showcase your code and create buzz in the development and creative communities on its potential to create interaction, innovate, monetize, and more!
- For those seeking to hack new experiences and see and work w ith some of the latest APIs and SDKs that are out there in creating new TV experiences this is the show of the year for developers interested in this new space.
- For those seeking to better understand how technology can enhance creativity this gathering will provide an inside view of TV is changing behind the scenes as new technologies and hardware offer new directions.
Backed by the likes of Ogilvy and the EU there will be a general exhibition area sponsored by Ogilvy Labs, as well as a plethora of Labs, Panels, Workshops and Keynotes on an array of topics surrounding futurist topics such as transmedia, social TV, TV apps, multiplatform engagement, advanced storytelling etc.