EVS has selected the first winners of its C-Cast APPlied Challenge, including Burst, an app which allows media firms to source and broadcast user generated content.

C-Cast connects on-site TV production infrastructure to a cloud-based platform. It was used at the Brazil World Cup to enable viewers to watch different camera angles and highlights on second screen devices. 

EVS described the contest as the first step towards the development of a new partnership set-up that will connect live broadcast and media specialists including broadcasters, content owners and producers to a community of C-Cast application designers and integrators. 

Each of the four winners were recognised for developing a second-screen experience that uses EVS’ C-Cast content distribution platform to “reinvent live event media consumption”, the Belgian firm said.

EVS VP of corporate development and strategic alliances Cedric Tombeur said: “We’re now looking forward to building a structured partnership program that bridges creative innovation with business need.”

The winners

-Burst - A mobile video platform that enables media companies to crowdsource videos from fans and reporters and deliver them directly to broadcast TV, digital sites, social media channels and in-venue screens in near real-time.

-EventHorizon - Offers in-stadium fans the opportunity to stream and search live and on demand content and access slow motion replays and multi-camera content. The system from ChirpVision publishes directly to social media.

-Playrz - Intellicore’s application uses the metadata capabilities of C-Cast to give sports fans access to statistics, VoD content and replays related to their favourite players and teams while providing up-to-the-minute game details and the latest news.

-LiveLike -  The app simulates being in a VIP suite at a venue. Through the use of a virtual reality headset users can watch multi-angle replays on demand during a game.

Winners of the C-Cast APPlied Challenge be present their applications in the C-Cast area of EVS’ booth at NAB.