Never.no is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Best Social TV Technology award in the 2012 CSI Awards held at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. The awards, which recognize innovation and excellence across several media platforms, are considered to be one of the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry.
Never.no ‘s Synchronized Companion App Framework has been shortlisted for the brand new Social TV category, which recognizes technology, service, solutions or applications that encourage multitasking and second screen participation. The Synchronized Companion App Framework (SCAF) is one of the latest features of never.no’s Interactivity Suite. This new element allows broadcasters to easily develop distinctive, branded applications that push/pull information or media relevant to real time TV, to a second screen such as an iPad (or tablet), smartphone, or PC. SCAF works by listening to frame-by-frame changes in automation, graphics, ad, or timing systems within the broadcast programming or live production environment via DCS. These changes can be used to trigger delivery of relevant or interactive content to the second screen. Likewise, SCAF powered Synchronized Companion Apps can send viewer data and input back to the broadcast facility via ADS. As a result, tablets, smartphones, and PCs become perfect peripherals for Social TV, participation TV, and the ultimate two-screen experience. Zachary Weiner, Director of Global Marketing for never.no stated “We are incredibly excited to be recognized and in the running for the nomination in this category. It is our goal to continue to develop award winning Social and participatory TV technologies that proliferate across geographies and mediums.” The awards ceremony will be held on Friday 7th September at IBC from 6pm to 7.30pm. Information about the CSI Awards can be found at http://www.csimagazine.com/awards/ We will be displaying the Synchronized Companion App Framework in action in addition to our interactivity suite at the never.no Social TV booth during the IBC exhibition Sept 7-11 at (booth #7.A06)