RJI Futures Lab update #56

Connecting smartphones with TV and with entertainment experiences


PART 1: AirCast Live

A new app called AirCast Live enables users to send video clips and photos directly from a smartphone to an Internet-connected TV device anywhere in the world. We find out how the system works from Michael Linhardt, founder and chief executive officer of Chicago-based AirCast Mobile, which created the app.

PART 2: Vizrt
While a lot of new technology comes from small startups, established providers of newsroom systems also have integrated innovative tools into the process. As one example, Vizrt, whose graphics and workflow systems are used by many TV news operations, recently launched a mobile app that includes video editing, onscreen graphics, live streaming and maps. We learn about the app's features from Bill Anderson, Vizrt's vice president of North American sales.

PART 3: Austin 360
A new entertainment-related mobile app from the Austin American-Statesman illustrates one way news providers might expand their value to users. Vice President for Innovation and Planning Steve Dorsey explains how the Austin 360 app fits into a larger strategy to build a brand that connects its audience to real-world experiences.

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