At TV Hackday, we’ll hack the future of TV. Creatives, developers, designers, concepters and TV Stations alike will work together to do remixes, apps, hacks or the next TV Set. Anything goes as long as it is a TV related project that can be done in 24 hours.
TV offers a lot of possibilities to hack and with some brand new APIs that will be made public for the first time we'll have the opportunity to create something new & exciting.
Besides having a fun two days, we will demo the resulting hacks on Sunday afternoon to participants, a jury and anyone else interested. The demos will be live steamed. Also there will be prizes!1!
Developers, creatives, storytellers, designers, techies, strategists, producers, concepters and TV Fanatics! In short, everyone who loves TV and wants to make it even better.
TV Hackday is an event by Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg.
Before you register please note two things.
The event is free but there is a no show fee. This means if you book your ticket you will be charged 15 € but you will get it back when you show up to the event. So effectively you will only pay the fee if you do not show up. Hopefully the fee makes planning more reliable for us.
Hack with new friends. TV Hackday is about meeting and working with new people. We want to further improve this experience. Therefore we offer teambuilding right from signup. If you want to work alongside new friends check this option and we will create teams (using our secret sauce) and put you in contact with your teammates before the event.
We’ll have Contents, API’s and Devices from: funk, Panono, FUNKE Digital TV Guide, HTC Vive, ARTE, Cardboards, Wizart API and Microsoft Cognitive Services.
funk is the first online-only offer from Germany's publicly owned media companies, ARD and ZDF. It is a multi platform network focused on video content targeting audiences between 14 and 29 years old. It is based on a powerful API that can be used to build products using all the contents funk has to offer. The API offers different endpoints, for instance for stories, video formats or analytics allowing for new services. Have fun playing around with it, have fun building something great with it.
Panono is an integrated solution for professional 360° photography, providing a complete portfolio including high-end camera hardware with an app-based control system and a cloud-based service for fully automated stitching, hosting, and further applications for 360° images. The Panono Camera is a ball-shaped, high-resolution 360° camera. It is equipped with 36 individual cameras that trigger simultaneously to capture everything in every direction in a single shot and deliver full-spherical images. With a total resolution of 108 megapixels, the Panono is the highest resolution 360° camera on the market.
The Content Discovery API (CDAPI) from FUNKE Digital TV Guide enables the creation of a wide range of solutions for navigating linear and non-linear video content on connected devices. It’s simple and flexible: no upfront investment is required, and the ease of handling allows for a short time-to-market. The API offers:
- A comprehensive EPG tool set, based on rich program metadata from TV DIGITAL – includes program listings, advanced search, complex filtering, editorial recommendations and images
- Flexible personalization functions for managing user data such as favorite channels, reminders, playlists and more
- An advanced content recommendation system for personalized content discovery
- Access to catalogues of catch-up TV providers (where available)
- Theme Channels – curated video content, always kept up-to-date
HTC Vive and Google Cardboards
To get the AR & VR Experience going we'll have two complete HTC Vive Setups at the event courtesy to btk University as well as unitymedia. Also we'll have Google Cardboards for everyone thanks to the wonderful folks at Google.
Microsoft Cognitive Services
Microsoft will provide vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search APIs and support in order to get the AI part of the event started. These APIs include APIs like Computer Vision, Text Analytics API, Video API and Face API to just name a few.
The Wizart API allows you to transform images into artworks painted by neural networks. It works best for entertaining / expressive / emotional / funny / communicative ideas. With over 70 styles in the API you are able to transform images to funny / artstic / spooky & horror / beautiful / creative results that can further be used for your great hackathon concept. Just upload, select the style, select output form.
Ericsson will be providing their state-of-art, Content Discovery API which allows seamless integration & delivery of global TV/VOD metadata. In addition, Ericsson will provide subtitling data allowing you to further explore use cases beyond standard captioning services.
ARTE is providing an API enabling you to access all the publicly available information about ARTE programs and videos in a unified
way. Also ARTE will if all goes well provide access to 360° Videos to use in the AR & VR Environments.
Here's our wonderful Jury that's gonna have a look at your projects. They cover a wide variety of different disciplines and backgrounds and will help us see the bigger picture in your work.
Along the way we have mentors that will help and guide you to get your idea done in the 24h.