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This article was published on March 30, 2012


    The boat that hacked TV: Where better to build innovative new apps than on a yacht?

    The boat that hacked TV: Where better to build innovative new apps than on a yacht?
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    TV Hack Day, as the name suggests, follows in the footsteps of the likes of Music Hack Day and Photo Hack Day in giving teams of developers 48 hours to build fresh, innovative digital products. In this case, the event is all about building something new for the TV industry.

    As it’s part of MIPCube in Cannes – a Mediterranean town that hardly suffers a shortage of luxury boats – it makes some kind of sense to hold the event on a yacht moored next to the event’s main venue. As you can see from the photo above – the developers taking part aren’t afraid to take advantage of the perks this affords.

    We spoke to Tiffany St James about the event, which is run by the UK’s Rewired State organisation, in the audio clip below.

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