2023 PILOT Innovation Challenge Winners

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Originally Aired - Monday, April 17   |   4:20 PM - 5:00 PM PT

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The PILOT Innovation Challenge specifically seeks products or prototypes that align with three focus areas of the 2023 NAB Show associated with the content lifecycle: Create, Capitalize and Connect. It is designed to identify startups and growing companies providing solutions to some of the key challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters over the next two to three years. The winners are selected by a panel of broadcast industry representatives.

This session will showcase the three winners of the 2023 PILOT Innovation Challenge.

Backlight: Iconik, a Backlight product, is a cloud-native solution that gathers and organizes media securely from any storage, providing a central point at which teams can gather, find assets and collaborate using any device. With hassle-free media collaboration and powerful automation features, iconik enables teams to streamline and accelerate editorial workflows.

Hour One: Hour One enables a single person to generate video quickly at low cost and high scale. The solution provides an AI-driven, entirely virtual broadcast video platform, complete with lifelike virtual news anchors and customizable 3D news studios. It includes script- and image-generation features to further remove friction from broadcast news creation.

TSV Analytics: TSV Analytics is an analytical social media management platform designed to make social media content more effective. Designed to help social media managers across all stages of the content creation process, from content ideation to creation to distribution, the platform streamlines and optimizes the social media management process.

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Trevor Ferree
Co-Founder and CEO
TSV Analytics
Natalie Monbiot
Head of Strategy
Hour One
Mike Szumlinski
Chief Product Officer


Alison Neplokh
Vice President, Innovation & Strategy (NAB)
National Association of Broadcasters