BT launches search for sports production innovations

UK telecommunications company BT has launched a competition to find entrepreneurs with “innovative digital media and production solutions” which could be potentially trialled by its pay-television broadcaster BT Sport.

BT is encouraging entrants to suggest ways of using high-end technology in sports broadcasting. The company will look to trial the winning solution through BT Sport.

The winner of the BT Infinity Lab competition will receive six months of support from the company’s research and innovation teams.

BT stated that entries “are encouraged to focus on aiding a sports TV viewer’s experience through technologies including apps, augmented reality, as well as innovations in studio side production”.

A panel of experts, which will include BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey, will decide the winner from a shortlist of finalists. The closing date for applications is December 6.