Together with RTBF, VRT leads the international network Future Media Hubs, aimed at structural knowledge sharing and collaboration. This way, VRT can innovate efficiently and accelerate the impact of the latest technologies, both in Europe and within the organisation itself. To this end, the network facilitates collaborations between both public and commercial media organisations.
The Future Media Hubs brings together international partners to innovate within the following hubs:
The Sandbox Hub connects start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs with media organisations to scale their businesses and introduce new technologies in an international media ecosystem. The hub enabled more than 100 local start-up collaborations thus far.
The Sandbox Hub also exchanges knowledge on other diverse topics such as learntech, curation, ethics, cybersecurity, and more. At the same time, the hub enables the community to work together on strategic themes and facilitates new European funded projects that can reinforce the Sandbox Hub's ongoing activities. Examples of these are the projects STADIEM and MME.
Video Snackbar Hub
The Video Snackbar Hub supports innovative content creation and brings together international technology innovators to exchange knowledge, ideas and workflows on new technologies.
More specifically, the Video Snackbar Hub is a community that works on web video, live streaming, POC’s, future broadcast and other emerging formats. Currently, the Video Snackbar Hub consists of 12 different members, including some Sandbox Hub members.
Next Generation Hub
the goal of the Next Generation Hub is to put the user first and focus on content and innovation for audiences ranging from 12 to 34 years old. This Hub gives public and commercial media organisations a stage to exchange and collaborate on these new and innovative ideas with the aim to explore new ways to increase engagement in this age group. What kind of media do we make for our youth? In this Hub we discuss what they are actively looking for.
The Game Hub aims to inspire broadcasters to enrich storytelling and media experiences with gaming technologies. More specifically, this community shares insights on game engines, esports, user engagement, gamification, virtual studios and more.
Learn more on the website of Future Media Hubs.