Radio France presented its first start-up challenge at Viva Technology 2019, focusing on the future of radio and solutions that could offer better, more personalised experience to their listeners.
About 70 start-ups submitted their application to the challenge and 8 finalists were invited at Viva Technology on May 18 to pitch their solution in front of a jury made of innovation experts from Radio France and other broadcasters. In the end, On-Hertz was awarded winner of the contest.
On top of an interview on France Info, On-Hertz will get the opportunity to enter Radio France's Sandbox - an initiative to initiate and develop open innovation - in order to experiment its technology within the French public broadcaster.
"We are extremely proud of having being able to seize this opportunity. Radio France is one of the largest and leading broadcasters in Europe. Its 50-years expertise in radio makes it a tremendous partner for On-Hertz. On the other side, we are convinced, our technology can help them staying as close and relevant as possible from their audience"
says On-Hertz co-founder and CEO Benjamin Lardinoit.
After a successful initial launch in Belgium, On-Hertz is now expanding outside its home borders and looking at enabling more mobile, easier and cost-effective radio production all over the world.
You can read the full story on Radio France's Hyperradio website (in French): http://hyperradio.radiofrance.fr/innovation/challenge-start-up-vivatech-my-radio/
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