The award recognizes projects that have the “greatest impact on the development of the global digital community,” and is presented by the Diplomatic Council, a global think tank accredited by the United Nations.

Ruptly Live heralds a new dawn of live content syndication, allowing publishers to deliver quality live content without the usual high costs – making live streaming technology as accessible as possible.

The process removes the need for specialist technology, coding or expertise – all users need to do is sign in, select an event and click to stream.

Live video can be streamed directly to social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Periscope, and up to eight lives can be broadcast simultaneously.

Live translations are available in four languages, and the platform offers access to ground-breaking 360 videos and drone footage, also in 4K.

The project was unveiled at MIPCOM in October 2017 during a discussion on the future of live streaming with VICE, 9GAG and What We See.

The DC Global Media Innovator made its debut in 2016 with British company V-Nova, who won the award thanks to their PERSEUS signal compression technology.

In 2017, it was Emblematic Group from Santa Monica, CA, who swept the title for their role in the medium of virtual reality documentary films.

The winner of the 3rd Global Media Innovator will be awarded on February 2 at the annual DC gala in Frankfurt, after the winner is selected by an international panel of top-class media and IT professionals.

(Source: Ruptly press release)

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