The Broadcasting Board of Governors sponsored its first-ever Pitch Fest to help drive and cultivate innovation through an internal competition of programming and technical ideas. A panel of judges and broadcast executives selected four winners from more than 80 submissions designed to contribute to the next generation of agency programming.
Sixteen semi-finalists were announced in June, and now the four winning entries have been chosen by BBG network executives who factored in production resources and programming needs. Trending themes in the entries were health, technology, English learning, Q&A shows, immigration, short form shows with mobile-ready content, entrepreneurship, issues involving women, sports, and game shows.
(Source : Broadcasting Board of Governors)