The use of sophisticated sensors and web beacons scattered on the mountain plateau Vidden, combined with AR technology, context and geolocation-based services will make Vidden the tourist destination of the future. The technology is developed in the media cluster, and is a result of a close cooperation between NCE Tourism and NCE Media.
Once again it was a great pleasure having Justin Ferrell from Stanford d.school back in Bergen to visit the media cluster. This time to work with our startups.
Ease Live and Ease TV has opened doors globally for Bergen based TV Experience company Sixty, now launching their award winning solutions world wide.
Last November the world's eyes were fixed on the thrilling conclusion to the US Election. With increasingly powerful tools for visualization of data, TV viewers around the globe were presented with an impressive display of statistics, analysis and forecasts related to one of the most memorable television events in modern times.
Value added through the media cluster is getting close to three-billion Norwegian kroner per year. In addition, the cluster spreads significant repercussions in its surroundings. This is stated in a new report prepared by the media association “Media Region Bergen”.
86 per cent of the media cluster companies introduced new innovations to the marked in 2016. In addition, 229 new jobs and 18 spinoffs was born out of the cluster this year.
Vimond Media Solution was awarded the 2016 Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Hordaland County Council prize for international growth and expansion. The award was presented by Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland. – Such an honor, said CEO Helge Høibraaten.
– Coming election night, every major news channel worldwide will be using our graphics, says Vizrts CTO, Petter Ole Jakobsen. The graphics came to life in media technology centre, Bergen, on the west coast of Norway.
Vimond Media Solutions is launching a new Trainee Program. The program starts in August 2017 and will run for a year.
We know that our members are quite excited about the status of the MCB construction. Recently we had the opportunity to go inside the construction site, and get a glimpse of how Entra are working towards August 2017 when MCB will be ready.
The Norwegian media cluster, headquartered in Bergen, makes its mark on the NAB Show, the world's largest media and technology conference and expo in Las Vegas. "The amount of innovation that happens out of Bergen just makes you realise that something special is going on there", said founder and president of Reality Check Systems, Andrew Heimbold.
Interest in the new media cluster Media City Bergen™ (MCB) is second to none. This week Entra, owner of the MCB building on Lars Hillesgate, held a sales presentation.
This marks an important milestone for the media cluster in Bergen. Media City Bergen™, encompassing more than 45,000 square meters, will be the workplace for more than 1200 people within the media industry when construction is finished in September 2017.
- This is a good day for both Bergen and the media industry, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she laid the foundation stone of the new knowledge and science park in Lars Hilles Gate, Media City Bergen™.
Media City Bergen™ is under construction. NCE Media has been upgraded from an Arena project to an Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE), and our member association, Media Region Bergen, is firmly established. Now it´s time to build our visual identity.