Dutch Media Innovators kick-start at SXSW

In a bid to promote the Dutch digital media industry, seven innovative organizations from The Netherlands have announced the formation of a consortium to jointly enter the U.S. market and foster collaboration.

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2016) - In a bid to promote the Dutch digital media industry, seven innovative media organizations from The Netherlands have announced the formation of a consortium to jointly enter the U.S. market and foster collaboration.

Dutch Media Innovators (DMI) is actively pursuing commercial and knowledge-sharing partnership opportunities with US-based organizations and individuals in the media, technology and entertainment sectors. 

The seven DMI participants -- Corrino Group, 24i Media, TNO, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Appromoters, Angry Bytes andMediaMonks -- are recognized as leading service providers and thought leaders within their respective corners of the media and entertainment industry, including content creation and distribution, app development and marketing and audio-visual technology among other cutting edge sectors.

California-based DMI spokesperson Suzanne Cox said the initiative presents an opportunity to foster greater business, people-to-people and cultural ties between the two nations, as well as open up opportunities for new commercial ventures.

"Huge worldwide growth in the media and entertainment industry is expected in the coming years, with one third of that growth anticipated to be in the United States," Cox said. "Meanwhile, The Netherlands is increasingly being seen as a cost-effective and attractive place to develop and test internet-based applications and digital services, with a growing and innovative start-up scene."

DMI will kick-start its two-year US collaboration project at the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, in March, and is encouraging fellow participants, along with all potential US partners, to get in touch.

Follow on Twitter @DutchMediaInno or contact Dutch Media Innovators spokesperson Suzanne Cox at info@dutchmediainnovators.com.

About the seven Dutch Media Innovators participants:

Corrino Group:
Corrino is a unique cross-media company that provides creative concepts and physical production services for a variety of media and events worldwide. Corrino's filmed content caters to a variety of audio, visual and digital platforms. The company is internationally recognized for its creativity, outstanding quality and continuous innovative development. It is one of the leading pioneers in shooting large-scale AV registrations in 4K.


24i Media:
24i is an innovative company that was established in 2009, when the first Smart TVs were just hitting the market. Since then 24i has grown into a market leader for TV app development, collaborating with TV manufacturers, broadcasters, operators and content owners. In 2012, 24i won the Deloitte Rising Star Award. This honor is awarded to tech firms less than five years old that are assessed by an independent jury on innovative capacity, potential revenues and scalability.


The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) was founded by an act of legislation in 1932 to enable business and government entities to put research into practice. Today, TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well being of society.


Institute for Sound and Vision:
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a cultural-historical organization of national interest. It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science and the general public. In addition, the institute develops and disseminates knowledge in the area of audiovisual archiving, digitization and media history.


Appromoters is a mobile app marketing company specializing in data-driven and out-of-the-box solutions for mobile apps and games. With more than 15 years of experience in the mobile industry, the company has taken key learnings and applied them to its unique strategy model and advertising technology.


MediaMonks is tone of the most established creative digital production company on the planet. It specializes in working for and with advertising agencies to craft amazing digital work for global brands. You can find them anywhere on the Web as well as in Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, New York, LA, Singapore and Dubai.


Angry Bytes:
Angry Bytes is a digital agency founded by the former 'Radio 538 webteam' in The Netherlands. It provides back-end content management and publishing systems and production platforms for websites, mobile apps and second screens and works with media companies including broadcasters, record labels, orchestras and production studios.


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