MediaTech 50

It’s time to help decide BusinessCloud’s inaugural MediaTech 50 ranking.

The new annual ranking celebrates the UK’s most innovative startups, scaleups and established firms creating original technology to transform production and delivery of media and the arts – from music to podcasts, radio, video, film and the written word.

We have shortlisted 91 firms for potential inclusion. The final MediaTech 50 ranking will be determined by a combination of reader votes and selections from an independent judging panel.

You can cast your vote until 23:59 on Sunday 3rd April. Browse the shortlist below and vote for the company you believe to be the most innovative.

The final MediaTech 50 ranking – supported by digital transformation experts Sputnik Digital will be published online on Monday 25th April. Subscribe to our daily email tech innovation newsletter via the dropdown below when you vote to be among the first to see the results.

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MediaTech 50 shortlist

CompanyHQRegionDescription
7digitalCamdenLondonDigital music licensing and management solutions
AdmixCamdenLondonProgrammatic monetisation platform for in-game advertising
AerodrumsLiverpoolNorth WestRevolutionary air-drumming instrument
AflorithmicSouthwarkLondonPersonalised audio experiences using AI
AlpacrCardiffWalesSocial network for adventure-seeking travellers
AntstreamSouthwarkLondonRetro game streaming platform
Audio AnalyticCambridgeEast of EnglandSound recognition software
AudioScenicSouthamptonSouth EastImmersive 3D sound technologies
AudooIslingtonLondonAI-powered monitoring tech for music royalties
BeemWestminsterLondonRecreates humans in augmented reality
BibblioIslingtonLondonAI-powered content discovery tools
BidStackHackneyLondonIn-game ad platform
BlackbirdMertonLondonCloud-native video editing and publishing platform
BlipparSouthwarkLondonAugmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision
BrandwatchBrightonSouth EastStructures social media data
Ceres HolographicsSt AndrewsScotlandHolographic AR solutions
CGHeroManchesterNorth WestCollaborative marketplace for CGI content creation
CodicesPenrynSouth WestLive interactive video broadcast platform
Condense RealityBristolSouth WestSystem capable of streaming live sports in volumetric 3D to AR and VR headsets
Cooperative InnovationsLeedsYorks & HumberImmersive technology tools for play, exploration and learning
CovaticBirminghamMidlandsEmpowers media companies to leverage user context data
Crowd NetworkManchesterNorth WestPodcast platform
CurioHackneyLondonCreates audio versions of journalism from leading publications
DeltaDNAEdinburghScotlandGame analytics and personalised marketing
DimensionGatesheadNorth EastVolumetric production studio for digital humans and XR content
Discover FilmWestminsterLondonTech platform for short movies
Entale MediaKensington and ChelseaLondonPodcast platform which uses AI to surface info related to the content as you listen
FactmataTower HamletsLondonAI scoring system for accuracy of online content
FilmstroBrightonSouth EastRoyalty-free music creation app
FlairBoxCity of LondonLondonPlatform linking actors and performers with roles
Flix PremiereWestminsterLondonStreaming platform for indie films
Fracture RealityHoveSouth EastBehind online mixed reality platform JoinXR for data-intensive collaboration
FXhomeNorwichEast of EnglandCreative software for filmmakers
Gorilla In The RoomBrightonSouth EastAR and VR research tech
Gravity SketchLambethLondon3D design and modelling software
HateLabCardiffWalesUses AI to identify and counter online hate speech and crime
HolovisHinckleyMidlandsSensory immersive and mixed reality experiences
HoloxicaEdinburghScotland3D holographic visualisation solutions
Igloo VisionCraven ArmsMidlandsImmersive 360-degree projection environments
ImmotionSalfordNorth WestImmersive virtual entertainment experiences
ImprobableWestminsterLondonGames tech company behind powerful SpatialOS platform
iSize TechnologiesTower HamletsLondonIntelligent video streaming with advanced machine learning
KrotosEdinburghScotlandSound design tech
Label WorxKingston upon HullYorks & HumberTech service provider to the dance music industry
LandmrkSouthwarkLondonMixed reality geolocation content discovery platform
LickdWestminsterLondonClaims-free music-licensing start-up for YouTube
LifescoreSalisburySouth WestUses AI to adapt music to listener's environment
LiopaBelfastNorthern IrelandLip-reading technology
LogicallyBrighouseYorks & HumberAI to detect misinformation and combat fake news
MagicBeansWatlingtonSouth EastBehind 3D spatial audio platform Roundhead
MativisionBarnetLondonPlatform for interactive live 360 video and VR experiences
MixcloudTower HamletsLondonAudio streaming platform for music
Multiview MediaWestminsterLondonStreaming platform allowing fans to select from multiple camera angles
One Media iPIver HeathSouth EastDigital music rights acquirer, publisher and distributor
Papercup AIHackneyLondonAI language translation tool for voice used in video and television industry
ParliaWestminsterLondonWikipedia of opinions' fighting misinformation
Paus TVSelbyYorks & HumberStreaming platform for indie films which allows virtual tips from fans
PermutiveIslingtonLondonData platform for publishers built using edge computing
PicfairHackneyLondonImage licensing marketplace
PixelMaxManchesterNorth WestImmersive communications platform which brings virtual world to life
PolystreamGuildfordSouth EastImmersive in-game spectator experiences
Radio.co/Podcast.coManchesterNorth WestCloud-based live-streaming platform for radio and podcasts
RetinizeBelfastNorthern IrelandStudio behind immersive tech software including fast-turnaround animation product
ROXiIslingtonLondonMusic streaming platform
SceenicWestminsterLondonAPIs to allow people in different places to watch streams together socially
ScreachNewcastleNorth EastLive sports streaming platform
ScreenHits TVKensington and ChelseaLondonAggregator for streaming services
SeenitIslingtonLondonCrowdsourced video platform
Sentric MusicLiverpoolNorth WestIndependent music publisher with royalty collection platform
SerelayHarwellSouth EastVerified video capturing tech for media
Simul SoftwareLiverpoolNorth WestReal-time sky and weather rendering for video games
SimworxKingswinfordMidlandsMedia-based attractions and motion simulation technology for theme parks
skignzMiddlesbroughNorth EastGeolocation based augmented reality platform
SonicDataSaffron WaldenSouth EastCan identify music, social media, advertising, TV, games and film from sound alone
Speech GraphicsEdinburghScotlandSoftware delivering speech animation and lip sync from audio alone
SpeechmaticsCambridgeEast of EnglandMachine learning and automatic speech recognition
SublyIslingtonLondonAutomatically translates and transcribes subtitles
SynchtankSouthwarkLondonRights management and royalty accounting solutions for music and media industries
SYNCRWolverhamptonMidlandsHelps artists get music featured on film and TV
SynthesiaWestminsterLondonGenerates professional-looking AI videos from text
The Creative PassportHaveringLondonVerified digital ID allowing musicians to manage their own information
ViddyozePrestonNorth WestCreate a unique video animation in three simple clicks
VIKA BooksBristolSouth WestPublisher using immersive technologies to include sign language in its books
VISR VRHullYorks & HumberMixed reality expert working with Microsoft and Google
VividQCambridgeEast of England3D holograph technology
VochleaSouthwarkLondonUse your voice to create music from any instrument
vTimeLiverpoolNorth WestVirtual reality social network
XplloreManchesterNorth WestPlatform for streaming data-heavy VR and AR to devices via 5G
ZephrHackneyLondonIdentity, subscription and paywall solutions for media brands
ZerolightNewcastleNorth EastCreates 3D modelling and immersive experiences for brands
ZOO DigitalSheffieldYorks & HumberCloud-based dubbing, subtitling, localisation and distribution services for TV and movies