MediaTech 50

BusinessCloud can reveal its MediaTech 50 innovation ranking for 2022.

Readers of the online technology publication and an independent judging panel have together decided the 50 companies blazing a technology trail in media.

The MediaTech 50 – supported by digital transformation experts Sputnik Digital – celebrates businesses of all sizes creating original technology to transform production and delivery of media and the arts – from music to podcasts, radio, video, film and the written word.

London-based Factmata, an AI scoring system for the accuracy of online content, tops the ranking.

In second spot is augmented and virtual reality research tech firm Gorilla In The Room, based in Brighton, ahead of London’s Mativision, a platform for interactive live 360 video and VR experiences. (Manchester) and Retinize (Belfast) complete the top five.

London firm Blackbird, a browser-based professional cloud video editing and publishing platform, is sixth. It is trusted day in, day out by the likes of BT, Eleven Sports, IMG, Arsenal FC and the NHL.

Papercup AI (London), Subly (London), Xpllore (Manchester) and FlairBox (London) round out the top 10.

The ranking in full:

MediaTech 50 – UK’s most innovative media technology creators for 2022

BusinessCloud called on its readers to vote for companies from the 91-strong shortlist and saw 1,100 votes pour in.

A combination of these votes and choices from an independent judging panel determined the top 50. 

The judging panel was comprised of:  

  • Ed Bevan, head of SME engagement, techUK
  • Laura Harper, partner, Irwin Mitchell
  • Max Cleary, industry lead – creative, Digital Catapult
  • Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud