2024 PILOT Innovation Challenge Winners

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Originally Aired - Monday, April 15   |   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

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PILOT’s 2024 Innovation Challenge selects startups and growing companies looking to help broadcasters rise to some of the key challenges and seize opportunities they are likely to face over the next few years. Each successful company features a prototype or early-stage product to demonstrate at the 2024 NAB Show. This annual opportunity highlights innovations that will help broadcast media address challenges in an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace.

This year's winners are:

Amira Labs

Amira Labs produces visionary AI-centric & cloud-based broadcasting solutions. We help organizations like Warner Bros. Discovery ensure the content integrity of their live channels with multi-language, real-time AI monitoring done cost-effectively and at scale. Our mission at Amira Labs is to increase the ROI for broadcasters' content that is contributed and distributed.


Opens up content workflows with audio separation AI. Its technology can split a recording into its stems to power next-gen audio experiences in film & TV, music, and sports. AudioShake is used for audio editing, remastering, immersive mixing, synthetic voice, ASR, copyright compliance, and more.

Chord Communities

With Chord Communities, broadcast organizations can easily create thriving online communities, rich with actionable first-party data. Our integrated CDP and segmentation tools help broadcasters deliver relevant local advertising into their new online communities. The platform easily integrates into your current website, dramatically increasing traffic, engagement, and digital revenues. 


Jessica Powell
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kyle Suess
Co-Founder, CTO
Amira Labs
Paul Wagner
Chord Communities


Alison Martin
VP, Innovation & Strategy
National Association of Broadcasters