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The human sensing revolution

2017-03-27T16:12:00+01:00By R. Perlovitch Pebbles Interfaces Israel

In the last decade we witness a proliferation of devices with advanced sensing capabilities that measure motion, orientation, various environmental conditions, and most recently – human sensing.

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A proof of concept mixed reality application for augmented city tourism

2018-10-10T13:24:00+01:00By Federico Debandi Roberto Iacoviello Alberto Messina Maurizio Montagnuolo & Davide Zappia

This paper focuses Mixed Reality and describes the work carried under the H2020 European project 5GCity.

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Blockchain technology: Revolutionising the video value chain

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By Nick Moreno

Blockchain is a technology that is generating significant interest within the video industry. This paper outlines the steps being made in applying this technology to the video value chain.

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Using blockchain to ensure genuine media assets

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By M. Barroco & P. MacAvock

This paper introduces the key concepts of blockchain and smart contracts and proposes a design to ensure the traceability of media assets in a potentially untrustworthy environment.

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Using blockchain to manage production and distribution

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By Eric Minoli & Ulrich Dessouassi

Alongside the creative challenge of producing and distributing great video content internationally, there is a huge administrative burden. The contributors to the production – writers, director, actors, musicians, and more – all have to be paid. This paper explores blockchain as a fresh approach to managing these relationships.

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Using machine learning to create personalised 'snackable' content

2018-09-27T09:09:00+01:00By Evangelos Stromatias Karthik Yadati Martin Prins & Joost de Wit

In this paper, we explore a platform which utilises state-of-the-art ML algorithms for the real-time analysis of thousands of hours of multilingual multimedia content, including television and VoD.

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AI for better storytelling in live football


AI represents almost limitless possibilities for the future and is already having a transformational impact in many areas, including live football production.

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AI: Video analysis and machine learning for live events coverage

2018-09-27T09:05:00+01:00By Craig Wright Jack Allnutt Rosie Campbell et al

This paper describes recent BBC research into potential production benefits of AI algorithms, using visual analysis and other techniques.

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AI-driven smart production

2018-09-27T09:05:00+01:00By Hiroyuki Kaneko Jun Goto Yoshihiko Kawai et al

NHK has developed a new AI-driven broadcasting technology called “Smart Production” to quickly and accurately gather and analyse diverse types of information from society and deliver information to a wide range of viewers.

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The infinite capacity media machine

2018-09-27T09:04:00+01:00By R. I. Cartwright and B. Gilmer

The fast-paced developments of cloud computing are evolving new kinds of machine that will be applied to professional media production.

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ML extracts and semantic graphs

2018-09-25T11:37:00+01:00By Lijin Chungapalli and Venkata Babji Perambattu

Effective entertainment discovery solutions require a deeper understanding of content, and one approach to harnessing this knowledge is extracting semantically-relevant metadata.

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Implementing AI-aided content distribution strategies in the GDPR era

2018-09-25T11:36:00+01:00By Alain Nochimowski Alice Wittenberg and David Zucker

AI has been used to make predictions and analyse data, the recent explosion in volume, variety, and velocity of viewership data collected from multiple connected devices is turning TV into a new frontier for predictive algorithms.

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Together VR: Shared media experiences in 360-degree

2017-11-03T09:56:32.613+00:00By M. J. Prins S. Gunkel and O.A. Niamut

Virtual Reality (VR) and 360-degree video are reshaping the media landscape, creating a fertile business environment.

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Moving image demographics: Data mining to secure value

2017-10-26T14:15:00+01:00By P. D. Fisher

Existing moving image collections face an onslaught of challenges to remain relevant and licensable.

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Prototyping voice interfaces for media

2017-10-26T14:13:00+01:00By H Cooke and T Howe et al.

Voice User Interfaces (VUI) and consumer products are already being used as media devices in the home with estimates of 6.5 million voice-first devices shipped in 2016.

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Real-Time semantic enrichment of video streams in the age of big data

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Montagnuolo P. Platter A. Bosca N. Bidotti and A. Messina

AgileRAI, a framework for searching, organising and accessing multimedia data in a fast and semantic-driven way.

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Big data for journalism and enhanced business analytics

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Souza J. Castellani D. Monteiro C.O. Queiroz

Big data has become mainstream with the recent evolution of cloud infrastructures, data gathering and intelligence algorithms.

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CDN optimisation for VR streaming

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. van Brandenburg R. Koenen and D. Sztykman

Streaming audiovisual virtual reality content by brute force (streaming the entire 360° panorama) requires significant bandwidth and provides mediocre quality.

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Cyber defence 2017: Deter, detect and defend

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Denis Onuoha

The working methodology of attackers and defining a sample strategy that can be used to deter, detect and successfully defend against cyber attacks.

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AI in media and making security smarter

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Milosh Stolikj Dmitri Jarnikov and Andrew Wajs

Artificial Intelligence technology develops in the media space, its application in security must focus on more than closing gaps and locking down assets.

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Detecting illegal credential sharing in video subscription

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Orly Ovadia-Amsalem and Marcelo Blatt

The video industry faces new types of piracy and threats that cannot be prevented by embedding secure hardware or software in consumer devices.

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Technical practices for a Multi-CDN distribution strategy

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Bram Tullemans

Data in a Multi-CDN (Content Delivery Network) setup is load balanced dynamically using real-time traffic information gathered throughout the delivery chain.

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An end-to-end approach for delivering data-driven stories

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By S Metta and A Messina

With the sheer scale of digital information now available, many journalists have recently started using data in order to tell compelling stories.

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Using speech to search: Privacy and UX

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. Bernhaupt D. Drouet F. Manciet M. Pirker and G. Pottier

Differences of how a voice assistant is activated seems to influence the overall perception of user experience, control and acceptance of such an interactive system.

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A natural language interface for search and recommendations of digital media entertainment


In the last couple of years, there has been a rapid growth of second screen devices such as mobiles and tablets to drive digital entertainment systems.

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Hackers: Analysis of Attack Anatomies

2017-04-25T09:00:00+01:00By T. Harrington Independent Security Evaluators USA

In the current digital era, executives leading companies of all sizes are facing a daunting challenge in defending their most valuable digital assets.

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MPEG-21 UD: A solution for horizontal integration of media recommendation systems

2017-03-27T16:16:00+01:00By S. Metta M. Montagnuolo and A. Messina RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana Italy

Nowadays, the availability of large-scale data poses serious limitations in terms of usability.

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Remote interpreting for live events and broadcast – inclusion in multiple ways

2017-03-27T16:14:00+01:00By Robin Ribback VerbaVoice GmbH Germany

Live content gathers the highest audience share on TV today – since pre-produced content can already be viewed on demand.

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The wall of moments: An immersive event experience at home

2017-03-27T16:13:00+01:00By R. Bauwens T. Deboosere M. Matton L. Overmeire Vlaamse Radio-en Televisieomroeporganisatie

Within the ICoSOLE project, different (cost-effective) ways of capturing spatially outspread events are being considered.

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Video clarity: High speed data mining for video

2017-03-27T13:07:00+01:00By P. D. Fisher A. Alhabib V. Giotsas I. Andreopoulos

Video feature extraction is not new; there is a long-standing interest among technologists and media industry stakeholders from the 1990s onward in ‘automated content analysis’.

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RAI Active News: Integrating knowledge in the newsrooms

2017-03-27T13:02:00+01:00By M. Montagnuolo and A. Messina RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana Italy

The exponential growth of digital resources availability is enabling new forms of content creation, sharing, and delivery.

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The full monty: Moving beyond the hybrid cloud

2017-03-27T13:00:00+01:00By M. Yanchyshyn Amazon Web Services Inc. USA

Many media companies are moving some of their video and visual effects workflows to the cloud, but leaving some components—such as primary data storage and editing workstations—on-premises.

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Securing the digital home

2017-03-24T17:03:00+00:00By Ken Morse CTO SP Video Software and Solutions Cisco Systems

Your smart thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature when you’re away.

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Architectures and protocols powering illegal content streaming over the internet

2017-03-24T16:55:00+00:00By D. Leporini Viaccess-Orca France

The history of pay-TV [1, 2, 3], considering the business at stake, is unsurprisingly tightly coupled with the history of content services piracy, effectively proving the saying that “security is a process, not a product” in this industry.

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TV Insights – Application of Big Data to television

2017-03-24T16:50:00+00:00By Bhavan Gandhi Alfonso Martinez-Smith & Doug Kuhlman ARRIS USA

The advent of the Internet and the resulting volume of data that needs to be managed, stored, and analysed led to the emergence of modern day Big Data technologies.

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Coexistence between LTE and DTT – practical experience following the clearance and relicensing of 800 MHz spectrum in the UK

2017-03-24T16:39:00+00:00By A Dumbreck K Beeke P Brown R Rudd M Buchan Waddell C Nokes D Darlington M Brown A Fernandes

An interference mitigation programme is underway in the UK and this has led to an improved understanding of real-world TV reception and interference prediction and mitigation.

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HDR for legacy displays using sectional tone mapping

2017-03-21T13:29:00+00:00By Lenzen L. RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Germany

One of the main goals of future television is to create a more immersive experience. The viewer should get the feeling that he or she is inside the action.

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A single layer HDR video coding framework with SDR capability

2017-03-21T13:28:00+00:00By Edouard François Technicolor France Leon van de Kerkhof Philips Netherlands

The arrival of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard enables the deployment of new video services with enhanced viewing experience, such as Ultra HD broadcast services. In addition to an increased spatial resolution, Ultra HD can bring a wider colour gamut (WCG) and a higher dynamic range (HDR) than ...

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Advantages and challenges of a vast server-side video advertising solution

2017-03-16T16:48:00+00:00By T. Levy Cisco Service Provider Video Software & Solutions France

Video advertising is still one of the leading approaches with which content and service providers can monetize video content.

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WIB – A new system concept for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)

2017-03-16T16:45:00+00:00By E Stare Teracom Sweden; JJ Giménez Universitat Politecnica de Valencia; P Klenner Panasonic

WiB is a new wideband reuse-1 based DTT concept, developed at Teracom, Sweden, by E. Stare.

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Mobile and broadcast networks cooperation for high quality mobile video: A win-win approach

2017-03-16T16:43:00+00:00By A De Vita V Mignone A Morello Rai- RadioTelevisione G Taricco R Garello Politecnico di Torino

The mobile communications sector is characterized by an exponentially increasing traffic demand for high quality mobile multimedia services, a significant portion of which identifiable with linear Television (TV) and scheduled broadcast (point-to-multipoint) distribution.

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The open source turning codec: Towards fast, flexible and parallel HEVC encoding

2017-03-16T16:42:00+00:00By S. G. Blasi M. Naccari R. Weerakkody M. Mrak BBC R&D; J. Funnell Parabola Research UK

The ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) combined their expertise to form the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), and finalised the first version of the H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard (1) in January 2013.

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Future of voice control for consumer interactions with IoT systems: in the context of integration with other services offered by traditional service providers

2017-03-16T16:39:00+00:00By Mark Bugajski ARRIS USA

As the population in developed countries ages and installations of flat screens continue en-mass, consumers’ affection for large TV screens grows.

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Gaze tracking using corneal images captured by a single high-sensitivity camera

2017-03-16T16:35:00+00:00By L. El Hafi M. Ding J. Takamatsu and T. Ogasawara Robotics Laboratory Graduate School of Informat

Today’s high-resolution, high-sensitivity cameras alongside powerful image processing algorithms make possible many new applications.

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Automatic production system of sign language CG animation for meteorological information

2017-03-15T13:04:00+00:00By Shuichi Umeda Tsubasa Uchida Makiko Azuma Taro Miyazaki Naoto Kato Nobuyuki Hiruma NHK Japan

As the sole public broadcaster in Japan, NHK strives to rectify the so-called information gap that creates social barriers.

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Automatic recovery and verification of subtitles for large collections of video clips

2017-03-15T04:44:00+00:00By Mike Armstrong BBC Research & Development UK

In the UK the BBC provides subtitles for 100% of its television programmes on all of its main television channels.

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Mixed reality technologies for immersive interactive broadcast

2017-03-14T17:23:00+00:00By O Schreer W Waizenegger W Fernando H Kodikara Arachchi A Oehme A Smolic B Yargico A Akman

ACTION-TV [1] proposes an innovative mode of user interaction for broadcasting to relax the rigid and passive nature of present broadcasting ecosystems.

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Becoming a data-driven broadcaster and delivering a unified and personalised broadcast user experience

2017-03-13T08:50:00+00:00By M. Barroco EBU Technology & Innovation Switzerland

With the new distribution opportunities offered by hybrid technologies and standards (HbbTV [1] and RadioDNS [2]), broadcasters’ new challenge is to provide the right content on the right device at the right time to the right people.