NoTube Project on Digital TV kicks off

The convergence of broadcasting IT and networking technologies means that soon millions of TV channels and digital derivatives will be available over the Internet. A level of automation is required for both broadcasters and viewers to be able to cope with increased scale. In short, one can not select a specific TV digital content from millions by just browsing a list. The recent EC-funded project NoTube will transform Internet TV by mechanising elements of programme selection and configuration through semantic technologies.

The kick-off meeting of the NoTube project was held two weeks ago in Vienna, gathering delegates of 13 participating institutions from 9 different countries, among them the OU, BBC, RAI, Thomson and STI. NoTube will run for 3 years and will include the involvement of John Domingue, Stefan Dietze and Liliana Cabral from KMi.

The ultimate goal of NoTube is to develop flexible/adaptive end-to-end architecture, based on semantic technologies, for personalised creation, distribution and consumption of TV content. The project will take a user-centric approach to investigate fundamental aspects of consumers’ content-customisation needs, interaction requirements and entertainment wishes, which will shape the future of the "TV" in all its new forms.

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