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.