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The objective is to establish privileged partnerships opening opportunities for the joint development of digital TV broadcasting technologies and associated interactive applications and services. Specifically the call aims to support the development of technologies and applications that are interoperable with EU deployed solutions and foster social inclusion.
Research shall notably address the adaptation and experimentation of end user terminals, including associated open middleware, as well as the interactivity channels, aimed at favouring the faster development of digital terrestrial TV infrastructures and services in the target region, taking into account its specificities. It should also focus on the development of innovative interactive applications with a strong social focus, notably in the fields of eLearning, eHealth, eGovernment, using these technologies. This could also cover research on advanced audiovisual technologies, leading to open standards to be demonstrated in the targeted region. The action could involve establishing common live trials in order to validate the technical approaches and their application.
Where applicable, proponents are expected to leverage already existing actions, (within or outside IST), such that co-operation efficiency can be optimised through continuity.
The Strategic Objective 'International Cooperation on Digital TV Broadcasting and Interactive Applications' is included within Call 6 of the IST priority .
|Publication date||Closure date||Pre-allocate budget (M€)||Instruments||Status|
|22 December 2005||25 April 2006||5||STREPs , CAs , SSAs||Active|
Commission's contact persons for the IST calls 2005-2006
- Demosthenes Ikonomou (email removed)