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HBB-NEXT

Project reference: 287848
Funded under

Next-Generation Hybrid Broadcast Broadband

From 2011-10-01 to 2014-03-31 | HBB-NEXT Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 971 740

EU contribution:

EUR 2 975 979

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Exploring the Future of Connected TV: HBB-NEXT presents novel applications and innovative research

You say “hello” and your TV set knows it’s you; it recommends those programmes which you are interested in. Your wife and children join you – the TV is aware of this change of audience and quickly adapts the recommendations to suit your whole family.
This is just one feature which has been developed by HBB-NEXT, a European FP7-funded project that takes services and technologies for Internet-connected TVs to a new level. Based on - and augmenting - the European HbbTV standard it has implemented such innovative solutions as
• multi-user identification,
• synchronisation between media streams and devices,
• multi-user recommendations,
• voice and gesture recognition
• user-tailored reputation scores for applications and cloud offloading.
Its new features include: being recognised by the TV for personal or group recommendations, enjoying ULTRA HD extra content on your tablet perfectly synchronised with the football match on TV, voting via the TV screen for your favourite TV show candidate, personalising the appearance of subtitles or sign language interpreter video and more.

Objective

So far, Hybrid Broadcast Internet applications have mostly linked Internet and broadcast by offering on-demand content in addition to current linear broadcast services and by replacing old-fashioned Teletext. However, many more services are on the horizon, and the market of hybrid and connected TV attracts attention from all stakeholders in the media value chain. The challenge is to take hybrid service to a new level where the wide range of expectations of user groups is met. HBB-NEXT will lay the foundations for advanced hybrid multi-user services by building upon existing standards and by enhancing them.The project seeks to facilitate the convergence of the broadcast and Internet world by researching user- centric technologies for enriching the TV-viewing experience with social networking, multiple device access, group-tailored content recommendations, as well as the seamless mixing of broadcast content, of complementary Internet content and of user-generated content. The project will deliver a set of enablers to allow device-independent applications that can syndicate content from multiple sources, supporting real-time content composition and content distribution for users in geographically distinct areas. Sophisticated technology will be developed for the easy use of content, e.g. advanced synchronisation methods for service components delivered across the Internet and broadcast networks. Data security and protection of user privacy will be an integral part of HBB-NEXT - but in a way that is transparent to the end-user.In liaison with the HbbTV Consortium, HBB-NEXT will define requirements and specifications for a secure multi-user and multi-device TV-viewing experience, thus fostering the implementation of new service concepts and business models.

Related information

Coordinator

RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 455 230


Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 20
14482 Potsdam
Germany
Administrative contact: Bettina Heidkamp-Tchegloff
Tel.: +49 331 97993 50040
Fax: +49 331 97993 50049
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 256 560


Oude Markt
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Monique Vanhaeren
Tel.: +32 16 32 95 61
Fax: +32 16 32 65 15
E-mail
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE MITTELHESSEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 295 104


WIESENSTRASSE
35390 GIESSEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Frank Runkel
Tel.: +49 6031 604 1005
Fax: +49 6031 604 2900
E-mail
TARA SYSTEMS SYSTEMENTWICKLUNG GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 157 016


GMUNDER STR
81379 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Rudolf Leberfinger
Tel.: +49 89 747121 0
Fax: +49 89 747121 20
E-mail
INSTITUT FUER RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 652 472


FLORIANSMUEHLSTRASSE
80939 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Christoph Dosch
Tel.: +49 89 32399 349
Fax: +49 89 32399 354
E-mail
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 493 906


Schoemakerstraat
2628 VK DELFT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Elly Van den Akker-Blaazer
Tel.: +31 88 8667379
E-mail
SLOVAK TELEKOM AS
Slovakia

EU contribution: EUR 86 166


KARADZICOVA
825 13 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia
Administrative contact: Júlia Steinerová
Tel.: +421 2 58827290
Fax: +421 2 52498845
E-mail
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia

EU contribution: EUR 276 080


VAZOVOVA 5
81243 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia
Administrative contact: Pavol Podhradský
Tel.: +421 905 017 003
Fax: +421 2 682 79 414
E-mail
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 303 445


NEC HOUSE, VICTORIA ROAD
W3 6BL LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Silke Lampson
Tel.: +49 6221 4342 110
Fax: +49 6221 4342 155
E-mail
Record Number: 100252 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11