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FP7 LinkedTV

LinkedTV

Project reference: 287911
Funded under

Television Linked To The Web

From 2011-10-01 to 2015-03-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 448 180

EU contribution:

EUR 6 489 633

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

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

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Web and TV seamlessly interlinked = LinkedTV

Our vision of future Television Linked To The Web (LinkedTV) is of a ubiquitously online cloud of video content decoupled from place, device or source.


Television existing in the same ecosystem as the Web means that TV and Web content should and can be seamlessly connected, and browsing TV and Web content should be so smooth and interrelated that in the end even “surfing the Web” or “watching TV” will become a meaningless distinction.


To realise this technologically, LinkedTV will provide broadcast and online information (videos, images, text) to TV usable in the same way as text based information is used today in the original Web: interlinked with each other at different granularities, with any other kind of information, searchable, and accessible everywhere and at every time. Ultimately, this means creating Internet-based hypermedia for television.


The result will bring TV and the Web even closer together, and it will open new areas of application for multimedia information.

Objective

TV and the Internet are going through an exciting phase of convergence, with TV being delivered on-demand via the Web while access to Web content is ever more a part of the TV experience. The European project "Television Linked To The Web (LinkedTV)" will bring this convergence to its fulfillment, neatly interweaving TV and Web content into a single, integrated experience. The "Networked Media Web" is a vision of a future media landscape in which online devices are ubiquituous and media is stored in and accessed from the 'cloud'. In this future world, television becomes just one more media source next to Web based media and other sources (e.g. home networks, shared private networks, Intranets). Citizens will choose and interact with any media at any time with any device, also switching between content easily and seamlessly. The Social TV revolution happening now shows how people want to enrich their media experience through sharing with friends and interacting during the programme. Linked TV is the next step, bringing the rich browsing experience people know already from the Web to television, enriching the access to audio-visual programming with associated content and allowing people to seamlessly delve into and browse content within the programme itself at the level of individual objects on screen or things which are mentioned or referred to. To achieve this ambitious goal of uniting the television experience with the Web experience, the LinkedTV project will develop several technologies and tools to analyse and annotate audio-visual content, interlink parts of the content with other content, deliver this enriched audio-visual content via different networks to the end user and provide intuitive user interfaces on the end device to allow easy access to and browsing of related content within the programme. These technologies and tools will be prototyped and tested by a public broadcaster, national media archive and a media arts centre to enrich the TV experience in the contexts of business, environment, cultural heritage and entertainment. As a result, Television Linked To The Web (LinkedTV) will provide every citizen a new, integrated, media experience which is both unlike the Web as we know it today and television as we know it today, yet combining the best of both: quality on-demand audio-visual material enriched with links to other content which is easily accessed and enhancing our networked media experience.

Related information

Documents and Publications

Open Access

Multimedia

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 000 774


Schloß Birlinghoven 27C
53754 Sankt Augustin
Germany
Administrative contact: Joachim Köhler
Tel.: +49 2241 14 1900
Fax: +49 2241 14 2386
E-mail

Participants

STI INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING UND RESEARCH GMBH
Participation ended
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 295 184


GRABENWEG 68
6020 INNSBRUCK
Austria
Administrative contact: Dana Zajic
Tel.: +43 1 2364002 15
Fax: +43 1 2364002 99
E-mail
MODUL UNIVERSITY VIENNA GMBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 184 016


AM KAHLENBERG 1
1190 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Maximilian Lang
Tel.: +43 1 3203555 535
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 567 146


PLACE DU PARC 20
7000 MONS
Belgium
Administrative contact: Bernard Gosselin
Tel.: +32 65 374706
Fax: +32 65 374729
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 419 900


DUFOURSTRASSE 50
9000 ST GALLEN
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
Tel.: +41712242793
Fax: +41712242771
E-mail
VYSOKA SKOLA EKONOMICKA V PRAZE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 356 880


W CHURCHILL SQUARE 4
130 67 PRAHA 3
Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Martina Sušánková
Tel.: +420 224095790
E-mail
RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 405 031


Masurenallee 8-14
14057 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Bettina Heidkamp-Tchegloff
Tel.: +49 331 97993 50040
Fax: +49 331 97993 50049
E-mail
Condat AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 773 306


ALT MOABIT 91D
10559 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Rolf Fricke
Tel.: +49 30 3949 1109
Fax: +49 30 3949 1300
E-mail
EURECOM
France

EU contribution: EUR 500 124


ROUTE DES CHAPPES 450 CAMPUS SOPHIATECH
06410 BIOT
France
Administrative contact: Claire CRISTOFARO
Tel.: +33 4 93008258
Fax: +33 4 93008200
E-mail
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 920 000


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6th Km
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Administrative contact: Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos
Tel.: +30 2310498210
Fax: +30 2310498110
E-mail
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 469 888


Science Park 123
1098XG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Margriet Brouwer
Tel.: +31 20 592 4253
Fax: +31 20 592 4199
E-mail
NOTERIK BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 384 360


DITLAAR 7
1066 EE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Jechiam Gural
Tel.: +31 205929966
E-mail
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR BEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 213 024


SUMATRALAAN 45
1217GP HILVERSUM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Johan Oomen
Tel.: +31624151991
E-mail
Record Number: 100796 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11