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Multimedia networking

Objective

MEDIANET is about media content exchanges in digital networks. Targeting multimedia communications and A/V content distribution services for residential markets, it addresses new possible supply chain architectures and cooperation schemes between content owners, service providers, network service providers, and personal computer and consumer electronics industries. The MEDIANET Consortium gathers major European players: Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication equipment and services, Components, Value-added Integrators, Software Developers, Content Aggregators, as well as a number of Universities and Research Institutes in the vanguard of digital technologies, telecommunication and multimedia sciences. Research experts on industrial economics of content and networks stimulate the Consortium activities towards more economical relevance.

The MEDIANET initiative aims at the abolition of obstacles in Europe to the exchange of digital media and audio-visual goods from creators and providers to customers and between citizens, while protecting at the same time suppliers' and customers' investments, content owners' rights, assuring a fair revenues sharing to the stakeholders of the value chain and permitting the necessary regulation actions. The MEDIANET open architecture model will enable the deployment of a plethora of different multimedia services from different suppliers over common access and home networks. It will develop enabling technologies, equipment, architectures, services as well as related standards, business models and good practices, addressing content distribution and access services, access/home interworking at the gateway, common home networking, distributed media storage systems, multimedia terminal platforms, common content protection approaches with different digital rights management systems. Advanced coding/decoding circuits based on the latest standards will enable HQ audio-video distribution over wireless connections.

Coordinator

THOMSON
Address
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 46
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
France

Participants (33)

ADETTI - ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS TELECOMUNICACOES E TECNICAS DE INFORMATICA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas - Edificio Iscte
1600-082 Lisboa
ALCATEL BELL NV
Belgium
Address
Francis Wellesplein 1
2018 Antwerpen
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
BELGACOM SOCIETE ANONYME DE DROIT PUBLIC
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii, 27
1030 Bruxelles
CANAL+
France
Address
Quai Andre Citroen 85/89
75711 Paris
CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazza Alessandro D'ancona 1
56127 Pisa
DE VLAAMSE RADIO- EN TELEVISIEOMROEP
Belgium
Address
Auguste Reyerslaan 52
1043 Brussel - Schaarbeek
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH
Germany
Address
Hermann-schwer-strasse 3
78048 Villingen-schwenningen
DITOCOM SARL
France
Address
Campus De Ker Lann
35174 Bruz
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW
Belgium
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
ITALTEL S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Reiss Romoli - Localita Castelletto
20019 Settimo Milanese
L UP
France
Address
4B Rue Saint Sauveur
75002 Paris 02
NDS TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
France
Address
65 Rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
NEXTREAM FRANCE
France
Address
17 Rue Du Petit Albi
95800 Cergy Saint Christophe
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Boschdijk 525
5621 JG Eindhoven
PHILIPS FRANCE S.A.S.
France
Address
2 Rue Benoit Malon
92150 Suresnes
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
STEPMIND
France
Address
4T Rue De L'ouest
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
STMICROELECTRONICS BELGIUM N.V.
Belgium
Address
Excelsiorlaan 44-46
1930 Zaventem
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Olivetti 2
20041 Agrate Brianza
STMICROELECTRONICS SA
France
Address
29 Boulevard Romain Rolland
92120 Montrouge
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELEKOM AUSTRIA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
Address
Schwarzenbergplatz 3
1010 Wien
THOMSON R & D FRANCE SNC
France
Address
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 46
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
THOMSON TELECOM SAS
France
Address
46 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
92100 Boulogne
TRIALOG
France
Address
25 Rue Du General Foy
75008 Paris
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8
47002 Valladolid
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
1 Place De L'universite
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
WHITE BALANCE-PROJECTS POOL AGENCY GMBH
Germany
Address
Schlachte 3/5
Bremen