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COllaborative Platform for trAnsmedia storytelling and cross channel distribution of EUROPEan sport events

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Sports clubs and associations streaming live for fans worldwide

Bypassing cable, broadcast and satellite television platforms, over-the-top (OTT) media services are streaming directly on the internet. In the world of sports, OTT is changing live sports broadcasts, which have been one of the strongholds of linear TV. Building on this new reality, the EU-funded COPA EUROPE project will develop cloud-based infrastructure for harvesting, accommodating, transmitting and distributing digital media representing sports and competitive events. This new venture is based on the application of artificial intelligence in the media and transmedia storytelling (boosting search, navigation, synchronisation and editing). It is also considering a semi-professional cloud-based live content workflow and blockchain, which can ensure delivery of a smart contract transaction ecosystem for paying subscribers.


COPA EUROPE aims to address the exploding demand for non-linear sports consumption (live and eSports) by leveraging OTT and combining it with new set of media technologies that will democratise the consumer experience, enable cost-sensitive live video from anywhere, and personalize the distribution to change the experience of each viewer individually. COPA EUROPE will deliver a cloud-based infrastructure for harvesting, accommodating, transmitting and distributing digital media with regard to sport and competitive events, including the infrastructure needed to allow content creators and producers of live coverage to react to live outcomes, via innovative workflows. COPA EUROPE vision is founded on four main pillars, ripe with potential for future media industry innovation:

Media AI, which implements a secure recommender system fuelled by FL, specifically tailored to support the launching of personalized OTT channels, incorporating a variety of data (video, audio, statistical data etc.) harmoniously blended with commercial offerings in order to provide an enriched experience, to promote the personalisation of the provided services.

Transmedia Storytelling, which aims to aid both connected subscribers and media professionals in indexing, searching, navigating, synchronizing and editing compelling productions from heterogeneous media sources and a variety of social media channels.

Semi professional cloud-based live content workflow, from live video contribution and transmission from anywhere, through basic tools for semi-professional content production leveraging on context-tailored transcoding and bonding transmission using multiple 5G links, and/or 4G together, to ensure reliability, video continuity, high resolution and user experience.

Blockchain, which provides support for P2P network infrastructure necessary to deliver an efficient smart contract transaction ecosystem, and subsequently deliver a decentralized live stream to individual paying subscribers.

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Net EU contribution
€ 622 562,50
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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 266 812,50

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