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BRIDGING THE GAP FOR ENHANCED BROADCAST

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 610691

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 286 751

  • EU contribution

    € 3 547 278

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

Project description

Connected and Social media BRIDGET is opening new dimensions for multimedia content creation and consumption by enhancing broadcast programmes with bridgets.  A bridget links from the programme you are watching to second screen, interactive media such as web pages, images, audio clips, different types of video (2D, multi-view, with depth information, free viewpoint) and synthetic 3D models.
Bridgets can be:
• created automatically or manually by broadcasters, either from their own content (e.g., archives, Internet and other services) or from wider Internet sources;
• created by end users, either from their local archives or from Internet content;
• transmitted in the broadcast stream or independently;
• filtered by a recommendation engine based on user profile, relevance, quality, etc.;
• enjoyed on the common main screen or a private second screen, in a user-centric and immersive manner, e.g., within 3D models allowing users to place themselves inside an Augmented Reality (AR) scene at the exact location from which the linked content was captured.
To deliver the above, BRIDGET will develop:
• a hybrid broadcast/Internet architecture;
• a professional Authoring Tool (AT) to generate bridgets and dynamic AR scenes with spatialised audio;
• an easy-to-use AT for end users;
• a player to select bridgets, and consume and navigate the resulting dynamic AR scenes.
The AT and player will use a range of sophisticated and innovative technologies extending state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction, media analysis and visual search; enabling customised and context-adapted hybrid broadcast/Internet services offering enhanced interactive, multi-screen, social and immersive content for new forms of AR experiences. BRIDGET tools will be based on and contribute to international standards, thus ensuring the creation of a true horizontal market and ecosystem for connected TV and contributed media applications.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Address

Stag Hill
Gu2 7xh Guildford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 712 000

Administrative Contact

Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)

Participants (8)

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 319 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 463 960

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 377 037

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 481 412

RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 338 010

CEDEO SAS DI CHIARIGLIONE LEONARDO EC

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 000

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 286 000

VISUAL ATOMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 320 359

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 610691

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 286 751

  • EU contribution

    € 3 547 278

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom