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Hybrid Broadcast Broadband for All

Project description

Open objective for innovation The project will show how technology can help to provide more and better TV access services tailored to the users' needs at lower cost in a multilingual Europe

The project HBB4ALL addresses a wide range of accessibility features for a multi-platform media environment - focusing on the hybrid broadcast-broadband TV(HbbTV) concept or Smart TV. The project aims at advancing solutions to future accessibility problems, when HbbTV becomes widespread in Europe.

Understanding interoperability in a multiplatform and multilanguage comminication will allow to test easy colutions for media accessibility.

How to watch TV content on PC, tablets, samrt phones and TVs with an array of communication solutions such as: subtitling, audio description, clean audio, and many customizable features.

Multiple EU languages, large and small, sign language, and language situation - monolingual, bilingual - will be taken into consideration and also the three translation modes : dubbing, subtitling and voice-over.

The project is also benchmarking quality of access services from a user-centric approach, and will promote accessibility as an added value for education, therapy, and social inclusion.


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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Campus De La Uab Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 469 958

Administrative Contact

Alejandra Campos (Ms.)

Participants (11)

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SWISS TXT AG

Switzerland

VSONIX GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 890

RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 282 051

INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 316 292

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 342

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 139 441

CORPORACIO CATALANA DE MITJANS AUDIOVISUALS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 158 320

HOLKEN CONSULTANTS AND PARTNERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 118 795

PEOPLE'S PLAYGROUND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 76 173

RADIO E TELEVISAO DE PORTUGAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 105 488

SCREEN SUBTITLING SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 188 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 621014

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

CIP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 700 123

  • EU contribution

    € 2 257 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain