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Object-based broadcasting – for European leadership in next generation audio experiences

Objective

Object-based media is a revolutionary approach for creating and deploying interactive, personalised, scalable and immersive content, by representing it as a set of individual assets together with metadata describing their relationships and associations. This allows media objects to be assembled in groundbreaking ways to create new user experiences. Based on this paradigm, ORPHEUS specifically identified the, often neglected, audio sector to have high innovation potential.

ORPHEUS will develop, implement and validate a completely new end-to-end object-based media chain for audio content. The partners will lay the foundation for facilitating infinite combinations of audio objects in ways that are flexible and responsive to user, environmental and platform-specific factors. This includes innovative tools for capturing, mixing, monitoring, storing, archiving, playing out, distributing and rendering object-based audio.

Many media companies, including partners of this project, are ready to adopt this next-generation media representation but the challenges of real-world implementation and integration are yet to be tackled.

ORPHEUS will deliver a sustainable solution, ensuring that workflows and components for object-based audio scale up to enable cost-effective commercial production, storage, re-purposing, play-out and distribution. The ultimate aim is to bring the fascinating experience of object-based content to mass audiences at no added cost. ORPHEUS will demonstrate the new prodigious user experience through the realisation of close-to-market workflows, proofing the economic viability of object-based audio as an emerging media and broadcast technology. Collectively, the project partners encompass all knowledge and skills necessary to achieve these objectives.

To further foster the development of new capabilities in the European content creation industry, ORPHEUS will publish a reference architecture and guidelines on how to implement object-based audio chains.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 568 770

Participants (9)

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 381 620
Address
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 486 250
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 519 720
Address
Floriansmuhlstrasse 60
80939 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
GUPPIES IN THE DARK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 283 610
Address
Rapenburg 91 C
1011TW Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRINNOV AUDIO SA
France
EU contribution
€ 375 565
Address
5 Rue Edmon Michelet
93360 Neuilly Plaisance
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B-COM
France
EU contribution
€ 452 320
Address
Zac Des Champs Blancs Bat. A 13 Rue Claude Chappe
35510 Cesson Sevigne
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET DE COORDINATION ACOUSTIQUE MUSIQUE - IRCAM
France
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Rue Saint Merri 31
75004 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 555
Address
Rundfunkplatz 1
80335 Munchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MAGIX SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 320
Address
Quedlinburger Strasse 1
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)