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Hybrid Radio everywhere for everyone

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761813

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 255 538,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 953 370,88

Coordinated by:

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

Objective

HRADIO (Hybrid Radio everywhere for everyone) focuses on radio service innovations enabled by convergence. While radio, with its rich editorial content, remains a highly popular medium, listening figures are slowly declining, particularly among youngsters. With the rapid rise of smartphones, radio faces competition from many new services including music steaming platforms. Regular radio today often does not include attractive features as known from vertical platforms. And if present, they are mostly not well integrated with the actual radio programme. This is where HRADIO will deliver.
Driven by the industry need to create attractive new radio experiences, the project will leverage the full potential of hybrid technology for radio – enabling the integration of cost-effective broadcast distribution with new online features. Broadcasters will be enabled to personalise radio services (while respecting privacy), to provide intuitive functionalities like time-shifting and, eventually, to foster and to exploit user engagement. HRADIO will pave the way to bring these features not only to broadcasters’ native mobile applications, but also to portals, to connected radios and into the car. The core approach is to integrate validated solutions and to harmonise APIs which together will provide broadcasters with an abstracted service layer accessible across any device and distribution platform – ensuring sustainability and return of investment. Therefore, consumers will be able to access their personal radio services on different devices and platforms enabled by a seamless broadcast-internet integration for radio content distribution. All features will be tested in 3 phases of large-scale pilots involving broadcasters, app developers for mobile and automotive devices.
Eventually, HRADIO will publish its developments as ready-to-use Android and HTML client implementations including an extensive set of well documented APIs fostering new service developments for the radio sector.

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Address

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 501 125

Participants (7)

DE VLAAMSE RADIO EN TELEVISIEOMROEPORGANISATIE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 436 250

INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 530 562,50

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 372 750

GEIE ERCIM

France

EU Contribution

€ 289 625

RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 407 625

KONSOLE LABS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 308,38

UK RADIOPLAYER LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 230 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761813

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 255 538,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 953 370,88

Coordinated by:

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

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