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Multimedia networking

Multimedia networking

Objective

MEDIANET is about media content exchanges in digital networks. Targeting multimedia communications and A/V content distribution services for residential markets, it addresses new possible supply chain architectures and cooperation schemes between content owners, service providers, network service providers, and personal computer and consumer electronics industries. The MEDIANET Consortium gathers major European players: Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication equipment and services, Components, Value-added Integrators, Software Developers, Content Aggregators, as well as a number of Universities and Research Institutes in the vanguard of digital technologies, telecommunication and multimedia sciences. Research experts on industrial economics of content and networks stimulate the Consortium activities towards more economical relevance.

The MEDIANET initiative aims at the abolition of obstacles in Europe to the exchange of digital media and audio-visual goods from creators and providers to customers and between citizens, while protecting at the same time suppliers' and customers' investments, content owners' rights, assuring a fair revenues sharing to the stakeholders of the value chain and permitting the necessary regulation actions. The MEDIANET open architecture model will enable the deployment of a plethora of different multimedia services from different suppliers over common access and home networks. It will develop enabling technologies, equipment, architectures, services as well as related standards, business models and good practices, addressing content distribution and access services, access/home interworking at the gateway, common home networking, distributed media storage systems, multimedia terminal platforms, common content protection approaches with different digital rights management systems. Advanced coding/decoding circuits based on the latest standards will enable HQ audio-video distribution over wireless connections.

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Coordinator

THOMSON

Address

Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 46
92100 Boulogne Billancourt

France

Administrative Contact

Participants (33)

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ADETTI - ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS TELECOMUNICACOES E TECNICAS DE INFORMATICA

Portugal

ALCATEL BELL NV

Belgium

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

BELGACOM SOCIETE ANONYME DE DROIT PUBLIC

Belgium

CANAL+

France

CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE

Italy

DE VLAAMSE RADIO- EN TELEVISIEOMROEP

Belgium

DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH

Germany

DITOCOM SARL

France

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS

France

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

Belgium

ITALTEL S.P.A.

Italy

L UP

France

NDS TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE

France

NEXTREAM FRANCE

France

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands

PHILIPS FRANCE S.A.S.

France

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

STEPMIND

France

STMICROELECTRONICS BELGIUM N.V.

Belgium

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.

Italy

STMICROELECTRONICS SA

France

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

TELEKOM AUSTRIA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

THOMSON R & D FRANCE SNC

France

THOMSON TELECOM SAS

France

TRIALOG

France

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

WHITE BALANCE-PROJECTS POOL AGENCY GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507452

  • Start date

    1 December 2003

  • End date

    28 February 2006

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 29 114 386

  • EU contribution

    € 15 697 401

Coordinated by:

THOMSON

France