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ADM profiles for open object-based audio workflows

Our efforts to establish a Next Generation Audio (NGA) production workflow based on open standards is still ongoing. Next Generation Audio is designed to deliver highly adaptable audio for immersive, more personalized experiences and accessibility services. The Audio Definition Model (ADM) and the EBU ADM Renderer (EAR) are the backbone of the production workflow we

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The EBU ADM Renderer at IBC

One of the key motivations behind our work is the creation and establishment of open, interoperable standards and formats for broadcasters. For Next Generation Audio (NGA) one of the missing puzzle pieces until recently was an open standard for a renderer. With the publication of Tech 3388 (aka the EBU ADM Renderer (EAR)) and the accompanying

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Towards 5G Broadcasting – A Showcase around European Championships 2018

The European Championships 2018 provided an opportunity for the IRT in collaboration with the EBU to show how audiovisual content produced in the state-of-the-art formats both live and on-demand can be distributed to large audiences in the 5G environment. As part of the 5G-Xcast project, several trials were conducted during the week of the event

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2-IMMERSE MotoGP multiscreen experience with HbbTV 2 retail devices

Partners in the EU-funded project 2-IMMERSE have developed a platform for multiscreen services. The architecture of the 2-IMMERSE platform has been built around the HbbTV 2 specification, mainly using the new companion-screen protocols for app-to-app communication and inter-device media synchronisation. At the beginning of the project there were no TV sets implementing the HbbTV-2 standard available.

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European collaboration for open NGA broadcast workflow successfully completed

More than three years ago, we initiated an European collaboration project called “ORPHEUS” along with our audio colleagues from BBC R&D. Our aim was to develop and establish an end-to-end workflow for object-based audio broadcasting, based on open standards.  So we teamed up with major European companies and institutions, which are all experts in their

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Argos | Measuring the video stream quality

Users of media platforms are used to watch high quality video content over the internet, since many media platforms emerged that deliver high quality video content anytime, anywhere and on any device with intuitive applications. These platforms, like YouTube, Netlifx or Facebook have set the standard of video streaming very high. And this high standard

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Subtitles for 360° media – alternative presentation for immersive experiences

Introduction When subtitles are provided in a 360° environment, they are typically fixed at the bottom of the screen and centered horizontally. This is fine for common 2D TV, but maybe is not the best strategy for 360° media. By making use of the additional “dimension”, maybe subtitles can convey more than just textual information.

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HbbTV Application Discovery over Broadband

  Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) is a global initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to consumers through connected TVs, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. The new HbbTV feature Application Discovery (ADB) over Broadband has been desgined to expand HbbTV usage to additional market segments. The key usage mode

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