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R&D at IBC: The Exhibition

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Ant Miller Ant Miller | 18:40 UK time, Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The Exhibiton halls at IBC showcase the latest technologies from around the world in the fields of broadcast engineering, production and distribution, and increasingly from mobile and internet streaming media.  BBC R&D will have stands around the massive exhibition halls demonstrating some of our latest projects, showing our work in collaborative and independant projects.  For us this is a crucial opportunity to promote our developments to the wider industry.

We've listed the key stands where you'll find us below, and if you want to find the stands at the show- the handy venue guide should help.

BBC Research & Development, MyMedia - Hall 3, MyMedia stand 3.D02.
The MyMedia EC-funded collaborative research project is exploring the use of intelligent recommender systems for audio/visual content. The project has developed a shared-source software framework which provides all the components required to build a state-of-the-art recommender system.

BBC Research & Development, Engines - Hall 3, Engines stand 3.D05.

The ENGINES project (Enabling Next GeneratIon NEtworks for broadcast Services) aims at constituting a Task Force to support development of the Digital Video Broadcasting-Next Generation Handheld (DVB-NGH) standard. In addition ENGINES shall provide means for the verification and validation of advanced features of Digital Video Broadcasting - Second Generation Terrestrial (DVB-T2) standard and verification and validation for the coming DVB-NGH standard.

BBC Research & Development, No Tube - Hall 3, No Tube stand 3.D08
NoTube is a European project exploring television's future in the ubiquitous Web. NoTube is developing a platform which will use a service oriented architecture to integrate already existing functionalities such as EPG as well as advanced functionalities such as broadcaster metadata mediation, TV and multimedia content adaptation, various delivery mechanisms, semantic user profiling and recommendation. This service oriented platform, based on the hybrid broadcast/broadband TV provides the viewer in addition to program recommendations, personalised EPG and advertising with personalized multimedia programmes and social TV (bookmarking and sharing TV programs with one's friends).

BBC Research & Development, 3D4YOU - Hall 3, 3D4YOU stand 3.D11.
The 3D4YOU project is working to develop the key elements of a practical 3D television system, particularly, the definition of a 3D delivery format and guidelines for a 3D content creation process.

BBC Research & Development, Ingex - Hall 5, BBC R&D Ingex stand 5.A16
The Ingex system brings the huge advantages of tapeless production to multicamera programme making. Controlled from the production gallery, the system records all the studio feeds and stores them directly to disk.

BBC Research & Development, Barrier Free Access - Hall 10, EBU stand 10
The btf is showing accessibility projects from the BBC, NHK and RAI under the banner Barrier Free Access.



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