BBC R&D

Abstract

This demonstration introduces the use of orchestrated media devices and object-based broadcasting to create immersive spatial audio experiences. Mobile phones, tablets, and laptops are synchronised to a common media timeline and contribute one or more individually delivered audio objects to the overall mix. A rule set for assigning objects to devices was developed through a trial production—a 13-minute audio drama called The Vostok-K Incident.

The same timing model as in HbbTV2.0 media synchronisation is used, and future work could augment linear television broadcasts or create novel interactive audio-visual experiences for multiple users. The demonstration will allow delegates to connect their mobile phones to the system. A unique mix is created based on the number and selected locations of connected devices.

This document was originally published in the Adjunct Proceedings of TVX 2019, Salford, UK. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8175281.v1

As of publication, the demonstration described is available to view online at https://vostok.virt.ch.bbc.co.uk/

This publication is part of the Immersive and Interactive Content section

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