Amsterdam, The Nederlands – 11th -16th September 2015: H2B2VS project at IBC 2015

Amsterdam, The Nederlands – 11th -16th September 2015: H2B2VS project at IBC 2015

H2B2VS showcased several Use Cases in the Future Zone at IBC 2015:
• PIP insertion for Sign Language
• Hybrid distribution of scalable 4K
• Live & Pause – Trick modes
• Second view and social sharing
• Advertisement personalization
It was the opportunity for the project to reach a wide audience coming from the Broadcast industry.

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Paris, France – 11th June – 7th June 2015: H2B2VS at “FUTUR EN SEINE”

Paris, France – 11th June – 7th  June 2015: H2B2VS at “FUTUR EN SEINE”

“Futur en Seine” took place this year, from June 11th till 21st in the heart of Paris to presents the latest digital French and international innovations to professionals and consumers.

H2B2VS was kindly invited by France Télévisions to demonstrate the hybrid distribution of 4K TV, anticipating what could be the introduction of 4K on terrestrial TV networks.

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Vienna, Austria – 27th – 28th April 2015: Celtic+ Event

Vienna, Austria – 27th – 28th April 2015: Celtic+ Event

On the occasion of 2015 Celtic+ Event in Vienna, H2B2VS presented its results, showcasing some of the Use Cases which were implemented.

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Paris, France – 8th & 9th December 2014, Ultra HD Symposium

Paris, France – 8th & 9th December 2014, Ultra HD Symposium

HD Forum organised in Paris at Eutelsat premises a symposium on Ultra HD. It was the opportunity for more than 80 participants to exchange viewpoints on this emerging technology. A wide panel of actors was represented, from content creation to device manufacturers, including TV channels, Broadcasters, Telcos, satellite & terrestrial operators, … A lot of subjects were addressed either during presentations or panel discussions: End User experience Ultra HD calendar Ultra HD broadcasting Ultra HD ecosystem Ultra HD and cinema 4K live production All the presentations that were given can be accessed here. HD Forum invited Raoul Monnier as the Project Coordinator to present the hybrid approach of H2B2VS on Ultra HD. This presentation was given in collaboration with three other collaborative projects paving the way to Ultra HD. They are funded by the French Public Authorities and it was an opportunity to show their...

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Istanbul, Turkey – November 2014, Turkcell Technology Summit

Istanbul, Turkey – November 2014, Turkcell Technology Summit

Turkcell Technology Summit 2014 was successfully held on 12-13 November at the Halic Congress Center, Istanbul TURKEY. It has attracted over 12.000 participants and over 30 exhibitors from Turkey. The summit offered 112 sessions and more than 200 speakers , discussed the impact of the technological transformation of the business world. Basari Mobile prominently displayed the H2B2VS poster at the Basari Mobile’s booth in the exhibition area. Information about the project have been disseminated with project brochures. Project’s main focus, on-going progress and expected results has been presented to the interested contributors. Also 200 project leaflet distributed to the visitors during the...

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Strasbourg, France. 20th – 24th October, 110th MPEG Meeting

Strasbourg, France. 20th – 24th October, 110th MPEG Meeting

H2B2VS is at the initiative of the 1st MPEG workshop on Media Synchronization for Hybrid Delivery which was held in Strasbourg on October 22nd, 2014 (see invitation). This seminar was open to the public. Chaired by Marco Mattavelli from EPFL (H2B2VS partner), this workshop invited 6 speakers who presented an overview of the state of the art in this area (see presentations). H2B2VS was represented by Raoul Monnier who gave a talk on H2B2VS Use Cases and Business Models. A panel discussion was organized at the end of the workshop so that the speakers could answer the questions from the floor. Followed by more than 80 participants, this workshop was a success and attendants suggested the organizers to hold a 2nd edition within 2 years. In parallel to this workshop, demonstrations where organized. H2B2VS illustrated three Use Cases: Trick-mode on broadcast event, Multi view programme, Hybrid delivery of 4K scalable HEVC...

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Monaco, France April 23rd -24th 2014, Celtic + Event

Monaco, France April 23rd -24th 2014, Celtic + Event

During the Celtic-plus Event 2014 in Monaco, the H2B2VS partners presented the mid-term results of the project. Among them, the definition of hybrid use cases and associated business models, the status of hybrid Broadcast-Broadband H2B2VS demonstrators and also the achievements in standardization (MPEG & DVB) on synchronization mechanisms allowing the transmission of video services over Broadcast- Broadband hybrid networks. H2B2VS also showcased intermediate results of the project on its booth. The demonstration simulated the transmission of a video programme over a Broadcast network with additional video data on a Broadband network and their recombination to display an enhanced picture on the terminal. It relied on: Scalable High efficiency Video Coding (SHVC), MPEG2-TS for Broadcast delivery, DASH for Broadband delivery, The implementation of the Timeline Delivery for MPEG-2 TS enhancements (TEMI) which is being standardized at MPEG. This mechanism allows the synchronization of the auxiliary stream with the main...

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Valencia, Spain – March 31st, April 4th 2014, 108th MPEG Meeting

Valencia, Spain – March 31st, April 4th 2014, 108th MPEG Meeting

H2B2VS partners presented the first demonstration of hybrid content delivery by showing how to synchronize the 2 layers of a SHVC encoded video. With the parallel development of scalable extensions for HEVC (SHVC, MV-HEVC) and timeline and external media information carriage in MPEG-2 TS (TEMI), MPEG is creating the foundation of future services for the broadcast industry: flexibility and extensibility in media coding, carried over using heterogeneous networks, including broadcast and broadband networks. As part of the H2B2VS project, Telecom ParisTech and INSA/IETR have been working on a tight integration of scalable coding and transport layers through their respective open-source projects GPAC and OpenHEVC. This contribution demonstrates the combined usage of HEVC/SHVC, multicast MPEG-2 Transport Stream and on-demand MPEG-DASH in a prototype...

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San José, California – 17th-22nd Jan. 2014, 107th MPEG Meeting

San José, California – 17th-22nd Jan. 2014, 107th MPEG Meeting

Following the project’s contribution to the 107th MPEG Meeting in San José, California, WG11 has sent a liaison letter to DVB informing of the on-going work on timeline signaling in MPEG-2 TS, 13818-1:2013 DAM6. Some fruitful discussions happened in DVB CSS group, including some members of the H2B2VS project, and a liaison letter was sent back to MPEG (m31817). H2B2VS contributed to the MPEG input document addressing the technical questions in this liaison (m32287). H2B2VS has contributed as well to a submission to JCTVT requesting to define a profile for the HEVC scalable extension supporting Color Gamut and Bit-depth Scalability (CGS). Such a scalability technology may be considered in applications standardization committees such as DVB CM-AVC/CM-UHDTV or ATSC3.0. Considering the foreseeable evolution of capture and display device capabilities and use cases, CGS appears to be one major feature to be supported in upcoming mainstream applications. Finally, this contribution also suggests to establish a Liaison Statement on Color Gamut Scalability requirements and performance between DVB CM-AVC/CM-UHDTV, SC 29/WG 11 and SG...

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