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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
H2B2VS showcases the 1st version of its French Terrestrial demonstrator during the “Loading the Future 2013” event in Rennes on 14 November 2013.
The 1st integration step of the French H2B2VS demonstrator was successfully achieved in October 2013. Its purpose was to setup an end to end transmission chain of HEVC over DVB-T2. It relies on the ImaginLab DVB-T2 Platform which was enriched by HEVC encoding and decoding equipment. It allows the simultaneous transmission of a live-transcoded 1080p25 French HDTV channel and off-line-encoded 2160p25 Ultra HD file content
H2B2Vs continues to work with the MPEG standardization body to enable signaling and synchronization of external enhancements of programs carried over MPEG-2 Transport Stream. In particular the project’s proposal can be used to locate and synchronize external content with an MPEG-2 TS program, regardless of the external content packaging or coding types.read more
Thomson Video Networks today announced that HISPASAT has launched a trial demonstration of Ultra HD content delivery using the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression capabilities of the ViBE™ VS7000 multi-screen encoding platform. HISPASAT, a leading satellite transmission operator with a strong presence in Europe and South America, is deploying the VS7000 to deliver HEVC-encoded Ultra HD content to air via its HISPASAT 1E satellite platform. At IBC2013, HISPASAT will demonstrate live Ultra HD video streams using the Thomson Video Networks technology.read more
TURKU, FINLAND – 20/08/2013 – Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, has joined forces with major media technology companies from five European countries to participate in an industry-driven Celtic-Plus research project: H2B2VS – HEVC Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Video Services. The project investigates the hybrid distribution of TV programmes and services over broadcast and broadband networks, focusing on key factors that will significantly impact the delivery of multimedia contents in Europe. The project will be carried out during the period 2013-2015 and it is coordinated by Thomson Video Networks.read more
In contribution m30300 presented at the 105th MPEG Meeting in Vienna, H2B2VS submitted a follow-up on hybrid MPEG-2 TS/broadband delivery scenarios with suggested modifications to the existing working draft. The proposal includes a new syntax based on descriptors for future extensibility, a more compact representations of URLs, signaling of splicing points. The timing information has also been extended to carry SMPTE time codes and NTP timestamps.read more
The H2B2VS supported the initial technical proposal submitted by Telecom ParisTech and referenced “M29227 – Timeline Delivery for MPEG-2 TS enhancements”.
The project also contributed to this proposal by proposing Use Cases requiring such TS enhancements.