Apr 14

ReTV Solutions: Supporting the Reuse of Broadcaster Collections Online

After three years of extensive research, the ReTV project has delivered user applications that demonstrate how broadcasters and media archives can use AI-powered technologies to reuse their audiovisual collections with more impact. In this blog post, we share our insights gathered from the evaluation of these applications... read more →
Feb 24
Feb 04

ReTV in 2020: re-imagining television during a pandemic

When the ReTV project kicked off in 2018 with the goal to re-imagine television for an interactive age, none of us imagined what the third and final year of the project would bring. With the first global pandemic (since the Spanish flu a century earlier) dominating the events... read more →
Dec 09

ReTV 8th Online General Assembly

On 3-4 December, ReTV partners held the eighth general assembly.  As we approach the final year of the project, partners from different locations in Europe gathered online to discussed the final and future steps of ReTV. During the two-day meeting, partners introduced results and key updates of the ReTV applications.... read more →
Nov 12
Sep 29
Aug 07

Under the radar: ReTV solutions featured in the EU innovation Radar

We are excited to announce that innovations developed under our Horizon 2020 research project analysed by the European Commission's Innovation Radar are now featured on their website.  The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative that identifies high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. The... read more →
Jun 23

ReTV 7th Online General Assembly

On 3-4 June, ReTV partners held the seventh general assembly. Two and a half years since the beginning of the project have flown by and the two-day online meeting was a great opportunity to review the progress made so far, plan for the last half a year of the... read more →
Apr 29
Apr 16

Summarizing videos on the Web

Journalists, broadcasters, as well as simple users regularly create video content to be published in established (e.g., TV) and emerging (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram) channels. Whilst content produced for TV (e.g., an episode of a TV show) or for an amateur's own use (e.g., vacation footage) can... read more →
Apr 09

Reinvent & Adapt: TV in the Times of COVID-19

Under the unprecedented condition of the COVID-19 pandemic, the media industry finds itself in a challenging position - while the production and distribution activities are facing major disruptions, self-isolation has surged the consumption of content. We share some examples of how media organisations are adapting to the current situation... read more →
Feb 21

ReTV 6th General Meeting: Discussing the future of TV

On January 27th and 28th, partners from ReTV gathered for their 6th General assembly. The meeting was hosted by the consortium partners the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, in Hilversum, The Netherlands.  During the two day meeting, partners gathered to present updates and revise the accomplished milestones of... read more →
Feb 18
Feb 13

ReTV Rewind 2019

TV is changing and ReTV is providing data and innovative technology for media companies to adapt. 2019 marks the second year for ReTV, a European collaborative research project funded by the Horizon 2020 scheme. Since the beginning, ReTV’s slogan has been: re-inventing TV for the interactive age. So,... read more →
Jan 14

ReTV award-winning paper at the MMM2020

On January 8th, ReTV’s partners CERTH presented the ReTV-supported paper on “Unsupervised Video Summarization via Attention-Driven Adversarial Learning” at the 26th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling in Daejeon, Korea. Authored by E. Apostolidis, E. Adamantidou, A. Metsai, V. Mezaris & I. Patras, the paper has been awarded the “Best... read more →
Nov 06

Dispatches from our First Stakeholder Meeting

On October 15, We hosted our first ReTV Stakeholder meeting in Potsdam, Germany. We invited eight professionals from media organisations across Europe, to join us for a discussion about the future of television and the support that media organisations need to connect to their audiences in the changing media... read more →
Oct 30

How AI is Reinventing TV

Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword in academia and industry. Some advances made possible by AI have achieved huge publicity - automatic translation, voice controlled assistants or deepfakes, for example. The multimedia research community has seen more accurate image and video understanding made possible, and the TV and media... read more →
Oct 22

The SUM-GAN-sl method for video summarization

Say hello to SUM-GAN-sl, a deep learning architecture for unsupervised video summarization, that doesn’t require the existence of extensively annotated data. Video summarization provides a short visual summary that encapsulates the flow of a story and the essential parts of an original full-length video. Automating the creation of video... read more →
Jul 18

Have Your Say – ReTV Stakeholder Meeting, 15 October in Berlin

Are you interested in shaping the future of television? ReTV has reached its halfway point and we're eager to share the project results with you. We are looking for industry professionals based in Europe with a background in public or private broadcasting, advertising or audiovisual archiving to join the... read more →
Jun 21
May 23
May 21

Content sWitch for a modern content experience

In this blog post, the ReTV project partner Genistat introduces a demo version of Content sWitch - a tool which allows broadcasters to personalise their content and prepare it for on-demand consumption online.  The fact that everybody gets exactly the same TV program is a feature of television that... read more →
Mar 14

AI for media management

You wake up and check the weather forecast, your emails and social media notifications on your smartphone. You will likely be checking social media numerous times throughout the day. You view news content across various online channels. After work,... read more →
Feb 05

ReTV Partners plan 2019 project activities in Zürich

ReTV Partners met in Zürich recently to plan the project activities for 2019. It is set to be an exciting year as the initial preparatory work last year flows into the design and implementation of several scenarios. ReTV foresees two primary scenarios targeting the professional user at the... read more →
Oct 04

IFA 2018 – Visiting the Digital Future

As part of (German public broadcasting network) the ARD’s ‘Digital World’ presentation at IFA (31.08-05.09.2018), public broadcaster RBB demonstrated the latest results from their current EU-funded projects, including Hyper360, ImAc, HRadio and, of course, ReTV, to a fully-engaged and curious audience. During IFA, RBB also conducted the first user tests,... read more →
Jul 17

Publication of Public Broadcasting Content in the Commons

Last year, public broadcaster VPRO produced a ten-part documentary series titled The Mind of the Universe, in which leading scientists from various fields were interviewed about their work. Aware of their role as a public institution, and looking for bigger impact, VPRO decided to distribute this series under an open... read more →
May 22

Beyond TV audience forecasting

Forecasting the audience for a particular TV show is an old, but still relevant problem. It is important to know the future audience of a show as precisely as possible to optimise the buying of ads. If an ad-break underperforms, the TV channel has to compensate the advertiser with additional... read more →
Mar 07

Press Release: Re-inventing TV for the interactive age

ReTV is a new EU project providing novel solutions for broadcasters and their content partners to publish on multiple media channels with the effort of one: Broadcasters suffer from a growing divide between their viewers and their content: they need to evolve into multi-channel content publishers, managing their traditional broadcast... read more →
Feb 28

ReTV project kicked off in Amsterdam

The new H2020 project ReTV (Enhancing and Re-Purposing TV Content for Trans-Vector Engagement) kicked off in Amsterdam on the 31st of January 2018. The meeting was hosted by coordinator, Vrije Universiteit, and attended by partners from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Greece. This 36 month project brings together computer... read more →