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  • The EasyTV Project presented to the ALMA Network

    Category: news, events on Jan 30th, 2020

    The EasyTV Project was presented on 30th January to the ALMA Network experts. The meeting took place at the UAB campus in Barcelona. This network specialises in the research of accessibility and minority languages, and it includes both academic researchers and industry experts, all from Spain.

    Each participant presented the technologies or projects they were developing. After each presentation, a small discussion took place among the attendants to gather feedback. CCMA presented the EasyTV crowdsourcing platform.

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  • EasyTV article - Published in CORDIS Research*eu Magazine

    Category: news on Jan 27th, 2020

    EasyTV project contributed to the latest Research*eu magazine special feature on ‘The growing power of media content convergence’.
    The published article can be found here:

     

    https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/411718-helping-europeans-with-disabilities-access-media-content-more-easily

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  • CCMA/TV3 starts the test phase of the EasyTV project

    Category: news on Jan 16th, 2020

    CCMA/TV3 has called for volunteers to help subtitle some of its programs in Spanish, English, Arabic and Amazigh. This is a pilot test that will be carried out over the coming months and is part of the EasyTV initiative, which is part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The aim is "to check the the tools that in the future, will improve the access of  different cultures audiences to Catalan television."

     Those offered to participate in the project will not have to directly translate the content, but rather their task will be to collaborate on "the correction of texts generated by an automatic translator through an online platform". Subtitles will be generated before the program airs, so that when broadcast, each viewer can choose in what language they want to view them.

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    Public call : https://twitter.com/tv3cat/status/1217380587515924482?s=20

    Page to engage volunteers to participate: https://www.ccma.cat/easytv/

    Press references: https://www.ara.cat/media/tv3-voluntaris-subtitols-traduccio_0_2381161997.html

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  • 8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards

    Category: events on Dec 5th, 2019

    Event's date: 21 - 22 November 2019

    Place of celebration: Megaron International conference center - Athens.

    Kind of event: Industry meeting and conferences with marketers, advertisers, broadcasters, digital platform suppliers, manufacturers, app & service developers and many other further industry stakeholders.

    Outreach: More than 300 Professionals.

    Link to the main event:
    https://www.hbbtv.org/8th-hbbtv-symposium-and-awards-2019/

    Summary of the participation:

    The CCMA participates in the 8th HbbTV Symposium in Athens and shows EasyTV project results.

    The Catalan Broadcasting Corporation has participated these days at the HbbTV Symposium in Athens. This is the biggest event to listen to and discuss with high level speakers all relevant topics in the HbbTV universe, which enhance the user experience in a competitive audio-visual market, offering new and engaging interactive services to the end user

    During the Symposium, the project manager of the Department of Research and New Services of the CCMA, Francesc Mas, offered the conference titled "New HbbTV Apps & New Trends", in which he presented the present and future projects with the technology HbbTV in which the CCMA participates.

    Among the projects presented, highlights the future HbbTV service with accessibility enhancements that will facilitate the interaction of users with visual impairments thanks to the voice guidance offered while the users navigate through menus, sections and options of the TV3 red button service.

    In the same way, the new multi-language subtitling authoring and distribution service was also presented, which will allow to offer audiovisual contents accessible not only for people with hearing loss, but also for foreign language people and language learning purposes.

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  • EasyTV at the Barcelona Sc13nc3 Fest 2019

    Category: events, news on Nov 1st, 2019

    Every year Barcelona organizes an encounter with science, technology, knowledge and culture. This year is on the 26 and 27 October. The Thirteenth Science Festival offers around 200 activities in 24 venues to find out about the research conducted in Barcelona and its area of influence.

    See info in this link.

    The activities bring all topics of scientific research within everyone's grasp and some of them do so within the framework of three famous personalities and events that have transformed society: the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, 150 years since Dmitri Mendeléiev published the periodic table of chemical elements and 50 years since mankind reached the Moon.

    This year the festival is for people of all ages, from young children under 6, boys and girls, to teenagers, families and adults with a new area of workshops and demonstrations for people aged 16 and up. Professionals from more than 150 organisations will tell you about their research and discoveries through many different formats in which science and technology often come together with games, the visual arts and shows.

    The Thirteenth Science festival is increasing its commitment to digital content and reducing the event's environmental impact. You can find the full activity programme on this website, which you can also access using the QR codes on the signage. There will also be an information point and support staff to answer any questions in the Moll de la Fusta.

    UAB organized a space “If you could not see” where all their H2020 projects were presented, including EasyTV, represented by Irene Tor Carroggio, Daniel Segura and Pilar Orero.

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