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  • European Audio Subtitles Day - Barcelona

    Category: events on Feb 21st, 2019

    Date: Postponed

    Location: Barcelona

    CCMA is organising an Audio subtitle Day to raise awareness of the accessibility possibilities of existing subtitling assets.

    The day will look at the production, distribution, standardisation and regulations of audio subtitles, to offer workflow solutions and share existing know-how from other EU public broadcasters.

    The event is organised from the EU funded projects EasyTV and ImAc.

    In Europe media accessibility is moving fast from "raising awareness" to full implementation. This move is due to the publication in 2018 of the revised Audiovisual Media Directive

    The new legal framework establishes new obligations along reporting conditions. While some traditional accessibility services such as subtitling or sign language interpreting are well known, perhaps due to its visibility in the screen, other services such as audio description or audio/spoken subtitles are still in their infancy.

    EasyTV and ImAc are two of the three EC financed H2020 projects on accessibility focusing on audio subtitles.
    During 2019 a number of workshops will be organized across Europe. The aim is to:

    • show existing broadcast solutions across Europe,
    • to present the ISO/IEC 20071-25
    • gather requirements to the many existing workflows,
    • to analyse costs
    • propose a EU iconography for accessibility services
    • and to think of solutions.

    Organized by:

    Logo CCMA

    European Projects:

    Logo EASYTV
    logo IMMERSIVE ACCESSIBILITY
     

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  • H2020 Accessibility Cluster Workshop 5th February 2019

    Category: events on Feb 21st, 2019

    The coordinators of the ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB organised the workshop “Beyond Media and Convergence accessibility cluster: a European perspective on accessibility” in the frame of Accessibility Cluster as part of the Media Convergence and Social Media Concertation Meeting organized by the European Commission.

    The workshop was jointly organized by the coordinators of the ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB projects with the aim of presenting each project goals, their current achievements and future developments. This was expected to facilitate networking and interaction among the projects coordinators and selected distinguished stakeholders, among others Policy Makers, User Organization representatives, European Commission representatives.

    The workshop took place on the afternoon of Tuesday February 5th in Brussels, Belgium with the following agenda:

    • 13.30 - 14.45 Forewords and chairing by a representative of EDF; ImAc, EasyTV, Content4ALL and SIGN-HUB individual presentations. 
    • 14.45 - 15.45 Projects demo, videos, posters and space for interaction
    • 15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break and end of the public session 

    The workshop continued with a private session reserved to the members of the four projects to explore interactions and synergies among the different projects.

    The event was chaired by Alejandro Moledo, Head of Policy at the European Disability Forum (EDF) 

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  • ITU-EC Forum for Europe on "Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL"

    Category: events on Dec 13th, 2018

    Date: 13 December 2018

    Location: Vienna, Austria

    Kind of event: Academic + Industry + Administration

    Outreach: approx. 200 participants

    Link to the main event

    Summary of the participation: Pilar Orero (UAB) talked about EU funding towards research and training in media and presented some projects the research group TransMedia Catalonia is currently working on, among which there is EasyTV.

     

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  • 7th HbbTV Symposium and Awards

    Category: events on Dec 12th, 2018

    Date: 14th & 15th November 2018

    Place: ESMT (Business School) - Berlin

    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/7th-hbbtv-symposium-and-awards-2018/

    Summary of the participation:

    The 7th HbbTV Symposium and Awards took place in Berlin on 14th & 15th November 2018 and provided the unique platform to listen to and discuss with high level speakers all relevant topics in the HbbTV universe. Demonstrations of the most recent and future services provided an inside to the technologies enabled by HbbTV.

    More than 300 attendants visited the Symposium, including marketers, advertisers, broadcasters, digital platform suppliers, manufacturers, app and service developers and many further industry stakeholders during this unique event in  Berlin.

    Francesc Mas offered a conference entitled "HbbTV, an excellent partner in the path of innovation" in which he presented several projects related to the HbbTV technology, as is the application for smart TVs "Super3 Channel Red Button" that has allowed multiplying the consumption of children's content on compatible TVs by eight. Francesc Mas also explained the advances made in the European project EasyTV, where the second screen will allow the consumption of audiovisual contents or accessibility services enriching the broadcast on HbbTV televisions.

     

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  • EasyTV at the MUTEI presentation

    Category: events on Nov 26th, 2018

    Date: 23th November

    Location: UAB

    Kind of event: Academic

    Outreach: 5 young researchers

    Summary of the participation: Presentation of various projects the UAB research group TransMedia Catalonia is currently carrying out, including EasyTV.

    The PPT presented can be found here.

    Link to the main event: https://www.uab.cat/web/estudiar/l-oferta-de-masters-oficials/informacio-general/traduccio-interpretacio-i-estudis-interculturals-1096480139517.html?param1=1345664655758

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