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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.


  • 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:

    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.


  • 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.


  • EasyTV present at 2019 EBU Access Services Experts Group

    Category: events on Oct 21st, 2019

    EasyTV was present at 2019 EBU Access Services Experts Group. This group brings together broadcast professionals from access services such as subtitling, signed programmes, audio description and audio subtitling which enable sensory impaired people to access public broadcasters' content all over Europe.

    The agenda can be found here

    This group meets once a year to raise the most important questions during a plenary session which has become, over the years, the meeting point for those working in accessibility services across EBU organizations.

    Jordi Mata and Jordi Fabregat from CCMA with Pilar Orero (UAB)


  • CCMA demonstrated innovative accessibility solutions in immersive content at IBC

    Category: events, news on Sep 27th, 2019

    The Catalan Corporation of Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA) was present in the Future Zone area of IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, presenting the European ImAc and EasyTV accessibility projects in which both co-financed by the European Union participate in its H2020 program.

     Jordi Mata, Francisco Mas and Jordi Fabregat, from the Department of Engineering of CCMA, were in charge of showing the progress in these projects.

    CCMA at IBC 2019The ImAc project works on the integration of accessibility services into immersive experiences in 360º, attending to the needs of groups with vision, hearing, learning and elderly problems.

    IBC has presented the latest version of its web player on different devices (PC, connected television, smartphones, tablets and virtual glasses HMD) with the different types of presentation and customization developed, such as synchronized content playback between the HbbTV TV and a tablet. At the same time the different professional tools for editing accessibility content have been shown.

    The EasyTV project , based on the HbbTV hybrid television standard, shows a second screen application that offers accessibility solutions that complement the content of the main screen. You could also see a screen reader for HbbTV applications that allows people with visual difficulties to more easily access the desired content and a multilingual solution to create content such as subtitles or sign language through a collaborative crowdsourcing platform.