Experience interactive and personalised radio at IBC with HRADIO and MARCONI

Experience interactive and personalised radio at IBC with HRADIO and MARCONI

Are you curious to find out about the interaction tools that MARCONI offers to radio stations? Would you like to learn more about how HRADIO enables broadcast radio to be enriched with digital services? Come experience it for yourself at IBC! From the 13th till the 17th of September, MARCONI and HRADIO will have a joint stand in the Future Zone of IBC, where MARCONI showcases customised software tools to increase and automatise listener interaction, and HRADIO enables hybrid listening experiences, seamlessly combining linear broadcasts with on-demand content. Together, the projects let IBC visitors experience interactive and personalised radio, at home, on the road, or at the festival, in a stand that is uniquely designed for the experience.

Bringing interactive radio to ACM TVX

Bringing interactive radio to ACM TVX

On the 5th of June, the first workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences (IRE) took place at ACM TVX, the International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video, at MediaCityUK in Salford, UK. Despite the increasingly interactive nature of radio experiences, the topic has been neglected so far at TVX and other conferences that address interactive media. The workshop, jointly organised by the H2020-projects MARCONI and HRadio, brought together researchers and practitioners working on tools, services and applications that enable interactive radio experiences.

MARCONI at the NEM Summit 2019

MARCONI at the NEM Summit 2019

The NEM Initiative, the New European Media Technology Platform, held its 11th edition of the main annual conference NEM Summit 2019 in Zagreb, from the 22nd to 23rd of May, 2019. The conference addressed many of today’s hot topics related to the Smart Content by Smart Creators. The rich conference programme was supplemented by an exhibition area, where research and innovation projects under programmes of the European Commission and other public authorities, including SMEs and creative industries, and research/academic organisations demonstrated their recent achievements in the areas of the future digital media experiences.

MARCONI participated at the event, with several partners of the consortium being also part of the Steering Board of NEM. Moreover, a MARCONI stand was set up in the exhibition area and we showcased the results of the first MARCONI pilots to different stakeholders, and announced the future plans for the open pilots, where external radio stations can use the MARCONI platform for their very own scenario.  

Workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences (IRE): Programme finalised

The workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences, organized by the MARCONI and HRadio projects at the TVX 2019 conference, is just one week away. The programme of the half day workshop is now available here. The workshop will include invited talks from BBC and Konsole Labs and four industry presentations and papers. The workshop will close with a discussion round, aiming at outlining future research directions.

Looking forward to seeing you at the IRE workshop in Salford!

Pilot at NPO: a chatbot for NPO Radio 5

Pilot at NPO: a chatbot for NPO Radio 5

As part of MARCONI, public broadcaster NPO and service provider Faktion developed a chatbot for the radio station NPO Radio 5. Listeners are able to ask questions about the different radio shows (time and day, what is it about, who is the presenter), the DJ’s, songs, competitions and more general frequently asked questions such as “How can I listen to the station abroad?” or “How can I listen to a programme that’s already been broadcasted?”. Via smart connection with the editorial radio system, questions about programmes, songs and DJ’s could be automatically answered, as all the information is already available.

MARCONI at NAB

MARCONI at NAB

From the 6th till the 11th of April, the annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) took place in Las Vegas, USA. The show's tagline is "Where Content Comes to Life". NAB show is the largest show for media, entertainment and technology. The NAB shows covers: broadcast TV, radio, production, post production, news gathering, streaming, cable TV, satellite TV, film restoration, data storage, data management, weather forecasting, industrial TV, FX, CGI, connected media, cyber security and more.

NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. At the event, MARCONI had a booth to showcase its interactive and personalised radio solutions.

This was MARCONI at Radiodays Europe 2019 - the workshop, the conference, the exhibition

This was MARCONI at Radiodays Europe 2019 - the workshop, the conference, the exhibition

From the 31st of March till the 2nd of April, MARCONI was present at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne to showcase the platform and its components for the open pilots. Radiodays Europe is born as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals. At the event, MARCONI and the project HRADIO had a joint booth at the exhibition and were also presented during the conference.

MARCONI at IRIS 2019

MARCONI at IRIS 2019

IRIS2019, International Legal Informatics Symposium, is the biggest event on legal informatics (law and IT) in central Europe. It took place in February 2019 at the University of Salzburg, with University of Vienna as the main organiser. Already in its 22nd year, about 130 speakers presented the latest developments in their field, of which also the MARCONI consortium.