Interactive and personalised radio experiences with HRADIO and MARCONI at IBC

Interactive and personalised radio experiences with HRADIO and MARCONI at IBC

From the 13th till the 17th of September, MARCONI and HRADIO had a joint stand in the Future Zone of IBC. HRADIO showcased hybrid listening experiences, seamlessly combining linear broadcasts with on-demand content. MARCONI then brought customised software tools to increase and automatise listener interaction. Together, the projects let IBC visitors experience interactive and personalised radio, at home, on the road, or at the festival, in a stand that was uniquely designed for the experience. We were able to welcome many visitors with interest in hybrid listening experiences.

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HRADIO at IFA

HRADIO at IFA

For a second time, RBB demonstrated the latest results from the HRADIO project to an engaged audience as part of the ARD’s ‘Digitale Welt’ (‘Digital World’) at Berlin’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA). These results included live demo features about personalisation, interaction and visualisation. This year and edition of IFA, we presented a mobile application of a personalised radio service including chatbot elements. Furthermore, we also acquired numbers of enthusiastic consumers that are keen to participate in upcoming user testing.

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HRADIO at the annual MediaHub Brussels conference

HRADIO at the annual MediaHub Brussels conference

On the 27th of June, the Brussels MediaHub held its annual Conference. As part of the conference theme ‘Innovating Media Economics’, HRADIO coordinator Simon Delaere of imec-SMIT presented the project’s objectives, activities and results during a session on R&D project best practices. The target of the presentation was to promote the benefits of HRADIO’s approach to the Belgian media ecosystem, announce the open availability of our components to broadcasters and developers, and talk about the advantages of European scale innovation activities.

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Interactive radio workshop at ACM TVX

Interactive radio workshop at 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.

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This was HRADIO and MARCONI at Radiodays Europe

This was HRADIO and MARCONI at Radiodays Europe

From the 31st of March till the 2nd of April, HRADIO was present at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne to showcase different hybrid radio use cases. 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.

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HRADIO at ICT 2018

HRADIO at ICT 2018

From the 4th till the 6th of December, HRADIO was represented at ICT 2018, one of the largest research and innovation events that focuses on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. The event consisted of a Conference, an Exhibition, diverse networking opportunities and an Innovation and Startups forum. HRADIO presented its concepts and prototypes, of which four in total, at a booth.

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This was HRADIO at IBC 2018!

This was HRADIO at IBC 2018!

Until Tuesday, the 18th of September, HRADIO is represented at the annual trade show IBC in Amsterdam. Find out about the current status of the project, learn more from the OMRI standard for digital radio on various platforms and view a demo for timeshifting radio, transferring linear radio into selectable non-linear radio items.

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HRADIO at Radiodays Europe: on hybrid radio and how to build (on) it

On Sunday, the 18th of March, the HRADIO project was invited to present its work on the AER special focus workshop “Post convergence radio” at Radiodays Europe. Alexander Erk from IRT gave a general overview of the HRADIO project and focused on the project's work in the generation and evaluation of new hybrid user scenarios.

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