Carmen Mac Williams, Richard Wages, Stefan M. Grünvogel and Georg Trogemann (2005)
In: Proceedings of the EWIMT 2005: Second European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies


Television is undergoing a historical change. Interactive Digital Broadcasting will be reality in 2010+. Heaps of video material will be produced by TV broadcasters, which will overwhelm both the producers as well as the consumers. Current TV formats and forms of broadcasting do not satisfy the personal moods and interests of the consumer. We hence propose the development of a TV environment which allows for the establishment of ‘virtual personalised channels’. To do so, (live) semantic annotation of video material as well as methods for live staging of media events have to be designed. The resulting drastically different process of content production and consuming will lead to the satisfaction of individual human needs. The approaches outlined in this extended abstract are the basis for our upcoming IST research project LIVE.

Virtual Personalised Channels: Video Conducting of Future iTV