Research & Development
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Collaborative Platform for trAnsmedia storytelling and cross channel distribution of EUROPEan sport events

Duration: 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2023

Total funding: EUR 4,904,355.88

Challenge & Objectives

COPA EUROPE H2020 PROJECT aims at addressing the exploding demand for non-linear sports consumption (live and eSports) by leveraging Over the Top (OTT) technology and combining it with new set of media technologies that will democratise the consumer experience, enable cost sensitive live video from anywhere, and personalize the distribution to change the experience of each viewer individually. COPA EUROPE will deliver a cloud-based infrastructure for harvesting, accommodating, transmitting and distributing digital media with regard to sport and competitive events, including the infrastructure needed to allow content creators and producers of live coverage to react to live outcomes, via innovative workflows.

COPA EUROPE vision is founded on four main pillars, ripe with potential for future media industry innovation:

  • Media AI, which implements a secure recommender system fuelled by Federated Learning, specifically tailored to support the launching of personalized OTT channels, incorporating a variety of data (video, audio, statistical data etc.) harmoniously blended with commercial offerings in order to provide an enriched experience, to promote the personalisation of the provided services.
  • Transmedia Storytelling, which aims to aid both connected subscribers and media professionals in indexing, searching, navigating, synchronizing and editing compelling productions from heterogeneous media sources and a variety of social media channels.
  • Semi-professional cloud-based live content workflow, from live video contribution and transmission from anywhere, through basic tools for semi-professional content production leveraging on context-tailored transcoding and bonding transmission using multiple 5G links, and/or 4G together, to ensure reliability, video continuity, high resolution and user experience.
  • Blockchain, which provides support for Peer to Peer network infrastructure necessary to deliver an efficient smart contract transaction ecosystem, and subsequently deliver a decentralized live stream to individual paying subscribers.

 

In COPA EUROPE, eBOS will lead the work package dedicated to the design and implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy and plan. In particular, eBOS will be responsible for:

  • developing the plan for using and disseminating knowledge, which will be updated on a yearly basis;
  • developing the project’s visual identity and logo;
  • setting up and maintaining the project’s website and social media channels;
  • designing communication materials such as brochures, banners, templates for presentations, technical reports and deliverables;
  • organizing workshops and on-site demonstration events, as well as training sessions to educate non-ICT experts on the results of COPA-EUROPE.

Moreover, eBOS will lead the tasks dedicated to:

  • Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights management
  • Business Innovation Ecosystems and collaboration with STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) networks
  • Ethical & legal framework and requirements.

eBOS will also promote the use of the project’s results towards European ICT small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of enabling and encouraging them to use the project’s exploitable assets and services. In addition, eBOS will contribute to the elaboration of the project’s data management plan, the execution of the use cases as well as the development of smart dashboards and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and the COPA EUROPE system integration.

Consortium

WORLDLINE IBERIA SA

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

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FORTHNET S.A

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EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

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VITEC GMBH

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LIVEU LTD

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EKTACOM

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 957059.