The 5GMediaHub project kicked off in January with the aims to help EU to achieve the goal of becoming a world leader in 5G “by accelerating the testing and validation of innovative 5G-empowered media applications and NetApps from 3rd party experimenters and NetApps developers” through an open, integrated and fully featured Experimentation Facility.
5GMediaHub will design implement and test three Use cases with two scenarios in each Use Case. NTNU is leading the Use case on “Interactive consumption of 8K and VR media content”, where IDNs will play a central role. We will design and implement IDNS challenging the basic promise known as “a network with infinite bandwidth and zero delay”. NTNU is leaded by our WG1 Chair, Andrew Perkis.
The IDN will be developed in collaboration with Kapoow and their “They came” universe. NTNU will explore the future of media consumption, which involves UHD 8k and 360º VR media content streamed over 5G, and offering collaborative, interactive experiences, leverage a new form of transmedia (i.e. multiscreen) storytelling.
These IDNs augment traditional TV series with active participation through interactions and Second Screens, ranging from mobile devices enabled with AR and MR technologies, to VR headsets, allowing for a richer and more engaging user experience. NTNU will also facilitate the engagement with what is happening on the first screen via Second Screen technology, allowing users to interact on virtual spaces (e.g. social media), participate in polls and contests, and access additional content (e.g. character origins, actor interviews, etc.).