Norigin Media chosen for EU Commission 5GMediaHUB
5GMediaHUB is a Horizon 2020 project with multiple partners from eleven European countries within academic, multimedia, IT and telecommunications sectors. Norway is well represented within the consortium by Telenor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norigin Media and Kapoow.
The 5GMediaHUB will build two separate testing and validation platforms on the 5G testbeds from Telenor in Norway and CTTC in Spain. The creation of a 5G services experimentation facility will constitute an elastic, secure, and multitenant service execution and Network Applications (NetApps) development environment. The project will take place over the next three years, between 2021 and 2023.
“Norigin Media is glad to be a part of this European consortium and will contribute with our video streaming technology expertise. Experiments are planned around key areas of low latency streaming, 5G Network Slicing, 8K streaming as well as AR & VR streaming distribution, among others,” says Ajey Anand, CEO of Norigin Media and adds “we’re also happy to see that Norway is well represented within the 5GMediaHUB project by four companies. The outcomes of this project will have a great impact on the European media industry as it helps quickly launch services over 5G to consumers.”
“In 5GMediaHub we capitalize on the experience from previous 5G projects in network slicing and orchestration. Existing well-established 5G platforms will be extended during the project in order to test 3rd party media services to enable the EU to achieve its goal to become a world leader in 5G.” stated 5GMediaHub Project Coordinator Christos Verikoukis, from CTTC, Barcelona.
“We see great potential in collaborating with partners in 5GMediaHUB for the next three years. Together, we can explore how to more easily integrate third party applications in 5G deployments, and assess whether 5G media services, such as virtual and augmented reality, work for innovative media content production and distribution,” says Patrick Waldemar, Vice President, Telenor Research. “It’s still early days, but we’re excited to get started.”
RiksTV, Norwegian digital terrestrial television (DTT) provider who also offers streaming services, has now launched on Samsung Smart TVs. The apps are available to consumers on a range of Samsung Tizen models and have been developed by Norigin Media.
The Nordic TV Week, scheduled between 3-7 May 2021, will feature live presentations of popular Nordic TV streaming services from a technology and UI/UX design perspective.
Norigin Media, the organisers of Northern Waves TV, have today announced that the conference will not take place in Oslo in 2021. The TV technology and business conference will instead become a series of online compact conferences in the spring and autumn of 2021.