Shift-TV - Multi-screen Place and Time Shifted Television


Since the late 2000s, we observe that the television market has shifted from broadcasting content on one fixed device (i.e., TV screen) at one fixed time (i.e., live) to making content available on multiple, (mobile) screens (e.g., laptop, smartphone, tablet,…) and at different moments (recorded, video on demand, over-the-top). An increase in the speed of the access networks has also led to an increasing number of users watching videos online. Ever since, users’ habits have drastically changed and large-scale time and place shifting have become reality.

The consortium of industrial partners wants to overcome the technical challenges that come along with this shift by means of an optimalisation of the content delivery network and the in-home network.

The primary role of MICT within the Shift-TV project will mainly consist of:

  • Define use case requirements towards the Shift-TV use case and compose profiles of time and place shifted viewing behaviour
  • Compose a QoE evaluation methodology taking into account a temporal dimension in measuring users’ experiences by means of interdisciplinary lab experiments and additional qualitative methods
  • Use case demonstration and validation of the Shift-TV demonstrator based on a living lab approach

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016.

Staff involved

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