January 2009

production09_iconVideo Active will be present at the EBU at Wednesday 28 January at the EBU Production Technology 2009 seminar in Geneva. Siem Vaessen and Johan Oomen will present their paper ‘Video Active/EU Screen project: providing access to European Television history’. The seminar “gets professionals together to share knowledge, advice and experiences. Topics addressed include HDTV, 3D-TV, time and sync, gaming, loudness, archives, metadata, media asset management and more.” (EBU website)

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Video Active is working on a timeline as an addition to the current search features. The timeline visualizes the history of European television at a single glance. Users can browse through the timeline and zoom for more detailed results. Highlights make it easy to match filters. The demo of the timeline can be viewed here.


book_cover31‘A European Television History’ is edited by Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading) and Andreas Fickers (University of Maastricht) and is a project by the European Television History Network. The book contains contributions from members of the network about the history of the medium in political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts.

“With this collection, Bignell and Fickers bring together an outstanding team of scholars to draw together the best of existing and new scholarship in the field. This collection should inform all future studies of television, media history and, given the centrality of media to the formation of contemporary Europe, the study of European history as a whole.”
Sean Cubitt, Director of the Program in media and Communications, University of Melbourne

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