• An Interactive Multi-channel iTV solution to bring more stories and more action to live media events

The EU IP project LIVE investigates novel iTV formats, production methods and tools for staging of live media events in a professional broadcast environment. The vision of LIVE is to change the role of the traditional live TV Director to become a future Video Conductor communicating in real-time with his audience. The concept of “video conducting” can be likened to a modern day operatic performance on screen. To deliver live stage performances the Conductor must in real-time direct the actors on stage, the orchestra in the pit, and respond to the audience’s mood to ensure a quality of drama. Last August during the field trial of LIVE the public Austrian TV Station ORF has video-conducted the Olympic Games 2008 in a closed wall IPTV environment for 500 test end users.



Carmen Mac Williams
Staff member of research project Live
Phone: +49 – (0)221 – 20189 – 354
Fax: +49 – (0)221 – 20189 – 230

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
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50676 Cologne