EU-funded (completed) projects on Convergence and Social Media
The European Commission funded 27 projects on media convergence and social media (the projects are now completed). Their main focus is the use of intuitive and innovative ways of interacting with networked multimedia devices and with other services and applications. Anytime, anywhere and on any device. The projects support the increasing convergence between broadband and broadcasting and the interplay of content from various sources. The funding amounts to 98 million euros and aims to sustain the development of digital media, and to accelerate innovation. The objective of the projects is to develop a new generation of media and Internet-based products and services. Projects aim at creating an immersive, interactive and high-quality user experience, while the increasing amount of content online requires new forms of accessing and creating content as well as new ways of interacting across different networks, devices and distribution channels. Technology also offers new possibilities for licensing content. The Commission supports projects facilitating the licensing of copyright-protected works, such as music, videos or e-books. These projects aim particularly at creating infrastructures allowing for the exchange of standardized information on rights ownership.
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