RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

Mid-term Review of H2020 Project 5G-Media, RTVE Headquarters, Madrid, 29-30th May 2019

The mid-term review of H2020 Project 5G-Media took place in Madrid in the Headquarters of the Spanish Broadcaster RTVE during the dates 29th and 30th May 2019, with the attendance of representatives of all entities, including Javier Serrano and David Jiménez from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Partners of the Project presented the last advances of 5G-Media to the Project Officer and to the Experts Commitee.

Preparing the Mid-term Review in RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña (Madrid)

Preparing the Mid-term Review in RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña (Madrid)

Demonstrators corresponding to the different Use Cases (UC) of the 5G-Media project and based on innovative technologies are presented in the review. The three use cases are the following:

  • UC1: Immersive media and Virtual Reality
  • UC2: Smart Production and User-generated Content
  • UC3: Ultra High Definition over Content Delivery Network
RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

Business Innovation is an important point to keep in mind because 5G-MEDIA aims to step from innovation to a truly exploitable solution. 5G-MEDIA platform enables not only efficient microservice development, management and orchestration, but it pioneers innovative Streaming as a Service (StraaS) business models, over nodes that belong to different administrative domains. 5G-MEDIA network applications also enables fully transparent, seamless and scalable traceability of each individual microservice instantiation throughout its lifetime and monitor the execution time and resources consumed at each node. Another novel feature of the services is the ability to modify, at any time, the permissions granted or the SLA negotiated during initial deployment, with a new set of permissions or new SLAs, or revoke service or VNF execution permission.

More information in the following link: 5G-Media.


Nem Summit 2019, Zagreb (Croatia)

Nem Summit 2019, Zagreb, Croatia, 22th-23th May 2019

The 11th edition of NEM Initiative annual conference Nem European Media Summit (Nem Summit) 2019 is organized this year in The Mimara Museum of Zagrab (Croatia) from 22 to 23 May 2019. NEM Initiative is the New European Media Technology Platform that organizes the NEM Summit 2019 conference, consisting in keynote presentations and an exhibition focused on presentating results of various research projects.

Members of the NEM Initiative, including José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez from UPM

Members of the NEM Initiative, including José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez from UPM

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) participated in the event through the figure of Federico Álvarez García. Federico Álvarez and Mario Montagud (from i2Cat) discussed in a roundtable (Session B-2) with different speakers about accessibility in Europe towards the creation of a platform for inclusive media, as partners of the Accessibility Cluster Projects: ImAc, EasyTV, Content4All and SIGN-HUB. EasyTV is coordinated by UPM. Additionally, Federico Álvarez collaborated in another roundtable (Session A-1) about Artificial Intelligence for media and creative industries, presenting some of the works developed in his research group in this field.

On the other side, researcher Massimo Magaldi from the italian company Engineering talked about Advanced analytics services developed in the environment of FANDANGO H2020 Project to detect disinformartion and fake news. UPM is also partner of FANDANGO Project.

José Manuel Menéndez, director of research group GATV, attended to the event, and collaborated in the session “All in the media & Creative Industries”.

For more information about the event. Please, check the following link.


2nd edition of 5G-Forum, Malaga, 24th-25th April 2019

During the dates 24th and 25th April 2019, the second edition of the 5G-Forum was held in Malaga, 5G-Forum is the reference event in Spain on 5G technologies, which will analyze the revolution that is producing these new technologies in the fields such as mobile telephony, security, medicine, mobility, entertainment, television and internet.

5G-Forum of this edition focused mainly on the following topics: 5G Deployment, Smart Cities, Connected Automobiles, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and research in universities.

José Manuel Menéndez from UPM presenting the H2020 Project 5G-Media

José Manuel Menéndez from UPM presenting the H2020 Project 5G-Media

José Manuel Menéndez, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and director of the Visual Telecommunications Application Group (GATV), presented the 5G-Media project in a session that described some of the leading international research projects where universities play a fundamental role. In the words of Menéndez: “From 5G-MEDIA we are going to give tools to the developer of media applications that allow to execute the work in a simple way”.

More information about the project in the following link: 5G-Media.


9th Plenary Meeting of 5G-Media H2020 in IRT Headquarters, Munich, 5-7th March 2019

9th Plenary Meeting of 5G-Media H2020 Project took place in the Headquarters of IRT in Munich from 5 to 7th March 2019, with the attendance of David Jiménez and Javier Serrano from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid that presented the last advances in our research.

During the plenary meeting an interesting visit to the studios of IRT was developed, including a presentation of last innovative technologies used by the german broadcaster.

Welcome presentation of 5G-Media Project Plenary Meeting

Welcome presentation of 5G-Media Project Plenary Meeting

More information in the following link: 5G-Media.


Pilot for remote production in the environment of 5G-Media Project in Movistar eSports Center in Madrid, 1st Febraury de 2019

Members of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Teléfonica I+D (Research and Development) and the Spanish Broadcaster RTVE were working as coordinators of a pilot for the 5G-MEDIA H2020 Project in Madrid with successful results. Álvaro Llorente and Javier Serrano from GATV (Grupo de Aplicación de las Telecomunicaciones Visuales) research group helped in the process of implementation of technologies. Partners developed the pilot in the installations of the Movistar eSports Center during the recording of Movistar Riders, the programme where all world’s best players are demonstrating their skills.

Pilot for remote production in the environment of 5G-Media Project in Movistar eSports Center

Pilot for remote production in the environment of 5G-Media Project in Movistar eSports Center

Recent technological advances in the 5G domain hold the promise to unlock the potential of the media industry by offering high quality media services through dynamic efficient resource allocation. This is one of the main goals of the 5G-Media Project. For more information about this task, please click in the following link.

Álvaro Llorente and Javier Serrano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid working in the remote production pilot

Álvaro Llorente and Javier Serrano de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid working in the remote production pilot

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The partners of 5G-Media Project visited the RTVE studios in Torrespaña

Consortium Meeting of 5G-Media H2020 Project in RTVE Institute in Madrid, 10th-11th July 2018

A new consortium plenary meeting of 5G-Media H2020 Project has taken place in RTVE Institute in Madrid (Spain), during dates 10th-11th July 2018. Members of GATV attended the meeting, including Full Professor and director of the research group José Manuel Menéndez, David Jiménez and Javier Serrano.

Plenary Meeting of 5G-Media Project in Madrid

Plenary Meeting of 5G-Media Project in Madrid

During the meeting the advances in the developments of the pilots related to each Use Case of the project, based on technologies related to:

  • Immersive media and Virtual Reality
  • Smart Production and User-generated Content
  • Ultra High Definition over Content Delivery Network

At the end of the meeting, the partners had the chance to visit the RTVE headquarters in Torrespaña. The visitors watched the news studio and had access to the technology used by the broadcaster.

Check the video presented by Stamatia Rizou from SingularLogic S.A., who is the Technical Manager of the 5G-Media Project, that describes the technical objectives of the H2020 Project.

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5G-Media and the Future of Audiovisual Contents in magazine Panorama Audiovisual, 29th March 2019

The specialized magazine Panorama Audiovisual published an article about the project 5G-Media, a project that analyses the usability of emerging technologies of 5G networks for the audiovisual sector.

5G-Media Logo

5G-Media Logo

The project received funding from the European Commission through the H2020 Programme for research and development. The team of the GATV research group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is composed by the Professors Federico Álvarez García and David Jiménez Bermejo and the senior researcher Javier Serrano Romero.

You can read the article in the following link.

More information about the project 5G-Media in the following link.

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