COllaborative Platform for trAnsmedia storytelling and cross channel distribution of EUROPEan sport events

November 2020 – October 2023

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 957059

COPA EUROPE aims to address the exploding demand for non-linear sports (live and eSports) by leveraging OTT and combining it with new set of media technologies that will democratise the consumer experience, enable cost-sensitive live video from anywhere, and personalize the distribution to change the experience of each viewer individually. COPA EUROPE will develop four main technology areas:

  • Media AI, which implements a secure recommender system fuelled by FL, specifically tailored to support the launching of personalized OTT channels, incorporating a variety of data (video, audio, statistical data etc.) harmoniously blended with commercial offerings in order to provide an enriched experience, to promote the personalisation of the provided services.
  • Transmedia Storytelling, which aims to aid both connected subscribers and media professionals in indexing, searching, navigating, synchronizing and editing compelling productions from heterogeneous media sources and a variety of social media channels.
  • Semi professional cloud-based live content workflow, from live video contribution and transmission from anywhere, through basic tools for semi-professional content production leveraging on context-tailored transcoding and bonding transmission using multiple 5G links, and/or 4G together, to ensure reliability, video continuity, high resolution and user experience.
  • Blockchain, which provides support for P2P network infrastructure necessary to deliver an efficient smart contract transaction ecosystem, and subsequently deliver a decentralized live stream to individual paying subscribers.

Project Partners

  • Nova
  • Idryma Technologias kai Erevnas
  • IBM Israel - Sciense and Technology Ltd.
  • Ellinike Etrairia Tilepikoinonion kai Tilematikon Efarmogon AE
  • Ebos Technologies Ltd
  • VITEC GmbH
  • LiveU Ltd.
  • Ektacom