By me on Nov 14, 2006
Today I attended the launch of Digisuisse Switzerland which is the successor of the Interactive TV Consortium in Switzerland . The goal of the forum is to bring together content, technology and network providers around the digital multimedia world to exchange ideas and to do a lot of (relationship) networking. Sun is a founding member of the iTV Consortium and Digisuisse Switzerland. We had around 70 people attending . Great Job DigiSuisse team!!
NZZ Format talked about the trends & challenges in digital content creation
Swiss Television presented an overview of their complete content production, delivery and archiving life cycle
Bakom talked about the status of the new Radio/TV regulation and also mentioned that due to technology improvement Switzerland can now have eight Digital Radio (DAB) licenses instead of three
And last but not least there were a great speech about the confusion of the endusers regarding all these new standards like HDTV, BlueRay, HDMI etc.....
What was most interesting to me was that all content producers and broadcasters spent a lot of time and effort to tag their content.
As example if you need a red Ferrari driving through Zurich scene, just type in the keyword "red ferrari, Zürich" and the content which such a scene shows up...
What if this tagging databases would be public and we could merge it with the Web 2.0 folksonomy
or do a mashup with google earth or build a follksonomy IPG (interactive Programming Guide.)..... hmm.. could be very interesting
Also I had dinner with the CEO from futureLAB, a small but very innovative software company in Switzerland. They just released a free online tool called Tourist Remover which removes unwanted moving objects like tourists or passing cars from photos.Very cool . Check it out ! http://www.snapmania.com/info/en/trm/