The recent Metadata Developer Network Workshop organised by the EBU in Geneva on 5-6 June 2013 included a talk by Roberto García González of the University of Lleida. The subject was “facilitating media fragment mixing and its rights management using semantic technology” (slides online)

Our finding from the event was that broadcasters are progressively maturing towards applying semantic technology, perceiving opportunities there but taking slow steps to avoid internal technological disruptions, where many are now at the stage of working with structured data in the form of XML, mappings with XSLT etc.

MediaMixer will continue to work to encourage gradual adoption of the new technology through providing informative materials, highlighting use cases and preparing proof of concept demonstrators.