Industrial Advisory Committee

The LIVE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) is composed of leading experts from the European broadcast market and beyond who come together on a regular basis to advise the project on market and industry trends that may impact the development work in LIVE.The role of the Industrial Advisory Committee in the LIVE project is to improve the impact of the project (externally) on the one hand, while increasing and extending the project’s network. On the other hand the IAC can make recommendations to improve the quality of the project (internally).

The second LIVE IAC meeting took place in January 2008 at Fraunhofer IAIS, St. Augustin, Germany. The meeting brought together experts from Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Telekom, EVS, Grass Valley, JFKsports, Thomson and ZDF to learn about the current state of the LIVE project, get introduced to the production plan for the field trail during the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing and discuss business plans and the exploitation strategies for the LIVE approach. Several of the attending broadcasters support IP-TV (experimental) platforms and are involved in the production of multi-channel programs. However, these channels are independent of each other and specifically not interlinked. Since the attending broadcasters currently don’t get any direct user feedback, there is a general interest in the feedback analysis and its value in the production phase. Vendors offering consulting services and tools, such as Grass Valley and Thomson, emphasise the use and value of metadata in the production process and encourage the use of an intelligent database offering open APIs and using open standards to allow integration into existing production environments. Overall, the strength of the LIVE approach is seen in the integrative approach, combining several useful services into a consistent tool suite.

If you are a recognised leader from the European broadcast industry and would like to join the LIVE IAC please send your contact details to Joachim Koehler at joachim.koehler(at)