Traditionally, broadcasters schedule their linear content to suit an assumption of generic group of consumers. However broadcasters online services are becoming more and more relevant, they offer content personalisation based on consumers profile, location, devices and behaviours in addition to the more traditional content genre, time-of-day and channel characteristics. Thus the broadcaster must address a new set of technological challenges.
EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan
Every two years, the EBU develops a roadmap for technology and innovation activities based on the requirements and inputs given by EBU Members. The result of this roadmap is our bi-annual EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan. Strategic programmes and project groups are set up to focus on specific areas of interest. To access the latest Workplan, click here.
EBU Project Group on Recommendation Systems
The topic of Recommendation Systems is part of the EBU's Strategic Programme on Broadcaster Internet Services.
- Editorial, which depends on the culture, language and editorial choices of the media.
- Automated, which is mainly based on algorithms such as collaborative filtering, data mining, clustering. This will for instance provide archive crawling and discovery as well as clustering of content and audience.
- Social, which is based on recommendations from friends. However, this requires the existence of the concept of community in the broadcaster’s user experience.
- EBU Members can leverage resources, thus reducing their costs, by running a common system to provide automated and/or editorialised recommendations.
If you are interested in Recommendation Systems, join our group on this topic and participate in the discussions. Access for EBU members only.
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