January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Artificial intelligence to enhance the video quality locally to limit internet traffic tied to video streaming.
Partners: Artomatix Limited, THEO Technologies, NPO, Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTP) ,
Video streaming consists of the encoding, transcoding, delivering, decoding & displaying of videos on smartphones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs & consoles. Videos distributed “over-the-top” (OTT) are streamed rather than distributed through the traditional networks and distributors. OTT is a vibrant market and poised for spectacular growth.
Video streaming represented almost 64% of the internet traffic in 2018, a number only expected to rise. Reducing this burden will lead to a faster, cheaper and more stable Internet.
The goal of the innovation project ENHANCEplayer is to decrease video streaming traffic by 80%, while retaining video resolution and increasing quality. To do so, Artomatix and THEO will develop ENHANCEplayer, a solution that leverages deep learning to automatically increase the resolution and quality of videos on consumer devices. Public broadcasters NPO, RTP & VRT will help Artomatix and THEO define the product specifications, provide them with test videos and test the product once it is developed.
ENHANCEplayer has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 831109.