[uf-new] Internet radio and TV

Chris Newell chris.newell at rd.bbc.co.uk
Tue Oct 2 01:26:54 PDT 2007

Frances Berriman wrote:
At 16:53 01/10/2007, you wrote:
>On 25/09/2007, Chris Newell <chris.newell at rd.bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>> I'm interested in exploring how Internet radio and TV stations could be defined semantically.
>> As hAudio appears targeted at individual recordings and collections of content I'm not sure it would be beneficial to the development process, or to the end-users, to add additional complexity in order to support Internet radio.
>> Looking at the station listings out there on the web, there doesn't appear to be much difference between the metadata provided for radio and TV stations but there is a lot in common e.g. streams are often available at different bitrates or using different codecs.
>> Does anyone else have an interest or thoughts in this area?
>> Chris
>It's an interesting concept and worth exploring and I see there's some
>stuff up on the wiki about it that you've started.  Might be
>worthwhile to see how much can be done with a mixture of the audio
>work, hAtom (for syndication) and hCalendar (for scheduling - time of
>air if it is time sensitive/limited broadcast)?

Syndication may be more appropriate to hAudio / hVideo as currently proposed but I agree entirely with the latter idea for real-time streams - something similar was proposed during the media-info discussion before it got bogged down due to the broadness of the overall scope.


Chris Newell
Lead Technologist 
BBC Research

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