Full Title

GEMINI: Global Electronic Medium Constellation for Dynamic Content Integration

Call: IST-2000-33400

Project Duration: 3 Years (2001 -2004)

Short Summary

GEMINI aims to exploit the opportunities deriving from the convergence of different mass media (Digital Television, Internet, Newspapers etc), the ability to transfer digital content fast, accurately and at low cost, and the existence of several potential suppliers and customers. The project introduces value-adding services to consumers by providing access to a large repository of (re-usable) content, based upon viewers’ requests and needs. In addition, GEMINI paves the ground for additional interactive services related to provision of content in irrespective of format or type in a user-friendly manner.

The GEMINI project develops an integrated mediation platform (GEMINI Service Provider) offering enhanced content services to viewers of sports events that will satisfy four types of objectives:

  • User friendly content provision based on specific viewers’ demand, to the extent of aggregated content from different sources / media
  • Enhanced broadcasting program options with additional features and capabilities
  • Means for capturing exact viewers’ needs in additional content provision
  • Support for the creation of virtual communities thus enabling efficient service targeting for the viewers individual.