Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Yorkshire technology company takes on Hollywood

01.12.2004


Media companies are being offered the opportunity to capitalise on their audio and video materials without losing their rights, thanks to new software applications developed by BiBC.



BiBC (British Internet Broadcasting Company) is one of the seven companies presenting at the Connect Yorkshire Springboard Investment Conference today. The company has developed a software application that enables it to offer a service that creates channels and broadcasting programming as well as on demand content.

What differentiates BiBC from other companies providing content services is that its software enables broadcast companies to place their audio and video content securely on the web, charge consumers and search libraries without giving up their rights. Managing director Paul Hague explains: “There are other companies offering downloadable films and on-line broadcasting already, but they do not offer a complete service and, in addition wanting to own the rights to the material they are putting in the public domain. We are offering a white label service which enables music, television, arts and film organisations to have their own channels and provide their content to the public without losing their rights.”


The company has two key products. The first is a web based interface that looks very similar to cable and satellite programme guides with channel and programme schedules, and the second is a “Digital Box Office”, a download application. It also offers a comprehensive search facility and a hassle free payment mechanism.

BiBC is seeking £250,000 to finance its growth and deliver contracts. It already has contracts with the Arts Council of England, Laughing Stock Productions and World Backgrounds and is in advanced discussions with leading international music and film companies, making it an attractive proposition for investors.

Simon Browning, managing director of Connect Yorkshire said: “Downloaded media is a rapidly growing area, and BiBC has developed technology exploit existing assets in new ways. The company has the ingredients to be attractive to both media companies and consumers.”

Clare Elsley | alfa
Further information:
http://www.connectyorkshire.org

More articles from Communications Media:

nachricht Between filter bubbles, uneven visibility and transnationality
06.12.2017 | Schweizerischer Nationalfonds SNF

nachricht New Technologies for A/V Analysis and Search
13.04.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT

All articles from Communications Media >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

10th International Symposium: “Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie” Münster, 10-11 April 2018

08.01.2018 | Event News

See, understand and experience the work of the future

11.12.2017 | Event News

Innovative strategies to tackle parasitic worms

08.12.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Let the good tubes roll

19.01.2018 | Materials Sciences

How cancer metastasis happens: Researchers reveal a key mechanism

19.01.2018 | Health and Medicine

Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation

19.01.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>