Object-based media is the concept and IP Studio the technology under development at BBC R&D which is showing practical examples of New Content Experiences in the Future Zone. Among them is Venue Explorer which shows how audiences can carry out in-depth exploration of content using ‘as live’ footage from arts and music events using data overlays on zoomable 4K video.
While 4K allows the manipulation of images without a loss of resolution, the fact that this content is delivered over IP also has an impact on what you can do with video images. The department is involved in experiments to see if it’s possible to overlay video images with other layers of information delivered via
IP so that the experience of watching TV becomes the start of a journey rather than the end.