Along with our content for television and audio, CTVC creates high-quality educational content especially designed for on-line distribution through our award winning education site for schools, TrueTube.
We also produce short films, viral videos and documentaries for a wide range of other educational, statutory and charitable clients, including The British Heart Foundation and The University of Kent.
We are unique in having a steering committee of young people who we can work with to develop material, whilst drawing on our broadcast experience to produce films to the highest quality.
BoldFace Productions provide young people with training to develop technical, creative and personal skills through film-making. We’re part of CTVC, an award winning British Media company producing television, radio and new media content on social issues, current affairs, religion, ethics, history and education. Through our diverse partnerships – from the British Heart Foundation and the British Film Institute to UTV and the Unit List – we train young people from a range of backgrounds to make outstanding films about issues that they care about.
The aim of SARACEN (Socially Aware, collaboRative, scalable, Coding, mEdia distributioN) is to research and develop a stable peer-to-peer platform to stream standardised, network-aware and scalable HD video content to mobile phones, laptops, HDTVs and even cinema screens. This platform will also enable users to embed complex data in media, so they can stream it onwards to friends across the world while at the same time tracking its whereabouts on the web.
PURSUIT (PUblish SUbscribe Internet Technology) explores a new architecture for the internet based on interconnecting information rather than interconnecting machines. This has the potential to increase speed as well as security for internet users. Internet speed for streaming media, content sharing and uploading/downloading etc is of critical importance to stakeholders like CTVC’s TrueTube, whose main user base – schools and teachers – have a tradition of notoriously unreliable, contended connections to the web.
REVERIE’s (REal and Virtual Engagement in Realistic Immersive Environments) focus is on developing an immersive and collaborative 3D environment to apply to social networks. The results of this research will allow CTVC/TrueTube to create cutting edge 3D resources for the educational market.
PARTEC’s (Persistent And Robust Tracking of Entertainment Content) aim is to develop digital fingerprinting and watermarking approaches to support tracking of assets and their metadata. The resulting technology will be compatible with existing storage/delivery platforms and will be applicable to all aspects of commercial exploitation of film and video content, including theatrical, home entertainment and broadcast. For more information