Spatial segmentation for immersive media delivery
Within the EU FP7 project FascinatE, a capture, production and delivery system capable of allowing end-users to interactively view and navigate around an ultra-high resolution video panorama showing a live event is being developed. Network-based processing is used to repurpose the content to suit delivery towards different device types and user selection of regions of interest. In this paper we report on the ongoing developments of the FascinatE delivery network functionality. The associated prototype demonstrates the key concepts of this functionality, showing how spatial segmentation and tiled streaming can be harnessed to allow for efficient content delivery while maintaining high interactivity.