Multi-Screen Director: A New Role in the TV Production Workflow?

Britta Meixner, Maxine Glancy, Matt Rogers, Caroline Ward, Thomas Röggla, Pablo Cesar Garcia

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Multi-screen applications have been a research topic for the last 10 years. Recent technical advances make authoring and broadcasting of interactive multi-platform experiences possible. However, most of the efforts have been dedicated to the delivery and transmission technology (e.g., HbbTV2.0), but not to the production process. The hypothesis of this paper is that studio and outside broadcast production requires radical changes in the production workflow, in order to allow for an efficient management of interactive multi-platform experiences. This paper explores such changes, investigating workflows and roles, and identifying key requirements for supporting these. The final objective is to create a new set of tools, which are extending current processes, that allow broadcasters to curate new types of experiences. We conducted a set of interviews with broadcast producers and directors that allowed us to identify two major (sub-)workflows, one for pre-recorded and one for live experiences. We could then assign roles to the different stages of the workflows and derive a number of requirements for the next generation of production tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTVX '17 Adjunct
Subtitle of host publicationAdjunct Publication of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5023-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventTVX '17 Adjunct: The 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video - Hilversum, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Jun 201716 Jun 2017


ConferenceTVX '17 Adjunct


  • Interaction
  • Multi-platform Experience
  • Multi Screen
  • Authoring
  • Companion Screens
  • TV Broadcast
  • Workflows


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