Sprecher und Organisatoren

Rolf Fricke, Condat AG

Rolf Fricke

Condat AG
Leiter F&E

W3C Tag - Implementation of Hyperlinks for videos with HTML5 in the EU FP7 project LinkedTV


The main objective of the LinkedTV project is the integration of hyperlinks in videos to open up new possibilities for the interactive, seamless usage of video on the Web. One challenge is the placement of tags and hyperlinks above the video layer, which should be closely associated to the underlying media fragments for persons or objects shown in the video. As the media fragments dynamically appear, move and disappear a precise synchronization of the overlays and related media fragments is needed. We plan to implement these features together with further user interface elements on the basis of the HTML5 tags video and canvas. As we target Web TV as well as Broadcast TV, we plan to provide a restricted HbbTV 1.1 implementation for TV-sets, but we finally expect to profit from a HTML5 integration in upcoming HbbTV releases.


Rolf Fricke is responsible for R&D at Condat AG covering the domains Media/TV, Mobility, Portals and Content Management with the research topics Semantic Web, Web-TV, Hybrid TV, Web Mining, Recommender Systems and Adaptive Systems. He participated in several R&D projects for the EU (MediaMixer, Linked TV, MUSIC, MADAM, TECAR, ACT, MTS), BMBF (DigiPolis, PinK), BMWI (SMA, iTV Studio, SABA), IBB (iTV Guide) and DTAG (Comenius, BRAIN) as software architect, developer and researcher. In addition, he has longterm experience from various industry projects for TV-Broadcasters, Content Providers,Telcos and car industry.

Rolf Fricke received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the TU-Berlin and studied Philosophy / Psychology at the FU-Berlin.