5G-Enabled Augmented Audience Services for Live Events
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PMSE-xG is a research project studying 4G+/5G technologies and their usage in wireless equipment for “Programme Making and Special Events” (PMSE) applications. The PMSE-xG project has the vision of delivering important advancements in the creative industry ecosystem, focusing on audio and video applications as well as potential new audience services. This paper presents these services and proposes different use cases of innovative audio applications for listeners at live events that were developed within the project.Using an augmented reality audio headset that is able to provide both environmental sounds and supplemental audio content, the applications and services are aiming at improving or enhancing the listening experience without losing the auditory spaciousness of a live event. With the possibility of blending additional content into the existing sound experience of every single listener, the services provide individualized live content to audiences at concerts, sport or voice-based events. This is enabled by the low-latency transmission of future 4G+/5G technologies. In this paper the opportunities, challenges and requirements of different use cases are discussed and a prototype of an audience service is introduced in order to prove the concept and its benefits.