SARACEN (Socially Aware, collaboRative, scAlable Coding mEdia distribution) is another European project funded by the EU Seventh Framework programme. The SARACEN project proposes P2P architectures for media streaming using social networking tools to enhance personalization of content search and experience.

The project started in January 2010 and will last 3 years, until December 2012. The project coordinator of the relevant project is ATOS Origin (Spain) whilst the consortium consists of 9 partners including Institute of Communication and Computer Systems ICCS (Greece), INESC – Inovação – Instituto de Novas Tecnologias INOV (Portugal), PrimeTel PLC (Cyprus), Koç Üniversitesi KOÇ (Turkey), Queen Mary University of London (UK), Kendra Foundation (UK) CTVC (UK) and Nimonia TV NTV (Cyprus).

For more information please visit the project’s website.

SARACEN Prototype

SARACEN Intro Page

 SARACEN Homepage


View your friends watching and sharing activity

Access your friends Boxes

View video annotations such as tags, comments, reviews, movie locations etc

The SARACEN Player provides you the ability to switch from 2D to 3D

View who of your friends is tagged on the video

When you finish watching a video SARACEN will provide you other view recommendations

Add a video to one of your boxes



SARACEN FP7: Video Annotations

More information regarding the trials will be available soon