The IPTC is happy to announce that it will be working as an affiliate organisation of the TEMS project to build a Trusted European Media Data Space.

The product of a two-year-long tender and award process with the European Commission, TEMS is a joint undertaking of 43 organisations representing hundreds of stakeholders from 14 countries in the cultural and creative sectors, which aims to conceive and implement a common media data space across Europe.

The initiative is supported by the European Commission’s Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) and is a core element in the implementation of the European Data Strategy. With an investment of EUR 16.5 million, the consortium represents a milestone in the way the media sector will be able to share and extract value from data. By doing so, TEMS aims to support the economic development and future growth of local and regional media ecosystems across Europe.

Concretely, TEMS will lead the way for the large-scale deployment of cutting-edge services, infrastructures, and platforms. It will also address fighting misinformation, audience analysis, improving data flows in production chains, and supporting the adoption of AI and Virtual Reality technologies.

TEMS will evolve existing media platforms, embryonic data space infrastructures and provide open access to a common data space for any interested media stakeholder from any media sub-sector. This will help digital transformation and improve the competitiveness of the European media industry.

IPTC’s role is an advisory one. We will be working with TEMS partners on structuring data models and metadata formats, re-using and extending existing IPTC standards to create the framework the will power the data sharing for the media industry and beyond.

The TEMS partner organisations range from global news organisations to data platform providers, broadcasters, archives and media innovation units, as can be seen below.

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