The SMV group was contacted by a Swiss media company about an exciting new project. The idea behind the project is to counter disbelief and distrust. Thus, users can download a smartphone app that allows them to interactively receive more details about the information they see on the TV.

The information that is shown to the user is provided by the journalist and contains the journalist’s base sources and further explanations of the matter. The aim is to bring endusers closer to the journalist’s work, by allowing them to access the vast pool of data that is researched. This will further allow journalists to more easily defend their work against claims of “fake news”.

From a technical side, the project will require the development of a smartphone app that is capable of discovering the content that the user is watching when requesting more information. At the moment we’re looking into audio fingerprint recognition as a possible solution.