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Title: Converged digital TV services: The role of middleware and future directions of interactive television
Authors: Tsekleves, E
Cosmas, J
Aggoun, A
Loo, J
Keywords: interactive television;digital television;multimedia services;middleware;interactivity;convergence
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Hindawi
Citation: International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting. Volume 2009, Article ID 643680
Abstract: The subject of the future of the interactive Television medium has become a topic of great interest to the academic and industrial communities particularly since in recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the pace of innovation of convergence of digital TV systems and services. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of what we know as digital TV converged services, to present and categorise the digital Television middleware technologies that contributed to it and to present possible future trends and directions. A new Television era of converged wireless and mobile content delivery, user-authored content, multimodal interaction, intelligent personalisation, smart space awareness and 3D content sensations is foreseen, creating ambient and immersive experiences.
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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