THE NEW DIGITAL TELEVISION AND THE INTERACTIVITY IN ITS MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS - Finding the Interactivity Using a Low Cost Solution

José Luis Redondo García, José Luis González-Sánchez, Alfonso Gazo Cervero, Javier Corral-García

Abstract

The new interactive digital television, based on transmission standards like DVB-T, offers an interesting variety of services to both producers and consumers. This technology requires special decoders (STB’s), which implement an intermediary software layer (MHP) that is able to execute applications. In order to achieve the interactivity of these applications, STB’s must have what is known as return channel. To implement all this theoretical content we have created a scenario for interactive MHP applications using the decoder Strong SRT 5510, trying to show that it is possible to build low cost solutions. With this infrastructure, UEX-TVi has been developed. Students at university can use it to access to the topics of every subject, make test and quizzes, and see Web Pages on TV. The potential of the iTV is clearly demonstrated. Finally, the role that MHP will play in the future has been analysed, as well as the importance of the arrival of the new IP Television.

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Luis Redondo García J., Luis González-Sánchez J., Gazo Cervero A. and Corral-García J. (2009). THE NEW DIGITAL TELEVISION AND THE INTERACTIVITY IN ITS MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS - Finding the Interactivity Using a Low Cost Solution . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-007-8, pages 167-172. DOI: 10.5220/0002230601670172


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sigmap09,
author={José Luis Redondo García and José Luis González-Sánchez and Alfonso Gazo Cervero and Javier Corral-García},
title={THE NEW DIGITAL TELEVISION AND THE INTERACTIVITY IN ITS MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS - Finding the Interactivity Using a Low Cost Solution},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={167-172},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002230601670172},
isbn={978-989-674-007-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2009)
TI - THE NEW DIGITAL TELEVISION AND THE INTERACTIVITY IN ITS MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS - Finding the Interactivity Using a Low Cost Solution
SN - 978-989-674-007-8
AU - Luis Redondo García J.
AU - Luis González-Sánchez J.
AU - Gazo Cervero A.
AU - Corral-García J.
PY - 2009
SP - 167
EP - 172
DO - 10.5220/0002230601670172