Get ready to see TV in a whole new way the move away from analog TV to Digital TV is around the corner. By 2006 you will need a digital television set to see your favorite shows. As the transition begins, more and more interactivity features are deployed. Higher resolution yielding enhanced picture quality and sharpness are just a few of the benefits we can expect. While PCs are important, by now industry leaders realize that interactive TV is inherently different. Moving forward, the number of people involved in this new iTV related fields is likely to grow rapidly. That implies a growing need to create common language and understanding among executives, technical sales, engineers and consumers.This book presents key iTV issues, technology solutions and standards assembled from those technologies. Readers will gain an understanding of the various iTV concepts and the relationships between them. In addition to the general discussions, each chapter contains specific details so as to serve as a starting point for readers who want to become experts in a specific field. The iTV Handbook is a part of Prentice Hall PTR's IMSC Press Series, bringing the latest and most up-to-date multimedia standards to bookshelves directly from the federally funded IMSC.
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Interactivity. History. Present. Vendors. Future. Framework. Technologies. Major Organizations. Organization of This Book. References.
Advertising Scenarios. Electronic Program Guide Scenarios. Video on Demand Scenarios. Game Scenarios. Game Show Scenarios. Interactive Music Programs. Interactive Educational Programming. Quizzes. Interactive News. Interactive Sports Scenario. Transportation Scenarios. Trading Scenarios. Conclusion. References.
Overview. Broadcast Model. Interactivity. Data Delivery. Authoring Content. Packaging Content. References.
Expectations from Receivers. Platform Architecture. Platform Components. Application Meta-data Issues. Network Independent Resource Access. Operational Dynamics. Conclusion. References.
Background. HTML. XML. XHTML. Cascading Style Sheets. Declarative Data Essence. Conclusion. References.
Brief History. Dynamic HTML. Script Language Specification Overview. Execution. Expressions. Operators. Statements. Functions. Native Objects. Conclusion. References.
The Java Language. Programming Model. The Class File Format. Personal Java. Java Security. JavaTV. Conclusion. References.
Introduction. Framework. Device Model. Architecture Elements. Graphic User Interface. User Interface Model. Display Model. Interface Design. Widgets. Integration of Graphics and Video. Pluggable Look. Effects. Integration with Java TV and JMF. Conclusion. References.
Introduction. MPEG Transports. IP Transports and IP Multicast. Audio Streaming. MPEG-2 Video Streaming. Time and Synchronization. Synchronizing Data with Video. Java™ Media Framework (JMF). Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL). References.
Introduction. The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Java Security Framework. XML Digital Signatures (XMLDSIG). Transport Layer Security (TLS). Cable Conditional Access TV. Conclusion. References.
Introduction. Sections, Modules, and Objects. File System Objects. Conclusion. References.
Graphics. Audio Formats. Video Formats. Asset Management Formats. Conclusion. References.
Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF). Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Multimedia Home Platform (MHP). CableLabs' Open Cable Application Platform (OCAP). North-America/US Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). Japan's Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). TV-Anytime. iTV Production Standards. Conclusion. References.
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