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Digital Interactive TV and Metadata

Future Broadcast Multimedia

  • Artur Lugmayr
  • Samuli Niiranen
  • Seppo Kalli

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. New Paradigms in Broadcast Multimedia

    1. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 11-30
    3. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 31-82
    4. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 83-103
    5. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 105-134
  4. Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 137-172
    3. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 173-180
    4. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 181-193
    5. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 195-200
    6. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 201-209
    7. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 211-214
    8. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 215-218
    9. Artur Lugmayr, Samuli Niiranen, Seppo Kalli
      Pages 219-222
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-258

About this book

Introduction

Recent years have brought many changes to the world of mass media. The In­ ternet and mobile communications technology have provided consumers with interactive digital services. Television is catching up with this trend through the digitalization process. Digital television is a hybrid platform combining elements from classical analog television and the Internet, providing modern multimedia services on a familiar platform. In short, digital TV is a gateway to the world of interactive digital media. Digital TV brings consumers into the television service arena and offers them new degrees of freedom. However, as the service and multimedia content types diversify and the services and their content increase, television is facing many of the same challenges of complexity and information overflow faced by other digital media. Metadata can handle the diverse services and content of digital TV effi.­ ciently and in a consumer-friendly way. Metadata means that the data are accompanied by other data which describe them. As data about data, meta­ data can provide an insight into syntactically and semantically complex data by distilling their essence to a set of simple descriptors. Metadata also helps to structure and manage information in diverse settings. The use of metadata in broadcast multimedia should not be restricted to being merely a tool for coping with the challenges of a complex networked multimedia environment. Instead, metadata ofTers new opportunities for the development of innovative services.

Keywords

Access Audio Digital Television Internet Services Phase Streaming analog communication digital TV model multimedia navigation video video on demand

Authors and affiliations

  • Artur Lugmayr
    • 1
  • Samuli Niiranen
    • 1
  • Seppo Kalli
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Media InstituteTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3953-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1926-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3953-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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