Technologies and Perspectives for the European Market

  • Peter A. Bruck
  • Zeger Karssen
  • Andrea Buchholz
  • Ansgar Zerfass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Andrea Buchholz, Ansgar Zerfass
      Pages 3-27
  3. E-Content Market in Europe An Overview

    1. Tommi Pelkonen
      Pages 31-54
    2. Jak Boumans
      Pages 55-75
  4. Content Applications: Selected Cases

    1. Attila Nagy
      Pages 79-96
    2. Zeger Karssen
      Pages 97-108
    3. Jak Boumans
      Pages 127-141
  5. User-Centric Content Production and Interaction

    1. Janne Orava, Mika Perttula
      Pages 145-164
    2. Ansgar Zerfass, Bernd Hartmann
      Pages 165-182
  6. Outlook

    1. Peter A. Bruck
      Pages 205-222
    2. Andrea Buchholz, Bernd Hartmann, Swaran Sandhu
      Pages 223-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book


Technologies develop rapidly and reach hurricane levels of velocity but quality E-Content and innovative applications lag behind. This book addresses the question how content industries change within a digital environment and what role information and communication technologies play in transforming the competitive landscape. The authors argue that post-industrial societies tend to pay substantial amounts for equipment and gadgets but invest far too little in the quality of the content. As a result, much effort is and has to be spent on the enhancement of E-Content.

The contributions give an elaborate overview of:
- the specifics, challenges and prospects of content in the network economy;
- market developments of digital media services;
- paid content business models;
- impacts on scientific publishing;
- developments in the field of E-Learning;
- the interplay between technology and content with the example of interactive digital TV;
- the mobile games market;
- emerging new cross media markets;
- the need to enhance the usability of websites and mobile applications;
- how digital applications might be used to capture and store our personal experiences.

A final chapter shows the prospects of the European E-Content market and gives an overview of valuable initiatives and resources dealing with the topic of E-Content.


Content Cross-Media Digital Content Digital Media Media Management Multimedia Telecommunication e-content

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Bruck
    • 1
  • Zeger Karssen
    • 2
  • Andrea Buchholz
    • 3
  • Ansgar Zerfass
    • 3
  1. 1.ICNM — International Center for New MediaSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Digital DispatchParisFrance
  3. 3.MFG Medienentwicklung, Baden-Württemberg GmbHStuttgart

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