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An iTV Prototype for Content Unification

  • Jorge AbreuEmail author
  • Pedro Almeida
  • Ana Velhinho
  • Sílvia Fernandes
  • Rafael Guedes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11112)

Abstract

This paper addresses an iTV prototype able to offer contents from different sources over a unique and common user interface. The prototype was developed under the UltraTV project, formed by a consortium that gathers the industry and the academy to develop a new digital entertainment approach to the iTV ecosystem. The high-fidelity prototype runs on an Android set-top box and combines TV programs with Over-the-top (OTT) videos (from YouTube, Facebook Videos, and Netflix). The system focuses on unification, recommendation and profiling features, able to accommodate the demands of younger viewers. Adopting a User-Centered Design methodology, the development of the prototype benefited from continuous feedback obtained on different validation phases, namely a review by experts, laboratory tests, and a field trial.

Keywords

Unification Interactive TV Personalization UX Usability 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper is a result of the UltraTV - UltraHD TV Application Ecosystem project (grant agreement no. 17738), funded by COMPETE 2020, Portugal 2020 and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Aveiro, DigiMediaAveiroPortugal

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