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trigg&link a new dimension in television program making

  • Warner ten Kate
  • Arno Schoenmakers
  • Nick de Jong
  • Helen Charman
  • Pete Matthews
Production of Multimedia Content
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1242)

Abstract

The merge of internet and television broadcast is discussed at application level: how can internet contribute to television other than Web-surfing? Two main service types were identified. Both relate to television program making. The first refers to the hyperlinking nature of the internet. It led to the concept of trigg&link where a linear, non-interactive television program is enhanced into a linear (parallel), interactive program. The second refers to using internet services within the television program, where the internet services are on a higher level than plain Web-surfing. The enhancement they provide is found in the additional information, additional service, and enhanced programming available through the trigg&link principle. Basic services are combined into packaged services.

The system principles are outlined to support such services. A scheme is proposed to extend URLs so as to support Web-to-Broadcast linking. The protocol stack to run interactive applications is presented. It is the scheme according to the MHEG and DSM-CC standards, compliant with the DVB and DAVIC specifications.

The trigg&link concept is used in CleverCast®, Philips' DAVIC-compliant end-to-end system for enhanced broadcast services.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warner ten Kate
    • 1
  • Arno Schoenmakers
    • 2
  • Nick de Jong
    • 1
  • Helen Charman
    • 3
  • Pete Matthews
    • 3
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesAA EindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips Digital Videocommunication SystemsThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Philips Corporate DesignThe Netherlands

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