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Delivering a Fully Interactive Mobile TV

Tjondronegoro, Dian W., Wang, Lei, & Joly, Adrien (2006) Delivering a Fully Interactive Mobile TV. International Journal of Web Information Systems, 2(3/4), pp. 197-211.

Abstract

Affordable mobile devices with video playback functionality are rapidly growing in the market. Current wireless and third generation communication networks enable smoother and higher quality streaming video. With the support of these technologies, most participants in telecom value-added service chain are planning to shift their business focus to a more profitable and appealing area, mobile TV. Previous work that survey on users’ behavior while consuming mobile TV has indicated that users normally watch brief and casual contents, and not the full program. However, most of the current services adopt a "push" approach since users passively receive pre-defined contents, rather than pulling the interesting topics and segments. In order to promote a more enjoyable and rewarding watching experience, this paper will propose a framework to support a fully interactive mobile TV. The main goal is to enable users to: 1) visually locate interesting topics across multiple genres (such as news, sports and entertainment); and 2) fully control the playback flow of the multimedia items while selecting the most interesting segments. A web-based system has been developed to implement and test the effectiveness of the proposed framework in a wireless and mobile setting.

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ID Code: 12173
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Mobile TV, Multimedia indexing retrieval, Web, based interface, Interactive services
ISSN: 1744-0084
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Emerald
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:11

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