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Interactive television productions involve and are dependent on a range of technologies – including television sets, transmission platforms and set-top boxes.
The introduction of digital transmission technologies made it easier to distribute interactive television services.
The main transmission platforms for interactive television are digital cable, digital satellite, digital terrestrial and, using digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, the telephone network.
The hardware and software in television set-top boxes usually control the on-screen presentation of interactive television services.
Interactive television services on different transmission platforms often have to be created in ...