Chapter 2

The Technology

Chapter 2 in 30 Seconds …

  • 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 ...

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