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ITV Handbook: Technologies and Standards

By Edward M. Schwalb

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 25, 2003

Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

Interactivity. History. Present. Vendors. Future. Framework. Technologies. Major Organizations. Organization of This Book. References.

2. iTV Scenarios.

Advertising Scenarios. Electronic Program Guide Scenarios. Video on Demand Scenarios. Game Scenarios. Game Show Scenarios. Interactive Music Programs. Interactive Educational Programming. Quizzes. Interactive News. Interactive Sports Scenario. Transportation Scenarios. Trading Scenarios. Conclusion. References.

3. iTV Food Chain.

Overview. Broadcast Model. Interactivity. Data Delivery. Authoring Content. Packaging Content. References.

4. iTV Receivers.

Expectations from Receivers. Platform Architecture. Platform Components. Application Meta-data Issues. Network Independent Resource Access. Operational Dynamics. Conclusion. References.

5. Declarative Content.

Background. HTML. XML. XHTML. Cascading Style Sheets. Declarative Data Essence. Conclusion. References.

6. Script Content.

Brief History. Dynamic HTML. Script Language Specification Overview. Execution. Expressions. Operators. Statements. Functions. Native Objects. Conclusion. References.

7. JavaTV.

The Java Language. Programming Model. The Class File Format. Personal Java. Java Security. JavaTV. Conclusion. References.

8. HAVi.

Introduction. Framework. Device Model. Architecture Elements. Graphic User Interface. User Interface Model. Display Model. Interface Design. Widgets. Integration of Graphics and Video. Pluggable Look. Effects. Integration with Java TV and JMF. Conclusion. References.

9. Media Streaming.

Introduction. MPEG Transports. IP Transports and IP Multicast. Audio Streaming. MPEG-2 Video Streaming. Time and Synchronization. Synchronizing Data with Video. Java™ Media Framework (JMF). Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL). References.

10. Security.

Introduction. The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Java Security Framework. XML Digital Signatures (XMLDSIG). Transport Layer Security (TLS). Cable Conditional Access TV. Conclusion. References.

11. Broadcasting Files.

Introduction. Sections, Modules, and Objects. File System Objects. Conclusion. References.

12. Content Formats.

Graphics. Audio Formats. Video Formats. Asset Management Formats. Conclusion. References.

13. Standards and Specifications.

Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF). Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Multimedia Home Platform (MHP). CableLabs' Open Cable Application Platform (OCAP). North-America/US Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). Japan's Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). TV-Anytime. iTV Production Standards. Conclusion. References.

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