ITV Handbook: Technologies and Standards

ITV Handbook: Technologies and Standards

by Edward M. Schwalb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131003127

ISBN-13: 9780131003125

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

iTV Handbook: Technologies and Standards, by Edward M. Schwalb, provides an integrative overview of interactive TV (iTV), an enormously complex technology. Coverage includes most aspects of each link in the iTV service chain, plus details on hardware, software, technologies, file and asset-management formats, protocols, standards, security

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iTV Handbook: Technologies and Standards, by Edward M. Schwalb, provides an integrative overview of interactive TV (iTV), an enormously complex technology. Coverage includes most aspects of each link in the iTV service chain, plus details on hardware, software, technologies, file and asset-management formats, protocols, standards, security considerations, the broadcast file system, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131003125
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Series:
IMSC Press Multimedia Series
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

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.

Additional Resources.

Acronyms.

Index.

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