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Global ITV Newsletter agust 2014

December 2015 Publication

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Project Management
by Christian Keimel.

The main objective of work package one (WP1) is to ensure the project’s overall success by managing the internal coordination as well as administrative and financial activities of the project..

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How Social will TV become?
by Christian Fuhrhop.

As one of its demonstrators, GLOBAL ITV implemented an application that allowed users to exchange messages while watching a TV programme. While the application was never widely distributed, as it was more aimed at highlighting technical features of the GLOBAL ITV platform, basic question remains - will applications with social features be big in the future?.

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Development of GLOBAL ITV Platform
by Christian Keimel, IRT.

The main objective of work package three (WP3) is to develop a specification based on the scenarios and requirements as defined in the other work packages to lay the overall technical foundation for GLOBAL ITV and to maintain and update it throughout the project runtime. This was done in four tasks, examining and understanding the existing technical interactive TV landscape in a state-of-the-art analysis, defining a specification for the future GLOBAL ITV system and the steps toward this system from the current technological platforms, the (hardware) development of a play-out prototype, and the (hardware) development of a set-top-box prototype.

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Experiences and key achievements of WP 5
by UFPA Team.

The Evaluation Plan of GLOBAL ITV was based on a multimethodological matrix (presented in Deliverable 5.1),in which could be distinguished two major test categories: Objective test, that include all tests and procedures to qualify the behaviour of the platforms and applications used in the project; and Subjective tests, in which the end-user is the central element and the main objective is to observe and analyse the experience of end-users interacting with the platform prototypes and applications developed.

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Convergence between Web and TV at W3C TPAC event in Sapporo
by François Daoust, W3C.

W3C held its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) meetings week end of October in Sapporo, Japan, gathering about 600 experts in Web technologies from around the world to participate in Working Group meetings, an Advisory Committee meeting, and a Plenary Day that included a number of breakout sessions on potential technologies that could compose tomorrow's open web platform.

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Key Milestone of GLOBAL ITV Council at Brasilia
by Dr. Julián Seseña, A-CING.

he GLOBAL ITV Council held a very successful meeting in Brasilia last December 10th, 2015. The Council did plan to hold a final meeting in connection with the end of Global ITV project, to discuss the outcome of the Council, its usefulness contributions and the interest for the European and Brazilian stakeholders. Therefore, a time and venue was selected for the final Council meeting: Brasilia and the premises of the Empresa Brasil de Comunicacoes (EBC), because its leadership in the promotion and launch of digital interactive television solutions in Brazil. Its own project, Brazil 4D, was an inspiration for the Global ITV Council. Negotiations were arranged and logistics made available for the Council meeting. A-CING took the lead on the negotiation and arrangements with the key stakeholders of Brazil and the EBC to host this final meeting of the Council in Brasilia.

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World, listen! - Disseminating GLOBAL ITV results
by Jaime Mancebo, A-CING.

GLOBAL ITV defined a dissemination strategy and a dissemination plan, in order to efficiently spread the world about its main results, achievements, news, etc.

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The Future.
by Gustavo Moreira Calixto and Marcelo Knorich Zuffo, USP.

In the two years of implementation of GLOBAL ITV project, the partners making up the consortium showed that it is possible to think of digital TV interactive platforms coexistence and interoperability, as a first step in designing a global television model, both for broadcasters and manufacturers TV and for content producers and end users. Today, the broadcast TV is considered a regionalized product due to local norms and recommendations. The outcomes reached by GLOBAL ITV highlights that are technologically possible different interactive digital TV platforms on the same receptor. Furthermore, it is also possible for the broadcaster to produce interactive content that is transmitted to more than one television system. Working together, the project partners have enabled the exchange of experiences, especially in understanding the technological, regulatory and political environment in Brazil and Europe.

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