Defining Interactive TelevisionI am defining Interactive Television as multiple-media programming offered by one party to another and which allows the end-user control of both content and access
There are I believe, three formats that the television system of the future will operate under, these are...
traditional non-interactive television
language selection, closed captioning etc.
format eg., news with a sporting, financial or entertainment focus.
image and or text databases
program guides and previews of coming programs
'fact sheets' on lifestyle programs, recipes on cooking programs etc.
One way Narrowcast
Two way Narrowcast
transmission of secure data from the end-user to a distant point, eg., purchasing of goods and services, banking etc.
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