Interactive Television Demystified

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Jerry C. Whitaker
McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Computers - 273 pages
The first-ever, fact-filled introduction to the new world of interactive TV Interactive Television Demystified helps you understand why the advent of Interactive Television will alter the broadcast industry more dramatically than even the introduction of color did decades ago. This guide by broadcasting insider Jerry Whitaker is the book to go to for the straight facts on interactive TV: what it actually is, what services are possible, and how it is affecting and will affect the television, cable, and computer industries. Packing plenty of case histories, this look at the hype-and reality of media convergence uses a proven, topic-clarifying format to bring you up to speed on PC-based receivers and other smart appliances, and provides you with: Coverage of the ATSC and DVB standards Interactive TV business models Clear treatment of TV datacasting More

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Contents

Video and Audio Compression
39
Program and System Information Protocol
113
The DVB System
153
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Jerry Whitaker (Morgan Hill, CA) is the President of Technical Press, Inc. and former Editor in Chief of Broadcast Engineering. He is the author of many technical books, including DTV 2/e and the Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering.

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