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Multimedia Broadcast - European R&D in the field of interactive multimedia broadcast

The ACTS Infowin project has recently produced a new publication in its thematic issues series. Entitled "Multimedia Broadcast", this latest Infowin publication provides an overview of European R&D in the field of interactive multimedia broadcast services and applications, in ...
The ACTS Infowin project has recently produced a new publication in its thematic issues series. Entitled "Multimedia Broadcast", this latest Infowin publication provides an overview of European R&D in the field of interactive multimedia broadcast services and applications, in particular within the framework of the Community's Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS) programme.

The theme of "Multimedia Broadcast" is the evolution of digital broadcast technologies towards interactive digital multimedia services. The publication focuses on the activities, trials and results of the ACTS programme, as well as other R&D projects in the field of interactive digital multimedia services. The aim is to increase awareness of the wide range of European R&D and standardization activities in this field.

The following aspects are covered:

- Technical background of multimedia broadcast, including results from EUREKA-147 DAB, DVB and DAVIC;
- Multimedia broadcast in the ACTS programme;
- Focus on transmission and distribution of multimedia broadcast services.
- Summary of ACTS projects, including project goals, achievements, field trials, applications and services, business issues and deployment plans;
- Testing and validation of DAB, DVB and DAVIC specifications in pan-European trials;
- Applications and services developed, tested and evaluated by ACTS projects;
- Products used or developed in ACTS projects and field trials;
- Interviews with experts in the field to provide a vision of future digital broadcast;
- Strategy papers;
- Main events supported by ACTS projects.

This publication is mainly targeted at professionals and decision makers working in the increasingly converging broadcasting, telecommunications and computer industries. This document will give an overview of state-of-the-art research within ACTS and related fields and an insight into the deployment of digital TV and radio.

Source: European Commission, DG XIII

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