Digital TV Over Broadband: Harvesting Bandwith offers a clear overview of how technological developments are revolutionizing television. It details the recent shift in focus from HDTV to a more broadly defined DTV and to the increasing importance of webcasting for interactive television. Digital Television examines the recent industry toward a combination of digital services, including the use of the new bandwidth for additional channels of programming, as well as some high definition television. The book discusses the increasingly rapid convergence of telecommunications, television and computers and the important role of the web in the future of interactive programming. This new edition not only covers the new technology, but also demonstrates practical uses of the technology in business models.
A thorough but easy-to-read explanation of the new digital and HDTV technology
Discusses the convergence of TV with computers and telecommunications
Covers the business models and scenarios of DTV adoption, webcasting, and the rollout of interactive services
"Digital TV over Broadband: Harvesting Bandwidth is a much-needed exploration of this new terrain where mass media and interactive technology converge. Dr. Van Tassel offers both practical analyses and visionary recommendations about the broadband potential. In particular, the business models and organizational strategies offer remarkable and valuable insights into the ways broadband TV will work." -Gary Arlen, president, Arlen Communications Inc., Bethesda, Maryland research firm
"Although there isn't much technical theory, Van Tassel has filled her book with plenty of jargon and buzzwords so this is an essential work for anyone determined to get a job in the industry..." - Raymond Marr, What Satellite TV