Enhanced hybrid TV platform with multiscreen, advanced EPG and recommendation enablers
Tomas Kovacik – Rastislav Bencel – Jan Mato – Roman Bronis – Peter Truchly – Ivan Kotuliak
TV watching dramatically changes with introduction of new technologies such as Internet-connected TVs, enriched digital broadcasting (DVB), on-demand content, additional programme information, mobile phones and tablets enabling multiscreen functions etc that offer added values to content consumers. In this paper we propose modular advanced TV platform and its enablers enhancing TV watching. They allow users to receive aside of EPG also additional information about broadcasted content, to be reminded of requested programme, to utilize recommendation and search features, thanks to multiscreen functionality to allow users to take watched content with them or transfer it onto another device. The modularity of the platform allows new features to be added in future.
Keywords: advanced TV, multiscreen, mobile devices, enhanced EPG, recommendation