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Interactive Television

Cross media the latest game

Time for mobile phones, television and computers to interact

Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 12:00am

Grisly photos

Grisly photos

Have all decency barriers been broken for the sake of grisly photos on the front page of your newspaper?

I refer to the photo of a corpse from the gas blowout near Chongqing (December 27), then the hand poking out of the rubble in the Iran earthquake (December 29).

1 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Interactive TV survival linked to content

The television industry needs to focus more on content than technology if interactive TV is to succeed, according to an international panel of experts.

While new opportunities will emerge as a result of developing digital TV technologies, they say programmers must keep focused on delivering what the audience wants.

16 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

SingTel ready for TV trials

Singapore Telecommunciations (SingTel) plans to start trials of an interactive television service in 300 households in the city.

The trials are part of the telecoms operator's move to explore opportunities for the commercial launch next year of the TV service across Singapore.

9 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

University sets up MBA by TV

Hongkong Telecom and City University are to establish an interactive Master of Business Administration course which will begin enrolment in April. Students will be able to attend lectures by watching television at home through Hongkong Telecom's interactive TV (ITV) and discuss topics with instructors and tutors.

15 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Lining up to go online

Forty-four companies have expressed interest in providing online public services.

A spokeswoman for the Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau said 44 submissions had been received. The bureau intends to call for tender at the end of this year and award contracts six months later. The first phase is expected to be implemented in 2000.

24 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Microsoft, BBC to test interactive TV

Microsoft Corp and the British Broadcasting Corp will start testing an interactive TV service that enables BBC viewers to visit a related Web site on their televisions. The trial, due later this year, will provide BBC content on Microsoft's WebTV Network's set-top box.

7 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Star Interactive

Star Interactive's reticence about its forthcoming Interactive TV video-on-demand (VOD) service has been called into question by its main competitor.

17 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Interactive TV put on trial in 'world first'

Couch potatoes will soon be able to hire a video, do the shopping, go to the bank and watch a concert - without moving anything more than their wrist on the television remote control.

A trial run of what is believed to be the world's first interactive TV service will be launched in Hong Kong on July 14, sources revealed yesterday.

12 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

TV products

CENTRO Digital Pictures has chosen a Sybase system to develop interactive TV applications, including video on demand and home shopping.

Centro, which developed the user interface for Hong Kong Telecom's first video on demand trial, will use the Sybase New Media Studio product to develop a range of new high quality interactive TV products.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Five take 'highway' to China

FIVE Hong Kong students will meet top mainland officials next month to get a glimpse of the information superhighway's development in the China.

Computer science graduate from the University of Science and Technology, Almon Kwan Man-leung, 22, said the term 'information superhighway' referred to the transfer of information via computer, telephone or TV.

27 Jul 1995 - 12:00am