Interactive TV


Recent MSc Computing (Internet Technology and Security) dissertation work within the School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, UK by  James Smith.





Interactive TV applied to internet broadcast media 

James Smith





Abstract
This paper presents a prototype system to enable the creation of synchronised interactive events linked to a YouTube video.

The purpose of the system is to create a generic platform providing a method to improve viewer engagement in the subject matter of a given YouTube video. The paper researches the platform requirements, builds the prototype system, and evaluates its success by means of user experience testing.

The paper concludes that people under 30 find it easier to user the proposed system and that people spend slightly longer watching internet videos than terrestrial TV. 



Supervisor: Dr Scott Turner and Dr Suraj Ajit.



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