WeonTV at the EuroITV 2009

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WeonTV at the EuroITV 2009

  1. 1. Implementation of Social Features Over Regular IPTV STB Ricardo Pinto / Vanessa Nobre University of Aveiro & PT [ jfa / almeida / ricardopinto / vnobre ]@ua.pt Jorge F. Abreu / Pedro Almeida University of Aveiro
  2. 2. <ul><li>One of the major predicted Social impacts of iTV - greater sense of community awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Jones </li></ul><ul><li>1975 </li></ul>” “
  3. 3. James Lull Chuah Kharif Coates Boertjes Harrison HeB Harboe Metcalf Coppens Tullio Oehlberg Cesar Geerts Baillie Weisz Chorianopolous Social-iTV already a large cloud … and many others Lekakos
  4. 4. James Lull Chuah Kharif Coates Boertjes Harrison HeB Harboe Metcalf Coppens Tullio Oehlberg Cesar Geerts Baillie Weisz Chorianopolous sociability shared experiences participation buddies communication text voice networked TV community building distributed viewing content awareness Social-iTV already a large cloud … and many others Lekakos
  5. 5. Hardware & Middleware for providing social features in IPTV commercial platforms? (one of the commercial solutions) Microsoft MediaRoom regular IPTV STB
  6. 6. Mediaroom worldwide 3 millions
  7. 7. Mediaroom worldwide >300.000 users
  8. 8. challenge! how to put social features in meo households ?
  9. 9. The meo solution <ul><li>CPU: 400+DMIPS </li></ul><ul><li>FLASH RAM: 32 MB </li></ul><ul><li>Middleware: Ms MediaRoom </li></ul><ul><li>Interface Eng.: Tasman </li></ul><ul><li>Free RAM for browser (in use): ~2MB </li></ul><ul><li>main constraints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rendering browser based applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comunications support </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The social application <ul><li>buddies, presence & AV awareness </li></ul><ul><li>flexible offer of text communication: </li></ul><ul><li>web configurable pre-defined messages + free text input </li></ul><ul><li>5 simultaneous IM sessions </li></ul><ul><li>also with PC/mobile clients </li></ul><ul><li>other features: </li></ul><ul><li>TV channel recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>channel privacy management </li></ul>The
  11. 11. system model
  12. 12. tv mode (v1)
  13. 13. chat mode (v1)
  14. 14. <ul><li>@ IT event </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st test performed in a stable way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>positive feedback from the participants </li></ul></ul>evaluation
  15. 15. <ul><li>@ Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>participants with ≠ digital literacy; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>direct and participative obs.; </li></ul></ul>evaluation
  16. 16. evaluation <ul><li>AV consumption awareness; </li></ul><ul><li>channel recommendation; </li></ul><ul><li>quick answers; </li></ul><ul><li>preference for pre-defined msg over free written msg; </li></ul><ul><li>tendency to use standard remote control keys; </li></ul><ul><li>TV image must have primacy; </li></ul><ul><li>visual feedback of login in notifications; </li></ul><ul><li>dynamic focus; </li></ul><ul><li>response time. </li></ul>
  17. 17. version 2 (in development)
  18. 18. version 2 (in development)
  19. 19. final notes the commercial set-top box has some technical limitations a great challenge to put it to work – mashups et al a social application in every household? preliminary results show good acceptance large field trial late 2009
  20. 20. http://labs.sapo.pt/ua/socialitv/ Jorge F. Abreu | [email_address] | twitter: jotafa Pedro Almeida | [email_address] | twitter: morganpt Ricardo Pinto | [email_address] Vanessa Nobre | [email_address] we will be around with the simulator

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