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TeleVision, (commonly abbreviated TV; also known as tele, picture tube, the boobtube, the tube, the box, the small screen, the screen and several other pseudonyms; written as noun: television) is defined as any telecommunication system used for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance.[1][2][3]



HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a new industry standard providing an open and business neutral technology platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband and also enables access to Internet only services for consumers using connected TVs and set-top boxes. The founding members of the HbbTV consortium together with a large group of supporters jointly developed the HbbTV specification to create a global standard for hybrid entertainment services. Version 1.1.1 of this specification has been approved by ETSI as ETSI TS 102 796 in June 2010.

The HbbTV specification is based on existing standards and web technologies including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C. The standard provides the features and functionality required to deliver feature rich broadcast and internet services. Utilizing standard Internet technology it enables rapid application development. It defines minimum requirements simplifying the implementation in devices and leaving room for differentiation, this limits the investment required by CE manufacturers to build compliant devices.


The Open IPTV Forum e.V. was created in March 2007, to provide an IPTV solution enabling a "plug and play" experience for the end-users and filling a industry gap making it independent from the technology behind it.

The "easy to use" experience usually requires quite a lot of advanced techniques behind the scenes so to say, to be able to provide that "plug and play" experience for the end-user and the end to end IPTV solution is not an exception.

This implies that the different players in the IPTV value chain needed to have a "tool" to easily develop their own products to fit into the "plug and play" solution. The "tool" is the open standards that are created in this Open IPTV Forum.

The Open IPTV Forum e.V. is a pan-industry initiative with the purpose of producing end to end specifications for IPTV that will take the next generation of IPTV to the mass market. The forum is fully open to participation across the communications and entertainment industries.



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Universal Remotes

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New Media

New Media (also erroneously referred to as User-Generated Content or Social Media) is the logical progression of the media into one common and easily understandable interface, particularly at the presentation layer.




Next Generation TV

Next Generation Television (also commonly referred to as New TV, Gen Z TV) is the big-media and traditional media players' proposed solution to new media, such as the rapid growth of user-generated content and the social media phenomenon. As such, it has the significant financial, technical and legislative backing of private corporate interests and dominant players in the media landscape. Proponents insist that quality of content (particularly in technical specifications such as HD picture and Dolby surround-sound) is more important to consumers than convenience or relevance of content.

Hulu is an initiative lead by three (or more; including Fox, ABC and NBC) of the major North American broadcasters to pvide a website and old media-controled competitor to YouTube for publishing and syndicating copyrighted content on the web.


Sony's Crackle was formed from an acquisition of Grouper and several re-branding attempts.



Yahoo! TV


Joost is a company and accompanying software founded by a number of the original creators of Skype, including Janus Friis[18] and Niklas Zennström[19]. Formerly they offered only a desktop-based streaming media solution for live and syndicated multicasts, however they have recently switched to a web-based distribution model.


TV Info Sites


A web/XML interface and database schema for managing TV series information and user-submitted graphics. Will be interfaced by a number of HTPC plugins and software. Currently used by plugins for Meedio, Media Portal, and XBox Media Center


TV rage



TV Guide



Mainstream Media















What used to be the generic Comedy Channel seems to have split into ComedyCentral in the US and ComedyNetwork in Canada.




TV Asahi

Fuji TV


SKY Perfect







External Links


  1. McFly television resource:
  2. History of Television:
  4. wikipedia: TV-Anytime
  5. Opera platform for connected TVs:
  7. If you have a smart TV, take a closer look at your privacy settings:
  8. Is my Samsung Smart TV vulnerable to the “weeping angel” attack?:
  10. FBI Warns Your Smart TV May Be Spying On You:
  11. How to identify which model, year, generation of the Amazon Fire TV-edition SmartTV, Stick, Cube or DTV Box you have – Updated Oct. 2020:
  12. Toshiba 4K Fire TV Edition (2020 model) review:
  13. How to Turn Off the Amazon Fire TV:
  14. Logitech Harmony (Elite edition):
  15. Logitech officially discontinues its Harmony remotes:
  16. The 5 Best Universal Remotes Now That Logitech Quit the Game:
  17. OpenCalais makes content (including TV) discoverable:
  18. wikipedia:Janus Friis
  19. wikipedia:Niklas Zennström
  20. Fan Art links:
  21. Slick Commercial implementation of said code:
  22. How do I get all the web links for a topic?:
  23. Moving from the MQL Query Editor to the Freebase API - Running Queries from your Programs:
  24. Trivially show an image for anything - Freebase ID to Image service:
  25. Why Viacom Is Rebooting Spike As The Paramount Network:
  26. TV licensing:
  27. CBC sheds more than 140 jobs in local news: (Public broadcaster will add 80 positions to improve online content)
  28. wikipedia: List of SKY PerfecTV! channels
  29. TVShack Admin Fights Extradition To U.S. On Movie Piracy Charges:
  30. Project Free TV on REDDIT:
  31. TVrage:
  32. The truth about TV ratings, online viewing and sci-fi shows:
  33. Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing:
  34. Bell All-Regions TV Channel Lineup:
  35. The Reason Panasonic Said Goodbye to the U.S. TV Market:
  36. Panasonic minimized list of authorized retailers in Canada: (after they pulled out of the US market)
  37. 1986-87 Ratings History:
  38. The slow decline of Panasonic 4K TVs in the U.S market :
  39. Panasonic VIERA TH-42PV60A review:
  40. NFL Blackout Rules Explained:
  41. Stoneroos - accessible Web TV:
  42. Let’s Talk TV A conversation with Canadians about the future of television:

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