Feasibility Assessment of DVB-enabled Multimedia Services

E. Kivisaari and S. Luukkainen (Finland)


Multimedia applications, streaming, DVB, MHP, IPDC, service feasibility.


In this paper we create a feasibility assessment model for network-based services by linking together the factors that define the usefulness, usability and marketability of a new network-based service. The analysis is focused around the problems related to providing non-television services in a digital video broadcasting network, but the results are applicable in evaluating other network-based added-value services as well. In analyzing the services in question, the model takes into account the capabilities and possible limitations of the user interface, the overall technical infrastructure on which the service is based on, the threat of substituting services, and the management architecture of digital television broadcasting networks. Related technology and service cases are also presented.

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