Visual networking : keeping television on the box

Cinque, Toija and Marshall, David 2011, Visual networking : keeping television on the box, in Record of the Communications Policy and Research Forum 2011, Network Insight Institute, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 128-140.

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Title Visual networking : keeping television on the box
Author(s) Cinque, ToijaORCID iD for Cinque, Toija
Marshall, DavidORCID iD for Marshall, David
Conference name Communications Policy and Research. Forum (2011 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 7-8 Nov. 2011
Title of proceedings Record of the Communications Policy and Research Forum 2011
Editor(s) Armstrong, Mark
Papandrea, Franco
Publication date 2011
Conference series Communications Policy and Research Forum
Start page 128
End page 140
Total pages 13
Publisher Network Insight Institute
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) television
Cloud TV
National Broadband Network
Summary The Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is the largest infrastructure project ever proposed in Australia (NBN, 2010). Its Fibre to the Home open access network will see a new generation of telecommunications services providing the basis for technologies and services to be combined. Homes connected to the network will have access to new digital media and high-speed internet among other applications. Taking an Australian perspective, this paper focuses on the capacity for fast broadband to allow features and technologies to be combined that were once separate, but now have converged including computing, telephony, free-to-air (FTA) television, direct-to-home satellite broadcasting, radio, and the internet and the implications. Specifically, future services for digital television are going to be more akin to app-based functions that are currently available on mobiles and tablets but on the television screen rather than the PC. Against such a background, this article examines the future of television arguing that faster broadband and internet-enabled televisions to watch movies and shows when it suits the audience are the keys to the television’s survival.
ISBN 9780980434446
Language eng
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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