Content-Enriched Communication-Supporting the Social Uses of TV

Chorianopoulos, K., 2007. Content-Enriched Communication-Supporting the Social Uses of TV. COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK JOURNAL 6, 23–30.

Abstract. The technological difference between the broadcast and the telecommunications industries has imposed an artificial distinction between content distribution and interpersonal communication. As a result, content has to be distributed and consumed through broadband, unidirectional and inflexible TV channels, while interpersonal communication takes place over low-bandwidth bidirectional channels. The convergence of platforms offers many opportunities for integrated content and communication services, which we refer to as content-enriched communication.