Distributing and publishing newspaper content on a digital TV-platform

Olli Nurmi, Atte Kortekangas

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    In this paper we study and evaluate DVB-T broadcasting of newspaper content and user interface on a digital TV platform. The objective of the research was to study a) the data transmission reliability and efficiency, b) user interface and c) the user experience of the DigiTV Newspaper. The study was conducted in two stages. Fist a facsimile copy of the newspaper content was generated daily and transmitted in three geographical regions in Finland to test the service for three local newspapers. After this the layout was modified to improve the usability and user tests were conducted. The results show that the facsimile representation of the content can be enhanced by using wide format layout, video material and navigational aids. This kind of publishing channel can be a supplementary service especially when the newspaper distribution faces geographical challenges.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Research Conference of IARIGAI
    EditorsNils Enlund, Mladen Lovreček
    Place of PublicationDarmstadt
    PublisherIARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries
    ISBN (Print)987-3-9812704-0-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event35th International Research Conference of IARIGAI - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 7 Sept 200810 Sept 2008

    Publication series

    SeriesAdvances in Printing and Media Technology


    Conference35th International Research Conference of IARIGAI


    • DigiTV
    • data transmission
    • newspaper distribution
    • user experience


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