The scenery is the same since the box was born 80 years ago to change the world: sofa, remote in hand, zapping forward, zapping backward in the only possible interaction with television. The only one? Not anymore. With the advent of interactive television, the viewer can today do more than just turn the device on and off and change its channel. At the University of Aveiro (UA), through the Social iTV research group, to the simple and reductive zapping is being added a wide range of applications that allow viewers, through the remote control, to make television an immense social network.
Social iTV coordinators, Jorge Ferraz de Abreu and Pedro Almeida, were interviewed by the University of Aveiro’s newspaper.
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