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Cambridge iTV Trial: Home Shopping and Interactive Multimedia


Residential Network Services - Early Trials
Radio Interview: David Greaves and Stanley Ooi
Asynchronised Transfer Mode (sic) for the Interactive Multimedia Set Top Box.

Here is a broadcast made on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on 13th July 1994 that predicted the future of interactive services to the home.

We discussed various, future online services, including home shopping, targeted advertising, digital music downloads and pay-per-view.

We did not speak about e-mail or mention the word Internet!

Our iTV trial supported end-to-end QoS. If you listen to this on today's broadband using streaming RealAudio, you might get the odd interruption or 'break up' as a large email or other file shares your broadband link. Our system did not suffer from that because it gave priority to real-time traffic.

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As a Single Package (Real Audio)

  • Introduction, Broadcast & Conclusion

    Links To Separate MP3 Files

  • DJG Retrospective: Introduction

  • Radio Broadcast Article 1/2

  • Radio Broadcast Article 2/2

  • DJG Retrospective: Conclusion
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