Broadcast Services Enabled by Local Storage and Connectivity
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Overview: Local hard disks are changing the way in which users consume audio and video content. Technologies that were previously associated with the computer domain are being investigated to offer rich network connectivity to digital set top boxes, allowing users to simply pass media of different types from home to home. These technologies provide broadcasters and other parties many opportunities for new services and many challenges. This paper introduces some of the technologies described in the TV-Anytime specifications and discusses services and applications being explored by BBC Research and Development to make creative use of the features provided.