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Experiences in interactive digital television by Siena City Council and University
 

Summary: Experiences in interactive digital television by Siena City Council
and University
Prof. Enrico Menduni
Arianna Bassoli
Corso di Laurea in Scienze della Comunicazione, Piazza San Francesco, 8 - 53100 Siena,
Italy
Menduni@unisi.it
uslave@tin.it
Abstract. Siena City Council has laid an hybrid fiber-coaxial network in the
underground of the ancient city, where an interactive content providing service
is almost ready to start. Population is answering, but some interface problems
still remain.
keywords: interactive television, community television, convergence
1. Siena's digital network. History, technical details, architecture,
social acceptance insofar
At the beginning of the nineties many towns in Italy were included in a
very ambitious and costly project of full optical fiber wiring, named
"Socrate", planned by Telecom, then monopolistic TLC operator. Shortly
afterwards Telecom was privatized and almost everywhere works stopped.
A relevant exception was Siena, the well-known medieval city of 60,000

  

Source: Ardissono, Liliana - Dipartimento di Informatica, UniversitÓ di Torino

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences