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ATVEF

(Advanced Television Enhancement Forum) A consortium of broadcast, cable and computer companies founded in 1998 that developed the ATVEF Enhanced Content Specification, an HTML and JavaScript-based format for adding content to interactive TV. ATVEF closed at the end of 1999 and turned over the specification to the ATV Forum and SMPTE.

In its short year and a half history, ATVEF compiled a collection of intellectual property from its members about interactive TV that provides a wealth of information about content creation and distribution. After ATVEF's closing, this technology continued to be made available from ATVEF Licensing LLC in Boulder, CO. See ATV Forum.
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In comparison to other venues, according to one ATVEF specialist, the Italian presentation was better attended than the one held in Geneva, Switzerland.
La especification del ATVEF se basa en estandares exisrentes en la Red como HTML, JavaScript y multicast IP para crear programacion que se beneficie de una minima tecnologia reciente haciendo que estos estandares sean utiles en cualquier ambiente de servicio de television.
The ATVEF specification relies on existing Web standards like HTML, JavaScript and multicast IP to create programming that takes advantage of minimal new technology, making these standards useful in any television service environment.
ATVEF is a royalty-free license intended to give consumers enhanced (interactive) television programs in the least expensive and most convenient manner possible.
We are glad to have SpinTV join the Microsoft TV Developer Program as they build and offer solutions that support the Microsoft TV platform and ATVEF standards," said David Witus, director of content evangelism and programs for the Microsoft TV group.
Chyron's Lyric creates ATVEF enhancements and triggers, and sends them to Triveni's SkyScraper system for processing, scheduling, and insertion of interactive content into the DTV signal.
OCAP is a separate effort from the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF) content specification, but OCAP does call for support and extension of ATVEF as a part of the PE requirements.
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