datacasting

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datacasting

Sending data in the vertical blanking interval (VBI) of TV broadcasts. For years, a variety of data has been datacasted to set-top boxes, including weather maps, stock data, games, music videos and V-Chip program ratings. In 2003, Disney introduced its MovieBeam service that datacasts pay-per-view movies over local ABC and PBS stations to a receiver with a built-in antenna. The movies are stored on the receiver's hard disk until the consumer wishes to pay to see one. See vertical blanking interval.
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The book discusses the early trials and deployment of Internet Protocol Datacasting (IPDC) and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) and offers an introduction to multicasting in wireless cellular networks.
CyberLink's solution is also compliant with the Convergence of Broadcast and Mobile Services (DVB-CBMS) specifications for Internet Protocol Datacasting using DVB-H.
The proceeds from these private placements will be used for general working capital related to new contracts, participation in strategic alliances, the expansion of Internet Protocol datacasting services and increased regional coverage.

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