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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.
ATVEF is a royalty-free license intended to give consumers enhanced (interactive) television programs in the least expensive and most convenient manner possible.
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.
Earlier this year, Zenith and Triveni Digital joined forces with PBS for the industry's first ATVEF terrestrial DTV broadcasts of interactive television enhancements.
The SpinTV Studio Suite is ATVEF compliant and is designed to work with the Macromedia Dreamweaver development platform.
In the news release, Advanced Television Forum Explores Interactive TV Content Authoring At ATV W3: 'What Works & Why', issued earlier today by The Advanced Television Forum over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sixth paragraph, second sentence should read, "It is co-sponsored and hosted by the UCF, with additional sponsors including ATSC, SMPTE and ATVEF (the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum)," rather than "It is co-sponsored and hosted by the UCF, with additional sponsors including ATSC, SMPTE, ATVEF (the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum) and ATVEF LLC.
The two products working together allow for interactive TV enhancements, compliant with ATVEF transport-B specifications, to be authored and inserted live into the DTV broadcast stream.
ATVEF Transport B allows the enhanced content to be broadcast with the program, rather than requiring a connection to the Internet.
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.
For example, the ATVEF version of Showtime Interactive 24.