Abstract

We design and evaluate a way to modify television news to make it interactive for viewers. We allow them to get more of what they want and less of what they don't want. This allows news to break constraints imposed by television broadcast schedules. Our solution is to augment the existing news broadcast structure in the following ways: add a video headlines menu, provide on-demand access to additional story content, provide interactive navigation controls between stories, and a control overlay. For news producers we create a video annotation program and process to help create the interactive news. We use the production tools in a news production room for a week to show viability. We also evaluate the home interactivity by having viewers provide feedback after watching the interactive news produced during that week. Our results show that our solution easily fits into existing news production processes. The solution provides additional depth into stories and individualizes the newscast for each viewer. The interaction for viewers is optional and easy to use, but future work could make it even easier to learn and use.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

2010-03-08

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3397

Keywords

television news, interactive television, interactive television news, news production process

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