enhanced TV (ETV)
Enhanced TV (ETV) is interactive television( ITV) that allows viewers to communicate bidirectionally in real time.
In Enhanced TV, the viewer works with a personal computer with which he can access web pages with TV content synchronized through the TV network via the web browser. On the other hand, the personal computers can be equipped with TV tuners, or the ETV TVs can be equipped with web browsers. A special file format for multimedia content, Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format( EBIF), is available for the ETV television pages.
The TV transmission takes place via the known transmission paths. The interactive functions are transmitted in the vertical blanking interval, via the telephone network or the Internet.