Chapter 5. The Five Basic Formats of Data Broadcasting

  1. Lars Tvede1,
  2. Peter Pircher2 and
  3. Jens Bodenkamp3

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841893.ch5

Data Broadcasting: Merging Digital Broadcasting with the Internet, Revised Edition

Data Broadcasting: Merging Digital Broadcasting with the Internet, Revised Edition

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Author Information

  1. 1

    The Fantastic Corporation, Zug, Switzerland

  2. 2

    The Fantastic Corporation, San Francisco, USA

  3. 3

    ETF Group Deutschland GmbH, München, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485605

Online ISBN: 9780470841891



  • cached content;
  • audio/video streaming package delivery;
  • real time data streaming;
  • broadcast guide;
  • intelligent caching;
  • cache management;
  • content tags;
  • broadcast scheduling;
  • event types;
  • bandwidth booking;
  • granularity of data streams;
  • system driven personalization


This chapter describes five formats for data broadcasting transmission: cached content, audio/video streaming, package delivery, real time data streaming and broadcast guide data broadcast:

  • Choice of formats and guaranteed delivery, time criticality and viewing time

  • Advantages of cached content delivery

  • How does a cache work?

  • Viewing cached data

  • Cache management

  • Different approaches to intelligent caching

  • Content tags

  • Scheduling and broadcast of cached content

  • Applications, usage tracking and billing of package delivery

  • Typical applications of audio/video streaming

  • Infrastructure requirements for audio/video streaming

  • Audio/video stream event types

  • Booking and scheduling for audio/video streaming

  • Applications for data streaming

  • Granularity of data streams

  • Data stream bandwidth

  • Data stream viewers

  • Scheduling and viewing data streams

  • Managing broadcast of streaming data

  • The media context of the broadcast guide

  • Locating content from a broadcast guide

  • System driven personalization and the broadcast guide

  • Broadcast guide technologies

  • Roles in creating the broadcast guide

  • Linking broadcasting services to the Internet