I n t e r a c t i v e | T V Interactive TV: ATVEF Transport B Trial Local and National iTV Content PBS Life 360 Series October 2001 This interactive TV ATVEF Transport B Trial marked the first time PBS developed enhanced television content for all existing ATVEF-compliant platforms. Eight public television stations worked with PBS program and technical producers to create local iTV content for the PBS Life 360 series. Testing of Interactive TV Equipment and Coding The trial included testing of iTV encoders and set-top boxes, authoring systems and coding for each platform, and the synchronization of encoded local and national interactive TV elements. New Systems for National/Local iTV Productions Production schedules were created to coordinate content development between PBS headquarters and local stations. The local iTV content complemented the national program, and directed viewers to additional information posted on the local stations website.
Pictured on right: television images of Colorado iTV
content for the interactive PBS program Life 360.