Updated: Jul 19, 2018
Prof. Dr. André Barbosa Research Coordinator and counsellor at the IBICT, Head of the GINGA project talked at the Open University UK about the Digital TV with Internet connection for the low income population in Brazil.
Ginga® is the middleware of the Japanese-Brazilian Digital TV System (ISDB-TB) and ITU-T Recommendation for IPTV services. Ginga is made up by a set of standardised technologies. Ginga allows the broadcasters to send applications with interactive content to the audience facilitating integration with the internet, expanding its usage possibilities. More than 15 million televisions were integrated to the Ginga network.
Dr. Barbosa also discussed about opportunities for partnerships with Brazilian Universities for educational and professional development at scale in Brazil through online courses using the Openlearn Create developed at t
he Open Media of the OU.