CollaboraTV: Making television viewing social again

Mukesh Nathan, Chris Harrison, Lana Yarosh, Loren G Terveen, Larry Stead, Brian Amento

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Abstract

With the advent of video-on-demand services and digital video recorders, the way in which we consume media is undergoing a fundamental change. People today are less likely to watch shows at the same time, let alone the same place. As a result, television viewing, which was once a social activity, has been reduced to a passive and isolated experience. To study this issue, we developed a system called CollaboraTV and demonstrated its ability to support the communal viewing experience through a month-long field study. Our study shows that users understand and appreciate the utility of asynchronous interaction, are enthusiastic about Collabora TV's engaging social communication primitives and value implicit show recommendations from friends. Our results both provide a compelling demonstration of a social television system and raise new challenges for social television communication modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUXTV08 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video
Pages85-94
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event1st International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video, UXTV08 - Mountain View, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2008Oct 24 2008

Publication series

NameUXTV08 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video

Other

Other1st International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video, UXTV08
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMountain View, CA
Period10/22/0810/24/08

Keywords

  • Asynchronous communication
  • Instant messaging
  • Interactive television
  • Social tagging
  • Social television
  • Video

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