Acceptable Channel Switching Delays for Mobile TV

Alexandre Fleury, Jakob Schou Pedersen, Lars Bo Larsen

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This paper presents a user study investigating the acceptability of channel switching delays on mobile television systems. The authors first review the previous work in the area, then propose a study design and present results from its implementation, focusing on the overall acceptability threshold as well as three potential effect factors: the transition type, the test environment and the audiovisual content. The results show that delays longer than 5.7 seconds annoyed test participants, and that the transition type had a significant impact on the rating of channel switching delays. However, neither the test environment nor the audiovisual content influenced the ratings significantly. Finally, a discussion of these results and directions for future research are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroITV '11 : 9th International Interactive TV&Video Conference Proceedings
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateJun 2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0602-7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Event9th international interactive conference on Interactive television - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jun 20111 Jul 2011
Conference number: 9


Conference9th international interactive conference on Interactive television

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