Television, since its invention, has been considered a social link between people. This paper presents an architecture that enhances this social link by supporting micro-personal recommendation messages of television content. The architecture allows end-users to share a fragment of television content, with optional media overlays, with others. In addition, it considers a variety of message transmission technologies such as mobile networks by using MMS and traditional communications technologies such as e-mail, blog posting, and RSS feeds. Finally, the architecture covers a wide space of communication alternatives such as one-to-one, and one-to-many communications. This paper presents the architecture and an implemented prototype.
ITV Personal Recommendations Micro-Recommendations SMIL
Software (theme 1), Information (theme 2)
IEEE Computer Society
Network Infrastructure Support for Convergent Interactive Media
IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia Workshops
Distributed and Interactive Systems

César Garcia, P.S, Bulterman, D.C.A, & Jansen, A.J. (2007). Social Sharing of Television Content: An Architecture. In Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Multimedia Workshops (ISMW) (pp. 145–150). IEEE Computer Society.