Issue No. 04 - July-Aug. (2012 vol. 14)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2012.78
Gabriel Baum , Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Luiz Fernando G. Soares , Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
In 2005, Brazil launched its digital TV (DTV) agenda. The main premise was to reduce the digital divide present in the country, giving the lower social classes the right to access, produce, and distribute information. As a natural consequence, a second premise stressed the generation of local IT jobs and companies in support of this effort. It was under these requirements that Ginga, the ITU-T DTV middleware system, was conceived. This department presents Ginga and its role in the socioeconomic development of Latin-America. It is part of a special issue on IT in Emerging Markets.
Ginga, open source middleware, digital TV, Brazil, Latin America, emerging economies
G. Baum and L. F. Soares, "Ginga Middleware and Digital TV in Latin America," in IT Professional, vol. 14, no. , pp. 59-61, 2012.