This project, funded by MSTV SVC, contextualizes changing television viewership from an ethnographic study of 40individuals and 11 families in Mumbai, India. Over the last decade, the Indian audiences have been witnessing rapidly transforming television technology, content, and services. With changing TV scenarios as a backdrop, the study purports to do the following:
Evaluate techno-social scenarios of new TV services in conjunction with family usages of the Internet and mobile devices
Examine how these fit into existing everyday rhythms and routines of family viewing.
Gauge initial audience response to nascent interactive TV services
Research Interns: Sumitra Nair, Raj Kumar Rath
Rangaswamy, N (2008), " There is no entertainment without TV: Changing TV environments in India", EUROITV 2008, Salzburg
Rangaswamy, N (2008), " My TV is the family oven/toaster/grill/: Personalizing TV for the Indian audience", UXTV, San Francisco
- N Rangaswamy, S Nair, and K Toyama, “My TV is the family Oven/Toaster/Grill”:Personalizing TV for the Indian Audience, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, October 2008.
- Rangaswamy and N, ‘There is no entertainment without TV…’:Changing TV environments - A case-study from India, Springer Verlag, July 2008.