Japan’s NHK has announced they will broadcast one of the first programs to accept input from both remote control and cellular phone. A special Christmas Edition of the “Two Way TV World * Go Round” quiz show will add capabilities to accept input from up to four people per household. One person in the household will use the TV’s remote controller to respond to quiz questions, while three others will use their cellular phones. [in Japanese]
I’m not 100% sure about how this is technically arranged, so I’ll just keep my mouth shut. But it seems to be something with the three cell phone participants sending an empty email to a reception desk, which will then hit them back with a way of sending their responses to the program.
However it works, I think it’s pretty neat that viewers can participate in the quiz show at such a level. Moreover, the broadcast will display the results of each of the four participants, as well as the results of the family as a whole. I guess you could think of this as a Japanese version of “Family Feud,” updated for the 21st century. Continue >>