Flickr On TV
In the near future we are going to see more TVs and set-top boxes which incorporate Ethernet ports. Freesat devices already have this feature and the BBC is working with the industry to standardise how MHEG applications could utilise such a connection on compatible Freeview boxes.
To investigate the possibilities of hybrid (IP and broadcast) set-top boxes, I created an application which allows the viewer to browse Flickr feeds on their television.
Richard Felton is a research engineer at BBC Research and Innovation.