Social IPTV

“P2P-based Social IPTV” project defines an advanced TV service efficiently integrating the legacy

IPTV service and Internet-based social network service including personal/group

broadcasting, game, advertisement, telemedicine, etc. This is a cooperation between

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), in Korea and Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) in Germany. We try to make reasonable efforts for the R&D project to develop Social TV technologies and services, especially focusing on Social P2P networking and Social TV user interface (UI) technologies which can be integrated with ETRI’s advanced IPTV infrastructure


Our focus is on development of social TV UI technologies such as:

  • Multi-modal UI supporting various device/location/environment
  • End-user development of Social TV Applications
  • Optimization to Social TV application development/distribution


  • Dr. Dirk Schnelle-Walka
  • Niloo Dezfuli