1. The story
2. Psych. process
The basis for any iTV format should be a psychological process. This facilitates the emotional effect and provides grounds for the cost of interactivity. The psychological process is: With television a mass medium, the process can naturally also be a collective-psychological or social one.

In terms of content, it can revolve around important circumstances, e.g.:

Likewise or moreover, the contents can revolve around direct emotions or everyday experiences. E.g.: In all instances, the contents grip the viewer in an emotional way. Expressed in alternate terms: The contents relate to the psychological energy of the viewer. The TV programme addresses the aforementioned internal tension.

The initiation of a psychological process is also possible through films or classic-passive television formats. However, the process predominantly remains projected at the actor or the talk-show guest. The film remains "fiction" and the talk-show remains a "circus".

Considerably more intensive and conscious is emotional development through the integration of interactive elements. The process is thus

The generation of a profile of a fictitious but definitive representative of the target groups may be helpful as an orientation and starting point for the authors. In addition to the exterior, habitus, life and personal background, it is primarily the personality that brings ideas, for example in the form of:


Harald Molina-Tillmann

Introduction to interactive television

3. Theme
4. Ritual

2. Psychological process

5. Hero, fetish, symb.
6. Suspense curve
Preliminary remarks
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