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ASTA BÄCK received a Master of Science degree in Media Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1983. She currently works as Principal Scientist in the VTT Big Data Industrial Applications team. She has worked at VTT since 1983 in different positions, such as research scientist, team leader, and project manager. Her expertise and research interests include media innovation development, the utilization of social media to support innovation and marketing, and tools and
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Comment : *’Crossroad’: interstitials promoting one immediate alternative programme on another linear channel in the company’s portfolio. ‘Roundabouts’: interstitials promoting two or more immediate alternative programmes.
**SVOD: Subscription video on demand; AVOD: advertisement-funded video on demand.
The tax-funded public service television channel DR1 uses self-promotional tools that set this channel very much apart from the other three. All the intermissions feature trailers and on