Definition of New Media
The emerging technology requires and facilitates new forms of expression. What distinguishes the new media is the fact that the content, whether delivered on a CD-ROM, DVD, floppy disk or over a high speed broadband network, must be processed by a computer before it can be put to use. New Media services or products make use of alphanumeric text, pictures, sound, music, graphics, data, animation and full motion video. These encourage or require the user to interact with the material in a manner not permitted by the ‘old media’ and involves, along with other more traditional means of distribution, digital delivery over networks interconnected on a local or global scale.
Source: 1997 Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission & Government of Canada