IPTVpavilion - From the editors of Broadcast Engineering and Telephony

IPTV subscriptions to grow at 32 percent annually, says ABI Research

Jan 27, 2009 8:59 AM

Riding on the emerging wave of high-speed broadband connectivity and the evolution of business and user requirements, television is no longer what it used to be...(From Broadcast Engineering)
Open IPTV Forum publishes new specifications

Jan 13, 2009 9:09 AM

The new TDVision format delivers stereoscopic content while remaining compatible with 2-D and MPEG legacy systems...(From Broadcast Engineering)
BT, BBC, ITV partner to promote on-demand TV via broadband

Jan 13, 2009 9:13 AM

Three UK communications powerhouses announced Dec. 11 they would collaborate to foster development of a common industry approach and consumer offering to deliver on-demand television via broadband Internet delivery...(From Broadcast Engineering)
Verizon HD offer hits century mark in all markets served, says company

Jan 13, 2009 9:15 AM

The number of HD channels on Verizon’s FiOS TV lineup now totals 100 or more in every market where the cable TV competitor is offered, the company said last week...(From Broadcast Engineering)

Net neutrality threatens Internet investment dollars

Apr 16, 2008 4:58 PM

Any new government policies regarding the Internet should be focused on advancing broadband deployment in the United States, not trying to impose regulations on Internet service providers, who are investing billions in infrastructure, the head of USTelecom told an audience at the NAB Show this week...
Content first IPTV consideration, panel says

Apr 16, 2008 4:56 PM

As IPTV operators seek greater cooperation with broadcasters, content should be their first and foremost consideration, according to a panel of broadcasting and telco executives. The NAB discussion “True Hollywood Story,” moderated by Whit Jackson, VP of business development and studio relations at SecureMedia, concluded that the rules have changed for IPTV providers, and they now must meet the conditions of licensing content, rather than just transporting it...
TM Forum demos Content Encounter

Apr 16, 2008 4:54 PM

The TM Forum, a cross between a trade association and standards body, realized that as convergence was becoming more of a reality, the telcos would have to expand their ecosystems to welcome the content companies into the mix. The result of this realization was the Content Encounter, which went public in November of last year...
Presentation focuses on IPTV as a relevance enhancer, value creator

Apr 16, 2008 5:15 PM

"Building Relevance: Using IPTV to Create Market Value" was held Wednesday, April 16, 9-9:30 a.m., and was presented by Steven Shepherd of Shepard Communications Group...
Session explores differences between linear TV programming, IPTV

Apr 16, 2008 5:14 PM

“Unique Telco Content” was held Wednesday April 16, 10:25-11 a.m., and featured presenters Sarah Katt, content and business development for FiOS TV and FiOS 1 Local, and Larry Wegman, director of technology marketing for SaskTel...
Panel discusses local content production tools

Apr 16, 2008 5:12 PM

"Content Production Potpourri – Hot Products for Producing Local Content" was held Wednesday, April 16, 2:10 -5 p.m., and was moderated by Steven Hawley, senior IP Analyst, Multimedia Research Group...

E-Signatures Get SaaSy

Dec 22, 2008 12:00 PM

When it comes to electronic signatures, the biggest innovation isn't in the technology — which has been around for years — but in finding a way to use them... (From Telephony)
Big-Screen Broadband

Nov 17, 2008 12:00 PM

The convergence of the Web and television has long been touted as the real promise of IP, but most service providers have stopped at over-the-top video. However, vendors are beginning to encourage their operator customers to go beyond feature films and bring media to the living room...(From Telephony)

IPv6 is coming

Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM

The Internet Protocol (IP) provides the leading and most rapidly growing infrastructure for today's communications services. Through innovation, its best effort nature was complemented with functionality that enabled IP to evolve from delivering data to delivering voice and video communications as well... (From Broadcast Engineering)
IPTV content delivery issues

Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM

There are very few markets in entertainment and media that can boast double-digit growth for 2008, but it looks certain that IPTV will be one of them. According to a report in September by market researcher Gartner, by the end of 2008 there will be 19.6 million global IPTV subscriptions, a 64 percent increase from 2007... (From Broadcast Engineering)

Is network-based DVR an IPTV savior?

Apr 16, 2008 5:20 PM

Delivering HD content on-demand from the network could solve some bandwidth constraint issues, but content providers in the United States have yet to be convinced...
Middleware snags stalling HD, DVR rollouts

Apr 15, 2008 6:01 PM

Shortcomings in middleware are causing headaches among some rural telcos, interfering with their plans to offer HD video and digital video recorder (DVR) services...
The view from the living room couch

Apr 14, 2008 5:02 PM

As far as customers are concerned, it’s more about TV than IPTV. So how can service providers help customers understand such things as eight-hour installation times, and should they even bother explaining that the TV now has its own IP address? ...
Telephony's Guide to IPTV: Spring 2008
Mar 19, 2008 1:22 PM

In this special IPTV report, we investigate IPTV's toughest critics--its users--and have them weigh in on the good, the bad and the ugly of the television offering. As well, editor-in-chief Carol Wilson explores customer quality of experience issues to find out what kind of proactive monitoring measures can be taken to help overcome quality challenges. Don't miss this and much more inside this issue....

Shenick takes testing out of the lab and into the network
Jan 27, 2009 8:31 AM

As IPTV services are maturing, Shenick Network Systems has expanded its product offering to monitor quality of experience in an effort to reduce customer churn, says company CMO Robert Winters... (From Broadcast Engineering)

How Verizon built the 'Hub'

Jan 28, 2009 1:21 PM

The new Verizon Hub — launched last week — has been on the takeoff ramp for some time. When it was finally introduced, the final device looked pretty slick...(From Telephony)

No turning back now

Apr 16, 2008 5:34 PM

The truth is: The United States blew this broadband thing decades ago, probably back in the late 1980s. That’s when some bright people, who didn’t know what the Internet was going to become, said it would be smart to break up the local phone companies into component parts ...
IPTV set-top box quandaries confront Tier 2, Tier 3 telcos, says Bulk

Mar 11, 2008 4:39 PM

In this edition, IPTV Update concludes its conversation with Frank Bulk, technology and product development manager at Premier Communications in Sioux Center, IA, about the real-world IPTV deployment experiences of Tier 2 and Tier 3 telcos in the United States...
Clueless on IPTV quality?

Mar 5, 2008 5:31 PM

Service providers used to build quality networks for voice services. Then they began offering data and needed to guarantee a quality of service for that data. Now, as they offer video, they need to guarantee a quality of experience for the video consumer...
Converging on an opportunity

Mar 3, 2008 5:29 PM

As an industry, we see signs that the convergence of the Web, wireline and wireless networks is well underway. The next logical step is the delivery of content to all three screens – TV, PC and mobile device. What will this mean for the people who will use the services?...

Viaccess PurpleBox successfully completes security audit

Jan 27, 2009 8:37 AM

Conditional-access provider Viaccess, a France Telecom company, has successfully completed a rigorous security audit of its PurpleBox, a cardless content security solution for IPTV by security expert Merdan group system in San Diego... (From Broadcast Engineering)
MatrixStream, Mytvpal.com launch 1080p, 5.1 surround streaming engine

Jan 27, 2009 8:43 AM

MatrixStream has partnered with Mytvpal.com to launch a high-definition cinematic Internet streaming service with 5.1 surround sound...(From Broadcast Engineering)
Santeon unveils integrated media management for Web/TV 2.0

Jan 27, 2009 8:53 AM

Santeon has launched the Santeon Media platform (SMP), an out-of-the-box, component-based, integrated media management platform Web/TV 2.0 platform...(From Broadcast Engineering)
JDSU adds triple-play support to SmartClass test instrument

Jan 27, 2009 8:55 AM

JDSU has introduced the SmartClass Triple Play Services (TPS) test instrument, an all-in-one handheld tool for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of IP video, VoIP, IP data and ADSL 1/2/2+ services...(From Broadcast Engineering)

TDVision delivers stereoscopic 3-D content

Apr 16, 2008 5:07 PM

The new TDVision format delivers stereoscopic content while remaining compatible with 2-D and MPEG legacy systems...

Where Content Comes to Life
Conferences: April 18-23, 2008
Exhibits: April 20-23, 2008
Las Vegas Convention Center

Imagine an event powerful enough to lead an industry of converging technologies for more than 80 years. Imagine a gathering of global professionals and solutions providers from every stage of the content lifecycle, from creation to consumption. Imagine the ultimate educational experience.

Welcome to the IMAGINation. More than just broadcasting, the NAB Show™ is attended by leading media, entertainment and communications professionals like you who share a passion for delivering the next generation of audio, video, and filmed content across multiple platforms – from televisions, radios and computers to phones, the big screen and beyond.

From Hollywood to Bollywood, Beijing to Buenos Aires, Cannes to Cape Town, Montreal to Mexico City, and Sydney to St. Petersburg, the NAB Show is the essential destination for the information, innovations and connections powering the broader-castingSM industry. Join your peers, stand side-by-side with industry idols, and enter a new world of content – where imagination meets technology.

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