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IPTV is the hot topic at IBC 2007

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2007 7:41 User comments (6)

IPTV is the hot topic at IBC 2007 This year's International Broadcasting Conference (IBC), which raps up today in Amsterdam, has been all about how to deliver content digitally in nearly every conceivable way. From Streaming over broadband to mobile devices to movie theaters, the focus has been on creating digital media and getting it to consumers. Right now the biggest buzz seems to be around IPTV.
With all the media hype surrounding the emerging supply of video available everywhere from viral video sites like YouTube to the BBC's iPlayer, it shouldn't surprise anyone that broadcasters want a piece of the action. And they're not the only ones. Technology companies like Microsoft are there hoping to cash in on the expanding market with media delivery solutions and encoding technology.

"The emergence of mobile TV and IPTV alongside conventional multi-channel television is creating new opportunities and challenges for everyone involved in the creation, management and delivery of content," said Mike Crimp, Marketing Director of IBC. "With its extensive programme of mobile and IPTV-related events, IBC2007 provides a unique opportunity for broadcast and telecoms professionals alike to discover the keys to success in this increasingly multi-platform environment."

For all the hype around IPTV though, an underlying problem for many consumers is the lack of broadband service that can deliver the continuous throughput required to stream high quality video. Until the Net Neutrality debate is settled we may not know what form IPTV will be able to take.

Source: International Broadcasting Convention

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6 user comments

111.9.2007 10:53

a good IPTV service (in beta still)

Works very well.

211.9.2007 14:48

Originally posted by MightyOne:

a good IPTV service (in beta still)

Works very well.
How About an invite?
Thanks For Info!!!

311.9.2007 16:52

Great info!!!!!!

Hey skideric if MightyOne invited you how about an invite
another website like joost is

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Sep 2007 @ 16:53

411.9.2007 18:52

TV is the way to go :)

516.9.2007 11:18

Microsoft have been moving towards this for years, in the uk the already bough into at least one of the large internet providers to ensure the could cough, help to direct the market properly.

617.9.2007 21:42

Can someone be kind enough to send me an invite

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