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Television is changing

Over the last decade, the growth of satellite service, the rise of digital cable, and the birth of HDTV have all left their mark on the television landscape. Now, a new delivery method threatens to shake things up even more powerfully. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has arrived, and backed by the deep pockets of the telecommunications industry, it"s poised to offer more interactivity and bring a hefty dose of competition to the business of selling TV.

IPTV describes a system capable of receiving and displaying a video stream encoded as a series of Internet Protocol packets. If you"ve ever watched a video clip on your computer, you"ve used an IPTV system in its broadest sense. When most people discuss IPTV, though, they"re talking about watching traditional channels on your television, where people demand a smooth, high-resolution, lag-free picture, and it"s the telcos that are jumping headfirst into this market. Once known only as phone companies, the telcos now want to turn a "triple play" of voice, data, and video that will retire the side and put them securely in the batter"s box.

In this primer, we"ll explain how IPTV works and what the future holds for the technology. Though IP can (and will) be used to deliver video over all sorts of networks, including cable systems, we"ll focus in this article on the telcos, which are the most aggressive players in the game. They"re pumping billions into new fiber rollouts and backend infrastructure (AT&T alone inked a US$400 million deal for Microsoft"s IPTV Edition software last year, for instance, and a US$1.7 billion deal with hardware maker Alcatel). Why the sudden enthusiasm for the TV business? Because the telcos see that the stakes are far higher than just some television: companies that offer the triple play want to become your household"s sole communications link, and IPTV is a major part of that strategy.

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News CH: Guangdong Telecom says it will invest another RMB5 billion to expand IPTV services and ...[read more]

News BR: Latin America"s Leading IPTV Event - the conference will feature over 20 telcos and ISPs discussing ... [read more]

News GE Premiere spreads its programme, from 2 November 2007 on, also over the digital satellite ...[read more]

News US: The number of households around the world subscribing to Internet Protocol television ...[read more]

News FR: Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and telecommunications-technology vendor ...[read more]

News FR: European satellite operator SES Astra has signed a contract to supply its interactive ...[read more]

News US: The Asia Pacific region will lead the global revolution in internet protocol television ...[read more]

News FR: DVB-T - 70% of the households in 2007. The French Media Council Conseil Sup√©rieur de ...[read more]

News US: Attempts to provide telephone, internet and television packages could be "financial ...[read more]

News US: Competition from pay TV to keep revenues down, says Gartner
IPTV services will ...[read more]

T.TV.I. Career

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