09.12.2006 08:00 AM
The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV

Global Crossing wins Inuk Networks contract
Global Crossing has been awarded a three-year contract to offer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as part of a new service targeted at the research-and-education and consumer markets. The service forms part of a triple-play offering being launched by Inuk Networks later this year aimed initially at a UK university student population of more than 3 million. The service will include broadband Internet access, IPTV and VoIP.
For more information, visit: www.inuknetworks.com and www.globalcrossing.com.

Streaming Media Europe to open next month
Those attending Streaming Media Europe, Oct. 12-13 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, will learn about recent technology advances in the delivery of video over any IP device and the exploding video market.
Attendees will learn how to apply streaming and digital media technologies to innovative business solutions.
For more information, visit: www.streamingmedia.com/europe.

Latens secures deal with Smart Telecom
IPTV conditional-access (CA) provider Latens Systems has signed a deal to supply the CA system with Irish telecom provider Smart Telecom for its SmartVision IPTV service. The contract follows the successful conclusion of a pilot of the Latens system with the Dublin-based operator.
For more information, visit: www.latens.com.

Packet Vision names Horrell CEO
UK-based IPTV advertising specialist Packet Vision has appointed Charlie Horrell to the position of chief executive officer. Horrell was formerly at Thomson, where he was chief operating officer in the company’s set-top box division.
Simon Marquis also has joined Packet Vision as non-executive director.
For more information, visit: www.packetvision.com.

San Diego IPTV Summit to offer firsthand look at market
FierceMarkets' IPTV Summit at Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO West in San Diego Oct. 10-13 at the San Diego Convention Center will deliver firsthand information about the latest IPTV developments and market opportunities.
Sessions will include “The Politics of Content Acquisition,” “Increasingly on-Demand; The New TV Business Model,” and “Ensuring QoS and Scalability.”
For more information, visit: www.tmcnet.com/itexpo.

IPTV company to open in-house ad agency
Continental Vista Broadcasting Group, the holding company for WhiteBlox and iSEEnetworks, this week announced the addition of AdBlox Communications, an industry-specific advertising firm, to its suite of offerings.
AdBlox Communications will offer a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency to clients.
For more information, visit: www.whiteblox.com, or www.iseetv.tv.

Concurrent, Nordija collaborate on IPTV solution
Danish interactive applications developer Nordija has selected Concurrent's MediaHawk 4000 video server for use in its IPTV middleware platform.
The Nordija middleware offers a TV portal that assists the viewer selecting channels and using other features such as video-on-demand, electronic program guides, network personal video recording, and personal channel mosaic.
For more information, visit: www.ccur.com and www.nordija.com.

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Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

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