NAB2006 to present IPTV World

NAB2006 will explore the emergence of Internet protocol television and where it fits on the media and distribution landscape during IPTV World April 26.

Produced in conjunction with the iHollywood Forum, IPTV World will address when IPTV over telco lines will penetrate the U.S. market, where cable fits vis-à-vis IPTV, competitive factors, such as bandwidth, the nature of licensing relationships between content owners and IPTV providers and new business opportunities for broadcasters with the delivery of content via the Internet.

Among the sessions at IPTV World, will be:

  • So This Time do the Telcos Have It Right? with participants Ray Carnovale of Canadian Broadcasting; M. Lynn Pike, president of BTC Broadband; Mary Frost of Globecast America; and a feature presentation from SES Americom.
  • Keynote from Chris Coles, Myrio president and chief executive officer.
  • Wanted: A few Good Boxes. Regarding set-top box solutions, with participants David Alsobrook, director of IPTV Products, Scientific Atlanta; Robin Wilson, vice president, Nagravision; Brook Longdon, director of field engineering, Myrio.
  • Is Content the Kingmaker? with participants Claire Cowart of Court TV; Mark Gray, chairman and CEO of Kasenna; Troy Snyder, CEO and president of Nine Systems; Greg Demetriades, CEO of WhiteBlox and Josette Bonte, vice president, Ovum.
  • Advance Services: Beyond the Hype. Participants include J.D. Zeeman, director, digital media, IBM, and Anne Coulombe of SeaChange.
  • Advertising in an IP World. Participants include Peter Percosan of Texas Instruments and Time Hanlon of Denuo.
  • The Case for MPEG-4. Will have participation from Motorola and David Price, vice president of the MPEG Forum.

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