The IEEE has announced the beta release of IEEE.tv — an internet-based broadcasting network that will produce and deliver prerecorded, special interest programming for engineers and technologists. A collaborative effort of IEEE volunteers, members and staff, the new service will initially be available only to members through the myIEEE Web portal, (www.ieee.org/myieee), but will expand to provide select content intended for the general public in September.
IEEE.tv will feature original IEEE-produced content within a viewer that may serve as a carrier for non-IEEE productions in the future. The August release included exclusive programming accessible to members only. In September, general interest programming, including those promoting careers in engineering and demonstrating new technology in everyday applications, will be available to anyone who visits www.ieee.org/ieeetv. New programs will be added monthly.
In 2005, IEEE launched the members-only Web portal myIEEE, a one-stop, personalized Web area for members to access their benefits and manage their IEEE accounts. IEEE.tv will be integrated within myIEEE.
IEEE.tv was launched as a pilot program in 2005. The initial programming slate and technical usability of IEEE.tv resulted from worldwide feedback from members representing different technology and engineering disciplines.