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NAB2006 to Feature Forum on Next Generation MPEG

“Advanced Video Services From Broadband to Wireless,” a full-day forum at NAB2006 in Las Vegas April 23, will explore how open standards and changes in the MPEG-4 format can enhance the range of revenue-generating services by providing a different viewing experience with feature-rich TV and mobile broadcasting.

NAB joins with the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) and the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) in presenting this event capitalizing on experiences of business and technology leaders of next-generation networks.

Senior executives from Alcatel, AT&T Operations, Inc., IBM Digital Media, Motorola, Nagravision, Nokia, PBS and Video Networks Ltd. are all featured half-hour speakers who will examine the state of advanced video services and the role of open standards in the ecosystem. The full-day forum includes a morning session on technology and integration, an afternoon session on business and content issues, interactive roundtable panels with speakers, and breakfast and lunch networking opportunities. Both MPEGIF and ISMA also will present an update of their work in developing and promoting open standards for IPTV and other areas of advanced-network services.
Both MPEGIF and ISMA also are sponsors of the AVC Alliance booth at NAB2006 where companies will demonstrate products using MPEG-4 AVC (H.264).

NAB2006 will take place April 22-27, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 24). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media. Complete NAB2006 details are available at