SMPTE, VSF VidTrans 2007 Conference to Highlight IPTV

The Society of Motion Picture and Television of Engineers and Video Services Forum have joined forces to put together VidTrans 2007, a joint conference that will focus on IP television. The conference will be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Fla. from Jan. 21-24, 2007.

According to a recent report by market research group iSuppli, the number of subscribers to IPTV services will hit 63 million by 2010, with forecasts putting overall revenue from IPTV services at $26 billion by the same year.

"As broadband applications continue fueling consumer demand, it's incumbent upon organizations such as SMPTE and VSF to prepare professionals for the many technological transformations that will be affecting delivery over IP," said SMPTE Editorial Vice President Pete Ludé.

He said many of these changes would be covered during the conference's technology sessions, which run Jan. 22-24. The SMPTE and VSF joint conference will also showcase the latest applications, technologies, and products in its Exhibit Hall. The exhibition kicks off with an opening night preview on Jan. 21, and runs through Jan. 23.