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Internet TV confab woos device specialists

Apr 10, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Device makers and software/middleware vendors are among those encouraged to attend, sponsor, present, and/or exhibit at a new conference devoted to Internet TV. The iTV Technology Conference targets business and technical decision makers, and is set for July 17 in San Jose, Calif.

Event promoter S2 Data deems Internet TV to be “the next major disruptive entertainment technology platform.” It claims its conference can help semiconductor companies, software/middleware vendors, and consumer electronics/customer premises equipment vendors decide whether Internet TV is complementary or competitive, and decide upon the right delivery, distribution, and access platforms.

Suggested session topics include:

  • Interactive TV — developments and deployments
  • Integrating Internet TV with IPTV services — technical challenges
    and business hurdles
  • Internet TV customer premises equipment: which platforms will win out?
  • Fixed / mobile convergence for delivery of Internet TV
  • Internet TV: download vs. streaming
  • Will 'over the top' work? — net neutrality issues
  • Ensuring Internet TV quality of service / experience
  • TV vs. PC: Where will Internet TV ultimately play?
  • Internet TV: disruptive technology, or distraction?
  • Internet TV vs cable, sat, telco TV
  • Transcoding and upscaling Internet TV content
  • Content: short form vs. long form, re-purposed vs. original content
    – What will win out in the long run?
  • Can Internet TV move beyond “best-effort-service” into a high
    quality consumer entertainment platform?
  • Internet VOD — rise or fall of the independents
  • Scaling Internet infrastructure and the access network for Internet TV

Additional details, including registration forms, can be found on the event's website, here.

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