Printed from http://www.electronista.com

IPTV providers working towards global standard

updated 05:20 pm EDT, Mon March 19, 2007

Global IPTV standard comin

Companies from around the world have announced the Open IPTV Forum, geared to develop a global IPTV standard, says Reuters. Major founders include the likes of Ericsson, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sony and France Telecom. One of the major problems of IPTV has been the divisive range of possibilities, from the number of codecs available, to the level of DRM (if any) that might prevent rampant piracy. If the Forum succeeds as planned, an initial standard could be ready by the end of the year. Notably absent from the group however are Microsoft and Alcatel-Lucent, which occupy leading positions in the IPTV market. Likewise, no filmmakers or TV production companies are participating. Should the three sides fail to support each others' initiatives, IPTV may remain fractured between different providers.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News