Monday, November 1, 2010

Creating TV Applications for IPTV and Connected Televisions

Creating applications for TV viewers that can be downloaded and used by customers can be vital to the revenue growth and survival of TV broadcasters. Michael Lantz from Accedo Broadband explained to me at IBC 2010 that creating successful applications for IPTV and connected televisions can be a complicated and labor intensive process. Some of the key TV applications include games, social media, interactive web services, video on demand, news media, and custom applications. In addition to the unique skills required to create TV applications, additional skills are needed to add security, ecommerce capability, and to adapt the applications for multiple platforms including IPTV STB, connected TVs, gaming consoles, and blu-ray players.

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