TelcoTV Conference & Expo is the annual event where Independent Operating Companies, Telcos, LECs and CLECs gather information about offering "Triple Play" services over broadband networks. The event takes place November 16-18 in Orlando, Florida.
US telcos are approaching the video services market with a new seriousness and new ingredients at their disposal. MPEG 4, new types of set tops and movie-download services are just a few of the assets they can use this time around. Verizon's recent actions show the reality of this thrust: they advertise video-related job openings on their Web site, have hired an experienced VP of programming, and recently awarded a contract for Motorola to provide video network infrastructure and video consumer premises equipment.
The action is underway and we'll be attending to learn more of the details.