The Emerging TV Landscape

1 Day Course
Official Curriculum
Code PWL350

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This is an entry level course for commercial, product and marketing executives that aims to put IPTV into the context of all the other consumer and technology trends impacting the TV, video and digital media markets.  It is a case study led analysis of the key trends and players in IPTV and includes:

  • Explanations of basic terms and technologies

  • Examination of the value chain for IPTV markets

  • Current state of play in key markets

  • Status and development plans of key UK platforms and players


This course is intended as a broad primer for follow on courses on the commercial, communications and content implications for IPTV and is intended to allow participants sufficient knowledge to understand and challenge the ideas presented in the follow on courses.


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Key Terms (5 topics)

  • TV functionality - from PVR, VOD and search to social media interaction
  • Electronic Programme Guides - from 'software' to 'media'
  • IPTV vs Web TV and Over The Top (OTT) - definitions and distinctions
  • 'DLNA' and the connected home experience
  • Connected Devices and the converged consumer experience

Value Chain Analysis For IPTV (4 topics)

  • ISPs vs Platforms vs Broadcasters
  • The role of advertising
  • Pay vs Free Business Models
  • 'Four Play' services and the role of bundling

The Emerging Device Landscape (4 topics)

  • Connected TVs and DVDs - LG, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung etc
  • IPTV on the games platforms - Xbox, PS3 and Nintendo Wii
  • Media extenders - Apple TV and Microsoft Media Centre
  • Mobile and Tablets

Status of Key UK Players (4 topics)

  • ISPs vs Platforms vs Broadcasters
  • The role of advertising
  • Pay vs Free Business Models
  • 'Four Play' services and the role of bundling

IPTV Developments in Other Key Markets (2 topics)

  • US - Verizon Fios, Comcast, AT&T, Talus
  • EU - FastWeb (it), Orange (Fr), T-Home (Ger)



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