Light Reading's Cable Digital News reported that cable TV giant Comcast is pursuing an IPTV-related project called Excalibur with the intent of putting video and other services on an IP overlay. This may not come as too much of a surprise, as Comcast and other cable TV companies have been working with IP in various respects for a while. IPTV architectures and capabilities in particular have been presumed to be in their future plans in one way or another.
The news also comes just as IPTV is a hot topic of discussion at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Though Comcast is saying nothing official about it yet, this could be one of the first indications of an organized, well-staffed (according to LR CDN's sources) IPTV project at the largest cable TV player in the U.S. Personalized capabilities and online TV delivered to PCs via TV Everywhere reportedly have a place in the project.
- LR CDN has this story
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