CHICAGO - The idea of showing a television program on a TV screen is so yesterday. Multiple vendors will be dedicating their booth space this week to show that TV, like the old radio character Chicken Man, can be everywhere.
Avail-TVN, for instance, said that it will begin testing its TV Everywhere service using MPEG-4 and an Apple HTP live streaming adaptive bit rate protocol this summer, "taking that TV experience from video-on-demand and linear and bringing it to connected devices," according to Avail-TVN chief strategy officers Doug Sylvester.
At the same time but on another part of the show floor, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) will make another foray into the cable space, this time boasting a partnership with Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) thePlatform. According to the two companies, the partnership will integrate thePlatform's video distribution platform with AlcaLu's content delivery system to help ISPs deliver IP video over pre-existing networks.
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