Most IPTV service providers have had to consider what place, if any, user-generated (UG) video should occupy in their overall TV services. While some of them continue to mull this prospect, companies like Verizon Communications and AT&T have been inching their way toward accomodating more UG video. Now, Surewest Communications has moved on it, too, launching TellyTopia's i2TV service, which sets aside a channel for consumers to upload and view their own content, in its California service area.
Most videos will appear within 24 hours after they are screened by TellyTopia for quality and for inappropriate content. The videos become part of a repeating loop, playing about four times per day for at least a week.
- Telephony has this report
Verizon did a UG deal with Revver
AT&T called telecom a UG industry in 2007
SureWest implemented EBIF last year