Besides a great headline, Bruce Meyerson writes a great article about IPTV and the path of the Bells into TV service offerings. With Verizon FiOS and SBC Lightspeed projects heading full steam ahead, IPTV appears to be right around the corner.
The possibilities for integration and features are unlimited when you think about voice, data, and now TV all traveling over your Internet connection. Meyerson explores some of the features we might come to expect from IPTV.
“The stock examples of an IPTV future include caller ID, e-mail and voice mail on the television; programming a digital video recorder via cell phone; pulling up data during a baseball game to see how Barry Bonds has fared against that pitcher in that stadium; multiple camera angles to watch the president and the reaction from both sides of the aisle during the State of the Union address.”