The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) and Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum (bmcoforum) have announced plans to join forces and merge the activities of bmcoforum into the OIPF.
According to the two organisations, “this will result in a strong single entity with broad representation and influence across the fixed and mobile broadband industries, as the two bodies have each established a leading position in their respective spheres of activity.”
In announcing these plans, YunChao Hu, president of the OIPF, said in a statement: “The strength and breadth of the combined efforts will provide the opportunity to build on each organization’s established individual credibility. The merging of bmcoforum’s activities into the OIPF will create an entity with the influence and energy to more effectively drive the development and deployment of the blended services market“.
Herbert Mittermayr, chairman of the board of bmcoforum, commented “The bmcoforum considers the extension of the IPTV to mobile usage and hybrid networks as an excellent vision to further develop the mass market for multiscreen media consumption. Joining the forces of both fora will unlock the potential of exciting new user experiences”.