OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) and bmcoforum (Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum) are planning to join forces, with the activities of bmcoforum being merged into the OIPF. The aim is to create a single, strong entity across the fixed and mobile broadband industries.
The bmcoforum is a non-profit organisation designed to foster the mass market for mobile media consumption, while the OIPF aims to make the next generation of IP TV a mass market service.
Herbert Mittermayr, Chairman of the Board of bmcoforum, said “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”.