Spotlight: FierceIPTV takes a look back at 2012

U.S., which invented TV, has fallen far behind in IPTV technology

Our sister publication FierceIPTV took a look back this week at the big stories and trends in IPTV in 2012. First, in response to third-party over-the-top (OTT) content providers, traditional TV providers have begun to incorporate OTT content into their in-the-middle (ITM) business model. Second, AT&T (NYSE: T) said it would bolster its U-verse business as part of a $14 billion infrastructure investment over the next three years. Third, smaller telcos are realizing they have to add IPTV to their service offerings to compete with cable. Fourth, a new group of players is migrating into the IPTV space. And finally, the United States, which invented TV, has fallen far behind other countries in IPTV technology. Read more