In the April/May edition of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal, there is an interesting article about WebSphere Portal & TV. The article is authored by two IBMers from the European Business Solution Center. The Internet Protocol Televison (IP-TV) uses a broadband connection to deliver digital television services. I spend about three hours of my day inside customer Portals and IBM own intranet and extranet Portals. Ironicly, I spend about another three hours watching TV. While creating IP-TV may not be practical for internal deployment or easily configurable without additional HW/SW, it is possible with WebSphere Portal and solutions are rapidly growing in EMEA and APAC.
The Article includes an IP-TV Portal demo and dives into how WebSphere Portal in an IP-TV environment can be used to create a "home dashboard" portal for communication and entertainment on a TV set.
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