Top 10 IPTV Blogs

Updated: March 18, 2010

In the ever-changing IPTV industry, keeping up with the latest news can be a challenge, especially given the limited coverage in mainstream technology media outlets. Fortunately the blogosphere is here to fill this void. Bloggers around the world offer commentary on the latest developments, and all of this information is just a click away. The real challenge is finding quality blogs with unbiased insights and frequent updating.

Below are some of the best blogs covering the IPTV industry. We looked for blogs that update frequently and have quality commentary and analysis. Not all of these allow reader comments (although most do), and we've tried to avoid blogs that simply post boilerplate press releases. Some of these do link to other news stories/sites, but they are still a good way to keep up on industry happenings. Finally, not all of these focus on IPTV exclusively, and for those we link directly to the live search results for IPTV.

IPTV Watch

http://iptv-watch.co.uk - This site, covering both U.S. and international topics, provides a balance of both light and heavy subjects. Recent examples include the entertainment industry's concerns over piracy, and reality TV making its way to IPTV.

NewTeeVee
http://newteevee.com - This blog is sister to the tech blog GigaOM and offers quality commentary on the online TV and IPTV industries. Recent topics include five technologies changing video and how to create your own TV channel.

FierceIPTV
http://www.fierceiptv.com - This highly popular blog and news site is one of the best known in the industry for its high quality coverage. Recent topics include commentary from Comcast's CEO about dealing with IPTV competition, and the possible expansion of Apple TV.

Informitv
http://informitv.com/news - This blog, based in Europe, covers both U.S. and international topics. Recent entries include CBS' creation of its Interactive Audience Network, which will distribute content online through partners such as AOL, Joost, and Brightcove, and Google Video coming to Europe's Sky online and terrestrial TV network.

3Screens.net
http://www.3screens.net - If it's AT&T's U-Verse you're interested in, this is the blog for you. Alan Weinkrantz blogs his first-person experiences trialing U-Verse in San Antonio, but also covers a wide variety of other online TV and IPTV topics. Recent examples include ten Joost channels worth watching and where to learn more about fiber to the home. For more targeted results click on the topic tags on the left.

Broadband TV News
http://www.broadbandtvnews.com - This blog provides excellent coverage of the international IPTV scene. Recent topics include the setup of a test center in France to simulate and troubleshoot potential real-world IPTV rollouts, and a BBC trial to explore how content could be delivered to hybrid platforms that combine both broadcast and Internet connectivity.

TMCnet
http://blog.tmcnet.com/iptv - This site offers in-depth commentary on the IPTV industry. Recent topics include what's wrong with the TV viewing experience today and how to create a friendly user interface for high quality IPTV viewing.

IPTV Evangelist
http://www.iptvevangelist.com - In addition to providing quality industry commentary, this site includes interviews with many of today's top new media and IPTV pioneers such as Revision3 CEO Jay Adelson and Todd Boes, vice president of product management at Maven Networks. Other topics such as the expansion of Akimbo's VOD service are covered.

The Register
http://search.theregister.co.uk - This U.K. publication's "no nonsense" IPTV coverage is hard-hitting and sometimes asks the tough questions. Recent examples include "Why the world has lost interest in IPTV services" and the potential wave of Apple TV imitators.

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