Open IPTV Forum names new chief

IPTV industry body The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) has elected Dr Nilo Mitra its new President.
New York based Mitra is engineering director (systems) at Ericsson and has been involved with the OIPF since foundation of the forum four years ago.
Dr Luca Pesando of Telecom Italia joins Mohammed Dadas of Orange France Telecom as joint vice presidents of the forum.
The OIPF has also appointed Darren Vogel as marketing director and co-chair of the OIPF marketing committee, alongside Arnaud Vilain of France Telecom.
Vogel previously worked as business development director for Accenture's digital media services division as well as fronting successful, industry-leading mobile content initiatives from pioneering businesses including WiderThan, RealNetworks and Buongiorno.

The OIPF is a collaborative industry body defining end-to-end and free-to-use standards to enable and accelerate innovative and exciting entertainment services, products and solutions to be delivered via IPTV in the most cost effective and user friendly manner.