10.54 Europe/London, August 26, 2011 By Broadband TV News Correspondent

IBC 2011 AMSTERDAM. AEPOC and Intellect, the UKs technology association, have created an opportunity for industry to discuss an overshadowed but critical element: are content providers satisfied that consumer electronics manufacturers and hybrid platforms offer adequate safeguards against copyright infringement?

Connected TV is slated to be one of this years hot topics at IBC. Sales of connected devices are rising fast and new hybrid platforms are being established. Key to their success will be the availability of content and applications.

An industry panel moderated by Broadband TV News editor Julian Clover will explore questions such as are there lessons to be learned from the pay-TV world?; who is responsible for trust and compliance?; Will the existence of more than one content protection system hinder the growth of connected devices and Hbb?