Open IPTV Forum names new chief

Interoperability body the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) has named Nilo Mitra as its new president.

The announcement was made at the OIPF General Assembly, an event hosted by Telecom Italia at the Telecom Italia Future Centre facility in Venice, Italy. Mitra is engineering director (systems) at Ericsson and has been involved with the OIPF since the foundation of the forum four years ago.

Luca Pesando of Telecom Italia joins Mohammed Dadas of Orange France Telecom as joint vice-presidents of the forum.

The OIPF also recently named Darren Vogel as marketing director and co-chair of the OIPF marketing committee, alongside Arnaud Vilain of France Telecom.

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