Leonardo delivers the speech “Digital Media, Standardisation and Society: The MPEG experience” at the IV Convegno Nazionale di STS Italia “Tecnologie Emergenti, Mondi Sociali”.
Leonardo delivers the "Technologies and standards for digital media" speech at the ICT Institute of the Polytechnic of Milan.
WimLabs announces release 1.0 of WimTV, dubbed WimVod. Now distributors of “on demand” video content (Web TV) can offer individual pay and subscription content and have each revenue immediately accredited to the WebTV’s PayPal account. WimLabs does not require a minimum revenue to enable revenue sharing. WimTV offers to the manifold components of the audio-visual world at all levels – amateur, professional and corporate – an environment where new business relationships can be easily established and profitably exploited with no investments in devices and technologies and without delegating a share of their business…
Leonardo delivers the "MPEG for the past, present and future of television" keynote speech at the Annual Meeting of the USA Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).
The Proceedings of the IEEE publishes Leonardo's paper Multimedia standards: interfaces to innovation in the Institute's Centennial Year of Publication
Leonardo runs the "MPEG 100 event" to celebrate the 100th MPEG meeting and a close to a quarter of century of activity dedicated to digital media standards. The event saw the participation of Rob Steele (Secretary General, ISO) Frank Kitzantides (SMB Past Chairman, IEC) Malcolm Johnson (Director, ITU-T) Francis Gurry (Director General, WIPO) Karen Higginbottom (Chairman, JTC 1) Kotaro Asai (Chairman, SC 29).