With better codecs like H.264, Video on Demand and Video over IP conferencing will become common place. Set-top boxes are being designed and there are several triple play projects well under way.
eyeBeam is now live on the Xten website. There is an eyeBeam prototype for H.264 available today to vendors who wish to perform interop with Xten. Those interested should email email@example.com.
Soon it will all be under one hood, P2P IM, VVoIP using SIP and VOD. Things are really getting exciting now!