Open IPTV Forum nears release of specifications
September 23, 2008
The pan-industry initiative known as the Open IPTV Forum is close to completing a specification aimed at allowing IPTV to develop into a mass market service, the group said Sept. 9.
Meeting at the headquarters of Sony Europe in Berlin Sept. 8-11, the Open IPTV Forum announced finalization of a number of detailed system and protocol specifications for its first release. The specifications are intended to allow deployment of interoperable IPTV networks and devices and lay out a path for future evolution.
The release covers audio and video media formats; content metadata; protocols for home networks, user network and network-to-network interfaces; declarative application environment; procedural application environment; and content and service protection. The specifications will be published on the group’s Web site in mid-November.
The forum also announced the addition of seven new members, including:
enCentro (Neuvex Lda Trading as enCentro Systems); HwaCom Systems; Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik; Neotion; Sigma Designs; UTStarcom; and WyPlay.
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