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 Wednesday, 05 April 2006
ITU will take the lead in international standardization for IPTV with the announcement that it is to form a Focus Group on IPTV (IPTV FG).

The announcement, while acknowledging that standards work is ongoing in many different places, including ITU, is a reaction to an industry call for ITU to push forward and coordinate global standardization effort in the field.

IPTV is a system where a digital television service is delivered to consumers using the Internet protocol over a broadband connection. It will help pave the way for players, many of whom are already moving to IP-based NGN infrastructure, to offer a triple-play of video, voice and data.

Standards are necessary in order to give service providers, whether traditional broadcasters, ISPs or telecoms service providers, control over their platforms and their offerings. Standards here will encourage innovation, help mask the complexity of services, guarantee QoS, ensure interoperability and ultimately help players remain competitive.

The mission of IPTV FG is to coordinate and promote the development of global IPTV standards taking into account the existing work of the ITU study groups as well as SDOs, fora and consortia.

The group was launched following a decision taken at a public consultation meeting attended by around 120 experts from the world’s ICT companies. Attendees agreed that all players in the IPTV value chain will benefit from worldwide standards, that there is a lot of work to be done and that rapid progress is necessary in order to avoid market fragmentation. The Focus Group mechanism was seen as the most effective way of addressing this. Inputs to the meeting as well as a webcast can be found here.

Houlin Zhao, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of ITU: “We have seen a desire to expedite and accelerate a global focus on standards for IPTV. There has been extraordinary consensus that ITU must lead this work and I am pleased that – again - ITU is seen as the right place to develop and harmonize this international standardization work, as well as identify and help fill gaps where there is still a standardization need.”

Bilel Jamoussi, Director Strategic Standards, Nortel, said: “Industry applauds ITU’s initiative to create this Focus Group and will contribute to its success.”

The FG will build upon existing work. Its scope will include architecture and requirements, QoS, security, network and control aspects, end system aspects – terminals etc., interoperability, middleware and application platforms.

Wednesday, 05 April 2006 19:02:38 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 04 April 2006

Document 41: H.264/MPEG4-AVC for IPTV [Source: ITU-T Study Group 16]

Document 40: Standardization Activities on End-to-end Multicast Communications [Source: ITU-T Study Group 17 Question 1]

Revised Attachment to Document 31: Considerations on IPTV standardisation activities and the Telecom Italia Strategy [Source: Telecom Italia]

Attachment to Document 15: Issues in Standardizing IP/TV Services [Source: France Telecom]

Attachment to Document 6: The IPTV concept model discussed in Japan [Source: NTT, KDDI, Hitachi, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mitsubishi Electric, Sharp, Sony]

More on the TSB Director’s consultation meeting on IPTV standardization

Tuesday, 04 April 2006 14:19:06 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 


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Tuesday, 04 April 2006 08:27:35 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, 03 April 2006

Document 39: ISMA and IPTV [Source: Internet Streaming Media Alliance]

Document 38: IPTV: Enhanced Audio Crucial for Success [Source: Dolby Laboratories Inc.]

Document 37: QoE measurement and management for IPTV [Source: Psytechnics Ltd]

Document 36: ITU-T Consultation on IPTV [Source: Julien Maisonneuve, Omar Elloumi, Alcatel]

Document 35: Proposal for ITU-T/ATIS IIF joint workshop on IPTV [Source: ATIS]

Document 34: Status report on the work of the ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) [Source: ATIS]

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Monday, 03 April 2006 17:15:25 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, 31 March 2006

Document 33: DVB-IP Standardisation [Source: Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)]

Document 32: Contribution from the IPsphere Forum [Source: IPsphere Forum]

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Friday, 31 March 2006 17:38:38 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Draft Agenda for the TSB Director’s Consultation Meeting on IPTV Standardization
Document 31: Considerations on IPTV standardisation activities [Source: Telecom Italia]

Document 30: IPTV explained [Source: Broadband Services Forum (BSF)]

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Friday, 31 March 2006 15:55:37 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 30 March 2006

Document 29: Study Items and Technical Issues for IP TV over NGN Standardizations [Source: Korea (Republic of)]

Document 28: Requirements in Principle for Enabling Consumer Retail Devices to Attach to IPTV Networks [Source: Samsung Electronics]

Document 27: Procedure and Process for IP-TV standard [Source: ETRI]

Document 26: KT IPTV and its Globalization [Source: KT]

Document 25: IPTV Standardization System & Items in Korea [Source: Korea (Republic of)]

Document 24: The list of standard outputs in SDOs related to IPTV (For information only) [Source: ETRI]

Document 23: Low Level Requirements on IPTV Global Standardization [Source: TTA, ETRI, KT, Samsung Electronics, ICU, Kyunghee Univ., Yonsei Univ., HUFS]

Document 22: High Level Requirements on IPTV Global Standardization [Source: KT, ETRI, HUFS]

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Thursday, 30 March 2006 11:21:00 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |