ITU-T’s work on IPTV took a significant step
forward following a meeting Geneva,
IPTV is being explored by media companies and service
providers around the world as a way to add value to their existing offerings,
and globally accepted standards are seen as essential in order that – for
example – a broadcaster in one part of the world can easily distribute
content in another.
The meeting of the IPTV Focus Group (FG IPTV) attracted over 150
delegates from the world’s key ICT companies, over 100 input documents were
considered, and the first drafts of various output documents agreed. All
documents can be viewed on the group’s webpage.
A key output document drafted at the meeting shows the
requirements for standardization in IPTV. Establishing this list is an
essential part of the standards making process. Also dealt with by the group,
and equally as important is outlining what standards already exist.
The meeting approved the establishment of six working
The next FG IPTV meeting will take place in Busan, Korea,
16-20 October, 2006.
- QoS and
Security and Contents Protection
Systems and Interoperability Aspects
Application and Content Platforms