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3rd IPTV Application Challenge

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Call for Ideas, Concept Papers, Applications. Showcase them to international audience. 


   Joint ITU and IPC IPTV Application Challenge - a “Better quality of life with international standards: an accessible world for all”

ITU and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are organizing an IPTV application challenge titled "Better quality of life with international standards: an accessible world for all". The Challenge is focusing especially on accessibility aspects to raise awareness of the importance of multimedia and multimodal audiovisual accessibility for everyone, especially persons with a variety of levels and types of disability, including age-related disabilities . The Challenge will give both experts and non-experts a chance to uncover their innovative ideas and to develop/refine their applications for actual deployment in systems built to ITU-T’s global IPTV standards.

The winning applications will be showcased at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The Challenge will comprise two phases: a conceptual phase followed by an implementation phase:

Phase 1- Submission selection phase: Concept papers for an ITU-T IPTV Application with a focus on accessibility are invited at this phase. Working prototypes may optionally be submitted. A jury designated by ITU and IPC will select the best conceptual apps for finalists to the implementation phase.

Phase 2- Implementation phase: Finalists will develop fully fledged applications using ITU-T IPTV standards with the help of technical supporters and other collaborators. Final winners will be selected by the jury from the working applications and will be shown in front of an international audience at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The final application will have to run over the provided platforms based on either ITU-T H.761 (Ginga-NCL) or ITU-T H.762 (LIME: interactive multimedia), and optionally ITU-T H.763.1 (Cascading style sheets for IPTV services) or ITU-T H.764 (IPTV services enhanced script language).





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Sponsorship opportunities

The Joint ITU-IPC IPTV Application Challenge presents a significant marketing opportunity. Sponsorship packages are available to make your company’s profile visible to a large worldwide audience. Your contribution will assist ITU and IPC in organizing the event including: the cash prize, refinement of the winning applications, awards ceremony and other logistics costs. Significant benefits will be offered to sponsors. ​

 To express your interest in sponsoring the Challenge, or any further information, please contact us at: .

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The final application will have to run over the provided platforms based on either ITU-T H.762 (LIME: interactive multimedia) or ITU-T H.761 (Ginga-NCL), and optionally ITU-T H.763.1 (Cascading style sheets for IPTV services) or ITU-T H.764 (IPTV services enhanced script language).

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Who can participate?

The Challenge is open to participants from countries that are members of ITU (see Participants may be individuals, legally established entities (profit, non-profit, academic) and public sector organizations, though not all are eligible for the cash prize. Participants are responsible for compliance with legal requirements of their country. Members of the jury, staff of ITU, of IPC and of the sponsor(s) of this Challenge are not eligible to participate in this Challenge.    


How to participate?

Participants must register online before submitting their submission.                                                       
For those who missed the initial deadlines, and who still wish to submit applications, please contact us at .


A submission must be comprised of:
  1. a description of the application;
  2. presentation slides in ".ppt" or ".pdf" format illustrating the application's proposed features, system overview and functions with mock-up screens;
  3. a short video in ITU-T H.264 format ( lasting a maximum of five minutes that demonstrates the concept of how the application would run; and
  4. a minimalistic prototype of the application running on an ITU-T IPTV platform (optional).