For more information about IPTV, check out the standards development organizations that have been active in its development. This includes the ITU-T IPTV focus group (www.itu.int/itu-t/iptv), which led to the IPTV Global Standards Initiative (www.itu.int/itu-t/gsi/iptv); the Alliance for Telcommunications Industry Solutions IPTV Interoperability Forum (ATIS-IIF; www.atis.org/iif); European Telcommunications Standards Institute Telecom & Internet Converged Services & Protocols for Advanced Network (ETSI TISPAN; www.etsi.org/tispan); MultiService Forum (www.msforum.org); the Digital Video Broadcasting project (www.dvb.org); Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA; www.dlna.org); and the Broadband Forum (www.broadband-forum.org). In particular, we recommend the ITU-T IPTV focus group's proceedings—freely available for download at www.itu.int/publ/T-PROC-IPTVFG-2008/en.
Disclaimer: This list is part of the June 2009 IPTV theme. It will not be maintained by Computing Now.
Primary Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) working on IPTV
- International Telecommunications Union - Telecommunications Standardization (ITU-T)'s IPTV Focus Group (FG-IPTV) now transitioned to the IPTV Global Standards Initiative (IPTV-GSI) doing the work in ITU-T Study Groups 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 17 as directed and coordinated by the ITU-T IPTV Joint Coordination Activity (IPTV-JCA).
- Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)'s IPTV Interoperability Forum (ATIS-IIF)
- Digital Video Broadcasting project (DVB)'s CM-IPTV and TM-IPI working groups who//what?// their standards through the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
- European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)'s Telecoms & Internet converged Services and Protocols for Advanced Services (ETSI-TISPAN)
Standards-development organizations and forums working on IPTV-related areas
Digital Audio Visual Council (DAVIC)—no longer active
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)—lead SDO for content distribution and IPTV within the home
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which has numerous committees working on IPTV-related standards
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MultiService Forum (MSF), who will be holding an IPTV interoperability testing event as part of GMI08
Research and newsletter sources on the Internet covering IPTV and digital video
Communications, Engineering & Design (CED) magazine and the Broadband Direct, IP and xOD Capsule newsletters
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"TV over the Internet" Web sites
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