The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced today the release of five new standards – establishing IPTV’s foundational framework – created by ATIS’ IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF).The completion of these documents signals the conclusion of “Phase 1” of the IIF’s three-phased Work Plan. Phase 1 completes the IIF’s standardization of linear television service (i.e. basic television) over an IP network.Work has already begun on the IIF’s Phase 2, which will enable interactive services, including on-demand applications and pay-per-view programming. The IIF's Phase 3, targeted to commence in 2011, will focus on IPTV's most demanding applications, such as multi-party video conferencing and next-generation gaming.The recently-completed Phase 1 documents are:ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum Completes Phase 1 Work
* IPTV Linear TV Service (ATIS-0800018), which establishes IPTV’s fundamental building blocks for expansion into more advanced services, including pay-per-view and next-generation gaming.
* IPTVConsumer Domain Device Configuration Metadata (ATIS-0800022), which specifies the data structures (metadata) required to provide basic information needed to acquire IPTV content.
* Media Formats and Protocols for IPTV Services (ATIS-0800013), which is a comprehensive listing of the protocols and media formats required for the implementation of IPTV-related services.
* IPTV Terminal Metadata Specification (ATIS-0800029), which defines the data structure that facilitates the exchange of user-related data and the IPTV devices * Fault Codes for IPTV (ATIS-0800028), which includes a categorized listing of fault codes for IPTV functions and components.
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