Open IPTV Forum

Open IPTV Forum members have been working since 2007 to deliver a global foundation for interoperable end-to-end specifications for IPTV. Five years later, and with around 50 members, two specification releases are complete, and Connected TVs incorporating various aspects of the OIPF specifications from numerous vendors now retail worldwide. Specifically, these devices implement the Declarative Application Environment often referred to as the "OIPF browser".

As the OIPF browser is critical for the apps and services ecosystem for the Connected TV industry, the OIPF has defined a profile of HTML5, CSS, DOM3 and related web technologies aimed at TV services on devices that implement a browser-based application environment. It defines a selection from the latest, stable web technologies from the W3C that are expected to be implemented in connected TVs and can be relied on by application developers, and content and service providers for the creation of rich HTML5 applications. It will enable apps and services for connected TVs to be developed by re-using tools and libraries developed for the web when developing for connected TVs.

OIPF members are 3 Screen Solutions, Abox42, Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent, BBC, BluFocus, Broadpeak, DCC Labs, DDV Tech, DTG testing Ltd, Digital TV Labs, Deutsche Telekom,, Dolby, Dotscreen, DTS, Ericsson, Espial, Five Cool, Huawei, Humax, Fraunhofer FOKUS, IRT, Motorola, MStar, Nagra, Opera, Orange, PCCW, Penki Kontinentai, Pelmorex, Perpetual Solutions, Quiptel, Rogers, ROVI, Samsung, SES, Sony, Telecom Italia, Testronic Laboratories, TNO, Toshiba, TP Vision, UXP Systems, Verimatrix, WMC Global, Zenterio.

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