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First set of standards for IPTV announced by ITU.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-19 December 2007-First set of standards for IPTV announced by ITU(C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

The International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, announced on Tuesday (18 December) the first set of global standards for Internet Protocol TV (IPTV).

The new standards were developed by the Focus Group on IPTV (FG IPTV) in ITU's Telecommunication Standardisation Sector (ITU-T), with technical contributions from service providers and manufacturers from the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

The documents produced by the Focus Group reportedly contain the high-level architecture and frameworks needed by service providers in order to deploy IPTV services. ITU's next phase of IPTV work, IPTV-GSI (global standards initiative), will focus on the preparation of standards based on documents produced by FG IPTV, as well as on the detailed protocols required.

In 2006-2007 there have been a number of meetings and workshops progressing work on IPTV around the world. Twenty-one documents covering IPTV requirements, architecture, quality of service (QoS), security, digital rights management (DRM), unicast and multicast, protocols, metadata, middleware and home networks will be submitted to the ITU-T Study Group charged with progressing and distributing the work.

The first meeting of IPTV-GSI will take place in Seoul, Korea, from 15 to 22 January 2008.

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