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  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION STUDY GROUP 13 TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION SECTOR TD 171 (PLEN) STUDY PERIOD 2005-2008 English only Original: English Question(s): All/16; All/13 Geneva, 17-28 July 2006 TEMPORARY DOCUMENT (Ref. : COM 16 – LS 80 – E) Source: ITU-T SG 16 (Geneva, 3 - 13 April 2006) Title: LS on IPTV Focus Group LIAISON STATEMENT To: Action: FG IPTV; Information: ITU-T SG9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, TSAG Approval: Agreed to at ITU-T SG 16 meeting For: Action/Information Deadline: July 2006 Contact: Pierre-André Probst Tel: + 41 22 950 05 07 Chairman SG 16 Fax: + 41 22 950 05 06 OFCOM Email: Switzerland SG 16 took note of the Final Report of the TSB Director’s Consultation Meeting on IPTV Standardization, in particular of the intention of the TSB Director to create an ITU-T Focus Group on IPTV (FG-IPTV) in accordance with Rec. A.7. SG 16 would like to show its strong interest into the work of the new Focus Group on IPTV and intends to participate actively in this group. In general, SG 16 considers that IPTV is a component of the so-called triple play services and applications and is already addressing IPTV aspects under several Questions: - For overall coordination matters, the contact point is the Chairman of ITU-T SG 16, Mr Pierre-André Probst (under Q20/16). - SG 16 has done and continues to do essential work in the definition of Media codecs. Thus we would like to offer our experience and expertise on this topic. Contact points for Media codecs are Mr. Paul Barrett and Mr. Thomas Wiegand. - SG 16 continues to do essential work in the definition of a Multimedia Architecture (H.610, ATM-based triple-play framework, including audiovisual requirements). Studies on an IPTV architecture are now expected, taking into account the home network device requirements. Thus we would like to offer our experience and expertise on this topic within Q21. The contact point is Mr Bastien Lamer. - SG 16 also notes that the topic of Security and DRM (Digital Rights Management) is already investigated by Q25/16. SG16 shows strong interest to this topic in case of IPTV Attention: This is not a publication made available to the public, but an internal ITU-T Document intended only for use by the Member States of ITU, by ITU-T Sector Members and Associates, and their respective staff and collaborators in their ITU related work. It shall not be made available to, and used by, any other persons or entities without the prior written consent of ITU-T.
  2. 2. -2- TD 171 (PLEN) and would like to get knowledge on your plans in this area. The contact point for security and DRM is Mr. Martin Euchner, Rapporteur of Q25/16. - Furthermore SG 6 has worked on Metadata and offers to contribute appropriately to the IPTV Focus Group. - Question 22/16 studies the consistent approach for various generic multimedia applications and services taking into consideration also service aspects related to IPTV and would like to get knowledge on the plans of FG IPTV. The contact point is Mr Noah Luo. - Question 26/16 deals with accessibility matters and tries to ensure that new work takes into account the needs of all users including those with disabilities. In the case of IPTV this topic may include the provision of mechanisms to transmit and display captions, support for audio description etc. Q26/16 will be happy to provide assistance with accessibility matters. The contact point is Mr Bill Pechey, Rapporteur a.i. of Q26/16. Annex A reproduces the list of topics drafted at the consultation meeting with references to SG 16 work. For this reason, it is important to coordinate the future activities of the FG IPTV with the ongoing work in SG 16. Generally SG 16 would like to note that all work done by the IPTV Focus Group shall consider the activities on IPTV in other sectors of the ITU (e.g. ITU-R) and shall be coordinated appropriately to achieve best possible work results and to avoid any redundancy. Annex A List of Topics of IPTV Consultation Meeting with references to SG 16 work IPTV Consultation Topics Related Question in SG 16 Architecture and Requirements Q21/16 (Multimedia Architecture) Scenarios and drivers Q22/16 (Multimedia applications and services) Requirements Q26/16 (Accessibility to Multimedia Systems and Services) Service definitions Architecture Relationships with other services and networks QoS and Performance Aspects Q24/16 (Quality of Service and End-to-end Performance in Multimedia Systems) QoS QoE Performance Traffic management Service Security and Contents Protection Q25/16 (Multimedia Security in Next- Aspects Generation Networks (NGN-MM-SEC)) Digital Rights management Content protection Security (e.g. conditional access)
  3. 3. -3- TD 171 (PLEN) Authentication Authorization Network and Control Aspects In the context of system control signalling (e.g. H.245, H.241, H.248, H.249): Control protocol & Signalling - Q1/16 (Multimedia systems, terminals and Naming, addressing, and identification data conferencing) aspects - Q2/16 (Real-Time Audio, Video, and Data Routing and multicast session control Communication over Packet-Switched Content distribution Networks) - Q3/16 (Multimedia Gateway Control Architectures and Protocols) End Systems and Interoperability aspects Implementation scenarios and applications Terminals Consumer domain (home & extensions) Remote management Middleware and Application Platforms Q6/16 (Video coding) Enhanced EPG, Channel and Menu Q23/16 (Media coding) Processing DBM (Digital Broadcasting Middleware) Audio and Video coding Metadata Content Discovery ___________________