Open IPTV Forum
                 Overview




Creating a mass-market for the next-generation of IPTV

                    ...
The Vision
          Personalized and Interactive
           IPTV in a standardized way




          via Managed Networks...
Forum essentials
•   What is the Open IPTV Forum?
    –   A global organization involving many of the key stakeholders in ...
Forum essentials
•   Who benefits from the work of the Open IPTV Forum?
     –   Service Providers can reduce integration ...
The standardization issue…
                                                  IPTV


• Fragmented World of Standards
      ...
Forum Objectives
• Specify an open e2e specification for IPTV including:
    –   Architecture and interfaces
    –   Netwo...
Forum Intent
• To include all the key players in the IPTV value chain
    –   CE vendors
    –   Content providers
    –  ...
Members: 26 - February 2008:
Forum scope
 Open IPTV                Managed Network                                                                     ...
Open IPTV Features
•   Broadcast TV
•   Video on Demand
•   Local PVR
•   Network-based PVR
•   Content Guide (search, bro...
Intended Time line
       OIPTV specification Release 1
         Solution specifications

   Architecture & Requirements

...
Open IPTV Forum Organization
                                               Steering Group
                               ...
New Membership
• The Forum is open for those Membership Applicants that are
  committed to actively contribute to the agre...
www.openiptvforum.org
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Open IPTV Forum presentation March 2008

  1. 1. Open IPTV Forum Overview Creating a mass-market for the next-generation of IPTV www.openiptvforum.org
  2. 2. The Vision Personalized and Interactive IPTV in a standardized way via Managed Networks and the Open Internet Mobility Sharing Voting Advertising On demand
  3. 3. Forum essentials • What is the Open IPTV Forum? – A global organization involving many of the key stakeholders in the IPTV market • What are the Forum goals? – To create an end-user mass market for IPTV – To accelerate the introduction and deployment of IPTV – To ease the integration of end-to-end IPTV solutions – To facilitate the creation of IPTV services • Why is the Forum needed? – No consensual standards exist for IPTV – Diverse implementation is a barrier to IPTV evolution and growth – Harmonization of IPTV infrastructure and service development reduces risk for all stakeholders • What does the Forum do? – Agree and publish end-to-end specifications for standardized IPTV solutions and services
  4. 4. Forum essentials • Who benefits from the work of the Open IPTV Forum? – Service Providers can reduce integration costs and focus on service features and revenue generation – Technology and Equipment Suppliers benefit from clear specifications which help ensure interoperability – Content and Applications Vendors know the capabilities and limitations of the IPTV systems they use • How does the Forum operate? – The steering group provides guidance on the general directions of the Forum and approves the Forum's deliverables – Starting with Service and Platform requirements and a Functional Architecture - technical specifications are developed by the Working Groups. – Where possible existing standards from established standards bodies are used. • What is the Forum timeline? – Requirements and architecture specifications for Release 1 are already available from the Forum's website. – The Release 1 Technical Specifications will be published during 2008. – As IPTV service expectations continue to evolve, the Forum will revise and extend the published specifications in subsequent Releases.
  5. 5. The standardization issue… IPTV • Fragmented World of Standards Service Layer - No end-to-end perspective • Proprietary solutions • Limited interoperability and e2e IMS - Control Layer economics of scale Transport Issues addressed by CPE - Home Devices Open IPTV Forum Standardization - a success factor for IPTV mass market
  6. 6. Forum Objectives • Specify an open e2e specification for IPTV including: – Architecture and interfaces – Network and terminal functionality – Interactive and personalized services – Technology choices for all major functionalities – A common UNI (User-Network Interface) for Open Internet and managed networks – Certification of equipment including end user devices and service provider offerings • The e2e specification shall support: – A variety of IPTV and internet multimedia services – Managed networks and open Internet – Integration with communication services – Convergence of IPTV and multimedia services across different access technologies – Easy integration of 3rd Party content offerings – Various devices in the home network
  7. 7. Forum Intent • To include all the key players in the IPTV value chain – CE vendors – Content providers – Network Operators – Service Providers – Network Equipment Vendors – Home Network Equipment Vendors – Broadcasters • To improved Time-to-Market compared with “traditional” standardization bodies • To cover all necessary aspects for delivery of IPTV: – Service discovery – Content delivery – Security – Billing, operations – Maintenance and management aspects • To base specifications on existing technologies and standards as far as possible – Define necessary extensions to fill the gaps in existing standards – Give feedback to relevant standard bodies – Candidate technologies (non exhaustive): DLNA, IMS, DVB-IPI, Internet portals, web Browser, multimedia middleware • Shall consider the establishment of the certification and logo program to ensure the e2e interoperability
  8. 8. Members: 26 - February 2008:
  9. 9. Forum scope Open IPTV Managed Network 3rd Party Content common UNI Provider TCI SPI CPI Access Service Platform IPTV CP IPTV CP Provider Provider Provider Provider SLA *QoS, Multicast SLA SLA * Authentication, billing, etc. •Delivery of EPG and Home content binary Network * Triple play Walled Garden Open Internet CPI SPI IAI Access Access Service Platform IPTV Provider IPTV Provider Provider Provider CGM Provider SLA CP * Authentication, billing, etc. •Delivery of EPG and content binary UNI (User Network Interface) TCI (Transport and Control Interface) * Portal site Walled Garden SPI (Service Provider Interface) IAI (Internet access Interface) CP (Content Provider) CPI (Content Provider Interface) CGM (Consumer generated Media)
  10. 10. Open IPTV Features • Broadcast TV • Video on Demand • Local PVR • Network-based PVR • Content Guide (search, browser & meta data based, personalization • Advertisement (within content, EPG, other information • Information services (associated, unassociated) • Interactivity and Applications • Security (authentication, DRM) • User Management • Remote ITF Management • Parental Control • User Interface • Service Portability • Home Networking • Centralized Charging • QoS management • Notification Service • Interworking with communication services
  11. 11. Intended Time line OIPTV specification Release 1 Solution specifications Architecture & Requirements 2007 2008 Aug OIPTV interoperability specification Release 1 Certification Interoperability 2007 Oct. 2008
  12. 12. Open IPTV Forum Organization Steering Group YunChao Hu (E) Barry Gravenhorst (So) Helmut Schink (NSN) Std Coord AdHoc Admin&Budget AH Jürgen Heiles (NSN) Thomas Rex (E) Working Proc. AH Cert. & Logo AH Hamid Amir-Alikhani Jon Piesing (Pa) (Ph) Requirements WG Architecture WG Solution WG Marketing WG IOT WG Eunhee Rhim (Sa) Nilo Mitra (E) Paul Szucs (So) Helmut Schink (NSN) TBD Vacant Mario Bonnet (T) Glenn Adams (Sa) Monika Gadhammar (E)
  13. 13. New Membership • The Forum is open for those Membership Applicants that are committed to actively contribute to the agreed objectives of the forum • The Applicant need to accept the Terms & Conditions of the Open IPTV Forum Agreement and state their commitment to the technology choices within the Technology Framework Document • The Applicant will be invited to the Steering Group for presentation of their membership application • The Membership Application Process is described on the web-site – http://www.openiptvforum.org/membership.html
  14. 14. www.openiptvforum.org

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