Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Open IPTV Forum Publishes End-to-End Architecture

The Open IPTV Forum has published a document describing its end-to-end architecture for IPTV systems. The Forum is working towards an end-to-end specification to allow any consumer end‑device, compliant to the Open IPTV Forum specifications, to access enriched and personalized IPTV services.

While I believe that IPTV standards are important, I wonder how effective they will be since most major service providers have already committed to their architectures. They will have to do a lot of retrofitting to implement IPTV standards as they are created.

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