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Video on the Web (Advance Notice)

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:24:16 +0000
To: public-new-work@w3.org
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The past few years have seen an increase in the availability of video
content on the World Wide Web and the demand for such content will keep
increasing dramatically. Consumers want more content to be made
available, in higher quality, and to take full advantage in their living
rooms of high definition television. The video industry (television and
cable networks, content producers, content delivery systems, etc.) is
looking at ways to be ahead of the demand and be on top of the next wave
of innovations in the domain. Several factors could slow down the
increase, such as lack of interoperability (multiple video codecs and
media players), unsearchable content ("find all video starring George
Clooney"), inaccessible content (captioning and video description), or
digital rights.

W3C will be looking at the impact and challenges of video on the Web in the
upcoming months. With widespread video technologies, what do we expect the
next Web application to look like? The upcoming technical plenary day will
have a one hour session on the Future of Video on the Web. As a starting
point, we also expect to send a Call for Participation for a W3C Workshop on
Video on the Web ("How to make video a first-class citizen on the World Wide
Web?") in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any comments, please send them to
public-new-work-comments@w3.org, which has a public archive:

If you should have questions or need further information, please feel free to
contact Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>.

Thank you,

 _ Ian Jacobs
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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