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RE: Call for Volunteer to Drive the Initiative of Tuner API (or Channel Control API) Community Group

From: 輺 <shkim@etri.re.kr>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:22:33 +0900
To: 'Web and TV Interest Group' <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
CC: Ű <sgkang@etri.re.kr>
Message-ID: <00e601cf4fce$440bb930$cc232b90$@etri.re.kr>
Dear All !


We (ETRI) are interested in participating in the Tuner API (or Channel API)
CG group.


One year ago, we have made a proposal in the Terminal T/F
(http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/Terminal), entitled 1. Channel.

This draft text describes requirement for controlling the channels such as
channel identifier, getChannel, etc.

I think we can use these contents as part of the discussion in the new CG


Since we have a domestic standard regarding channel control for web-based
smart TV platform,

I think we can provide some inputs to the CG works.


In the previous mail (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-and-
tv/2013Oct/0029.html, http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-and-
tv/2013Oct/0031.html), we have made a survey on related specifications on
tuner control and channel identification.

I think this survey can be revisited.



Sung Hei Kim, Wook Hyun.



From: HU, BIN [mailto:bh526r@att.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:49 AM
To: Web and TV Interest Group (public-web-and-tv@w3.org)
Subject: Call for Volunteer to Drive the Initiative of Tuner API (or
Channel Control API) Community Group


Hello team,


We discussed Tuner API CG initiative in the CC this morning. Giri from
Qualcomm indicated that we need to act fast if we want the technical
specification to be reused by other SDOs and the industry. This is because
some other SDOs, such as HbbTV, is developing its own specification of
channel control. And some projects such as EU-funded webinos project [1]
have also developed its TV Control API [2].


Daniel has created a wiki page for the discussion of initiating this Tuner
API (or Channel Control API) Community Group. In essence, we need:

-          5 supporters, which we believed we already have

-          Name of the Group: there are several suggestions, such as TV
Control API, TV Channel API, Channel Control API, etc. Considering the
scope of API is not limited to broadcasting but also needs to cover all
types of media sources, Channel Control API seems more appropriate. But it
needs to be discussed and finalized

-          Scope of Work: an initial scope of work is highly encouraged

-          A Chair to lead the group and drive the result for the sake of
quick time-to-market as Giri indicated above.


Thus we are calling for volunteer to drive the initiative of this Tuner API
(or Channel Control) CG, i.e.:

-          To finalize the name of the group

-          To drive the initial scope of work; and

-          To assume the leadership and drive the result of the Channel
Control API Specification for the quick time-to-market


Please let the group know if you are interested in driving this initiative.


This closes my action item 191.


Thank you


Bin Hu | Service Standards | AT&T



[1] http://www.webinos.org/ 

[2] http://dev.webinos.org/specifications/api/tv.html

[3] http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/Media_APIs/Tuner_API

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