SMPTE Standardization of Declarative Content for Television

From: Michael A. Dolan (
Date: Sun, Mar 05 2000

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    Subject: SMPTE Standardization of Declarative Content for Television
    WWW TV Interest Group-
    On Friday (3/3) an Ad Hoc Group (AHG) was formed in the SMPTE Working Group 
    on Data Essence (D27) to:
    1. Work towards the harmonization of next generation XHTML content being 
    contemplated by the major transport standards (ARIB, DVB, and ATSC).
    2. More formally document and standardize ATVEF as a first level content 
    authoring standard
    First rough drafts of the SMPTE Standard documents for (2) were provided at 
    the meeting.  They will be posted to the SMPTE private engineering ftp 
    server later this week.
    An email list was created for the AHG, called D27-DDE, with myself as chairman.
    The liaison to ARIB is Mr. Akihiro Hori, chairman of the ARIB XML 
    group.  Liaisons to W3C, DVB and ATSC are pending.
    SMPTE is a certified standards body devoted to television (and film) 
    founded in 1916 and an accredited "due process" organization by ANSI (and 
    thus ISO).  Its focus is on studio and pre- and post-production technical 
    standards.  Details on SMPTE and participation in its working groups can be 
    found at:

    A statement of participation is required to join D27 and the email list 
    mentioned above.  Please see the SMPTE website for more information.  When 
    submitting your SOP, you should specifically request participation in 
    It is *not* the intent of SMPTE to develop XML or any other standards in 
    W3C's domain, but rather to work closely with W3C to accomplish this.  So, 
    I look forward to working with everyone on this list and at W3C in general 
    on creating international television standards in the field of declarative 
    Michael A. Dolan, Representing DIRECTV,  (619)445-9070
    PO Box 1673 Alpine, CA 91903        FAX: (619)445-6122