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TV Control API Community Group Launched

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Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:15:40 +0000
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To: "Bin Hu" <BH526R@att.com>,"Yosuke Funahashi" <yosuke@funahashi.cc>,"Louay Bassbouss" <louay.bassbouss@fokus.fraunhofer.de>,"Marco Chen" <mchen@mozilla.com>,"Martin Lasak" <martin.lasak@fokus.fraunhofer.de>,"Raphaël Troncy" <Raphael.Troncy@eurecom.fr>,"Jean-Charles Verdie" <jicheu@yahoo.fr>,"Alexander Futász" <alexander.futasz@fokus.fraunhofer.de>,"Sung Hei Kim" <shkim@etri.re.kr>,"Wook Hyun" <whyun@etri.re.kr>,"Erik Lindström" <elindstrom@opera.com>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
With your support, the TV Control API Community Group has been launched:

To join:

This group was originally proposed on 2014-04-24
by Bin Hu. The following people supported its
      Bin Hu
      Yosuke Funahashi
      Louay Bassbouss
      Marco Chen
      Martin Lasak
      Raphaël Troncy
      Jean-Charles Verdie
      Alexander Futász
      Sung Hei Kim
      Wook Hyun
      Erik Lindström
The convergence of Internet-based IPTV, Video-on-Demand (VoD), Personal
Video, IP multicasting video, cellular multicasting video etc. with
traditional broadcasting video, satellite video and cable video is
emerging on market. The technology gap between web apps and native apps
is rapidly narrowing. Thus a web-based application controlling various
TV channels with detailed information regarding TV programs is becoming
a more and more main stream TV control application for the integrated
video service. Furthermore, in many regions TV broadcasters are
developing web applications that can overlay their channel in a hybrid
broadcast/broadband environment.

Scope of Work

The W3C TV Control API Community Group is to define an API layer that is
agnostic of any underlying video sourcing technologies to enable a
web-based application to:
-	provide EPG information, including the list of TV programs and related
information such as channel number, producers, directors, actors,
synopsis, rating etc., 
-	control and switch the TV sourcing based on channel identifier from
EPG data
-	interact with TV platform for presenting the TV program appropriately
-	interact with TV platform for presenting other supplemental content
The underlying video sourcing method and technologies, the presentation
technology and/or presentation application of TV program and
supplemental content are all out of scope.

Operating Guidelines

This group operates under the rules of the Community and Business Group
Process. All matters relating to intellectual property are governed by
the Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA). All participants
within this group agree that their discussions will follow the General
Communications Policies. 


Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:16:20 UTC

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