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Re: Welcome to the Second Screen Presentation WG

From: Matt Hammond <Matt.Hammond@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:10:17 +0000
To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>, "public-secondscreen@w3.org" <public-secondscreen@w3.org>
CC: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB116BB8-4338-4751-94CD-2A7A6BAD2A7D@bbc.co.uk>
Many thanks Anssi, I will work my way through the background resource you provided.
As you suggested, please allow me to introduce myself...

I am a Senior R&D Engineer at the Research and Development department of the BBC, based in London [1]. My interest in the work of this group is due to our involvement in related standards work at DVB [2] and HbbTV [3] relating to companion devices (such as mobiles and tablets) and how they can interact with a TV via the home network.

At DVB I contributed to the Companion Screen and Stream specification [4] that defines mechanisms for (hopefully) frame accurate synchronisation between a TV and a companion device. I subsequently contributed to the HbbTV 2.0 specification (published in February) [5], helping to define the following features:

  * Discovering the TV from a companion
  * Launching HbbTV apps on the TV from a companion

  * Discovering a companion from a TV
  * Launching a companion app from a TV

  * "app-to-app" communication between TV app and companion app

  * Profiling DVB's synchronisation work to allow a companion to synchronise to TV content

Our in these kinds of technologies is, unsurprisingly, that they help us to create seamless experiences that flow smoothly between TV and other devices and that combine their strengths.  We hope to see TVs with HbbTV 2.0 functionality appearing on the market in the UK within the next couple of years [6], so it is great to see a W3C Working Group doing work that might allow a pure web application on a companion to use some of the features I have described.

I look forward to collaborating with you all and hope I can make a positive contribution to this group.

Kind regards


[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd
[2] https://www.dvb.org/
[3] https://www.hbbtv.org/
[4] https://www.dvb.org/search/results/keywords/A167
[5] https://www.hbbtv.org/pages/about_hbbtv/specification-2.php
[6] http://informitv.com/2015/02/15/freeview-play-offers-a-connected-future/
| Matt Hammond
| Senior Research Engineer, BBC R&D, Centre House, London
| http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/

> On 26 Mar 2015, at 11:47, Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Welcome to the Second Screen Presentation Working Group!
> From the group's home page [1] you can find pointers to relevant resources. Please review the Charter [2], note the group's prior discussions are available via the mailing list archive [3], and see the wiki [4] for the group's work mode (i.e. practical advise on how we work), information on the publication & implementation statuses, and meetings.
> You are encouraged to review the Presentation API specification [5], the deliverable of the group. You may also want to take a closer look at the GitHub repository [6] where the Presentation API specification is being worked on, especially if you'd like to contribute to the specification more directly (for instructions, see [7]). You may also always send your feedback to the group's mailing list [3] that is used for technical discussions. The mailing list is automatically notified of the relevant activity in GitHub.
> To summarize, these are the key resources you may want to bookmark:
> * Home page [1] - contains pointers to the group's resources, such as:
> * Charter [2] - goals, scope, deliverables, patent policy
> * Mailing list [3] - public archived mailing list for technical discussions
> * Wiki [4] - work mode, publication and implementation statuses, meetings
> * Presentation API spec [5] and GitHub [6] - the spec the group is working on
> Please feel free to introduce yourself on the mailing list, share your interests toward the Working Group, and areas where you might want to contribute.
> Also, please do not hesitate to contact me and Francois (the W3C team contact for the group, cc'd) if you have any questions.
> Note that the group's first F2F will be held on 19-20 May 2015 in Berlin, Germany. For more information about the meeting, see [8]. The meeting registration is open.
> Looking forward to working with you!
> Thanks,
> -Anssi (WG chair)
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2014/secondscreen/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2014/secondscreen/charter.html
> [3] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-secondscreen/
> [4] https://www.w3.org/wiki/Second_Screen
> [5] http://w3c.github.io/presentation-api/
> [6] https://github.com/w3c/presentation-api
> [7] https://www.w3.org/wiki/Second_Screen/Work_Mode#Direct_Spec_Contributions
> [8] https://www.w3.org/wiki/Second_Screen/Meetings/May_2015_F2F

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