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[webtv-f2f] Summary of September Web and TV IG F2F meeting

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:32:25 +0900
Message-ID: <4EAFE6D9.3010804@w3.org>
To: public-web-and-tv@w3.org
On September 21-22, 2011, the Web and TV Interest Group held its first
F2F meeting in Hollywood, California, hosted by Comcast following the
third Web and TV Workshop on September 19-20, 2011.

The minutes from the meeting are publicly available at:


Here are the highlights:

Interest Group Report:

We reviewed all the key issues raised during the three Web and TV
workshops (=Tokyo workshop, Berlin workshop and Hollywood workshop)
and clarified the current status of each issue and what should be done
for the next steps.  We updated the Interest Group based on the
discussion during the F2F meeting and published it.  The updated
report is now available at:


It is expected that the requirements in the above group report will
drive W3C Working Group activity, which defines new standards for the
Web, starting this fall.

We will continue to update the report based on the progress of the
group's work.  The latest version URI for the report is:


Task Force discussions:

As described in the group charter [1], our strategy is creating a
dedicated Task Force to hold detailed discussion to clarify actual
requirements for Web and TV issues. And we have created the following
two Task Forces and have been discussing key issues, because we
thought they were the highest priority:

* Home Network Task Force
      - discusses issues on Web and CE devices in Home Network

* Media Pipeline Task Force
      - discusses issues on video streaming for Web and TV

During the F2F meeting, both the above task forces had discussions on
the Web and TV requirements raised during their weekly telephone

The Home Network Task Force has already completed its charter period
at the end of August, and has generated a requirements document based
on the Task Force discussion.  Now the Home Network Task Force
Requirements document is available at:


The Task Force will continue its work on the Web and TV public
mailinglist to finalize the above requirements document.

The Media Pipeline Task Force also has been discussing requirements
for video, audio and media interfaces in the Web and TV context, and
is now generating a draft document for the Media Pipeline Task Force
Requirements at:


During the F2F meeting, the Task Force had detailed discussion on the
open issues listed on the Media Pipeline Discussion Wiki [4], and
clarified (1) key gaps between the industry expectation and the
existing technology, e.g., HTML5, and (2) what should be included as
actual requirements in the requirements document.

Joint meetings with the other groups during TPAC 2011:

The W3C is holding the Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee
Meeting (TPAC) 2011 on October 31-November 4 in Santa Clara, and many
W3C Working Groups are holding their F2F meetings there.  We the Web
and TV Interest Group are not planning to hold our own F2F meeting
this time because it is only one month since the previous meeting.
However, we will meet with related Working Groups, e.g., HTML WG and
DeviceAPIs WG, during the meeting week and talk with them about the
Web and TV requirements.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2010/09/webTVIGcharter.htm
[2] http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/HNTF
[3] http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/MPTF
[4] http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/MPTF/MPTF_Discussions

Kaz Ashimura, Activity Lead
for the Web and TV Interest Group

Kaz Ashimura, W3C Staff Contact for Web&TV, MMI and Voice 
Tel: +81 466 49 1170
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