New IIF Standards Address Content on Demand and Managing the Trust Hierarchy

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 

Major Phase 2 Milestone Completed

WASHINGTON, DC — The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced today the release of two important new standards created by the ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF), a global leader in IPTV standards development. The IPTV Content on Demand Service (ATIS-0800042) specifies functions and interfaces for the delivery of an IPTV Content on Demand (CoD) Service in a managed IP network. The other standard is Managing the IIF Trust Hierarchy Interoperability Specification (ATIS-0800023).

The CoD standard marks a major milestone for the IIF’s Phase 2 work, which is focused on interactive services including content-on-demand. This comprehensive standard specifies asset preparation, efficient content distribution to service provider servers based on CDN principals, IMS and non-IMS CoD session management for high Quality of Experience, and content delivery to users based on RTP/RTSP or HTTP streaming. The IIF’s Phase 3 will focus on expanding the IPTV service offering to include support for Internet Sourced Content, adaptive streaming and IPv6.

“The new Content on Demand standard marks another significant architecture accomplishment–one of many resulting from the IIF’s open pragmatic approach,” said Susan Miller, ATIS President and CEO. “With this work complete, the IIF moves the IPTV ecosystem a major step forward in delivering its broad range of interactive options and high-quality viewing experience.” Another recently completed ATIS IIF standard is entitled Managing the IIF Trust Hierarchy Interoperability Specification. To increase interoperability, it is critical to standardize the management mechanisms that establish trust within a network. This includes the revocation of certificates, additions of new Certificate Authorities (CAs), and specifications of rules for handling the operation of the Trust Hierarchy. The specification provides industry with a common standard to be used by all entities that rely on the IIF Trust Hierarchy.

Another recently completed ATIS IIF standard is entitled Managing the IIF Trust Hierarchy Interoperability Specification. To increase interoperability, it is critical to standardize the management mechanisms that establish trust within a network. This includes the revocation of certificates, additions of new Certificate Authorities (CAs), and specifications of rules for handling the operation of the Trust Hierarchy. The specification provides industry with a common standard to be used by all entities that rely on the IIF Trust Hierarchy.

Both of these new standards are available through the ATIS Document Center. The Document Center is the leading, online resource to published and pre-published telecommunication standards, as well as technical reports, requirements and guidelines produced by ATIS-sponsored industry forums and committees.