The Open IPTV Forum, now consisting of 26 members, publishes its end-to-end Architecture specification

Friday, March 7th, 2008 

The Open IPTV Forum is working towards an end-to-end specification to allow any consumer end”‘device, compliant to the Open IPTV Forum specifications, to access enriched and personalized IPTV services.

As a consequence of this initiative the following first important results have been achieved:

The first version of the Service and Platform Requirements document, for both Managed and Open Internet models was released in the autumn of 2007. This document was followed recently by the first Architecture specification.

The agreed Architecture specification is publicly available via the Open IPTV Forum home page and the Service and Platform requirements via the publications area. These are considered important steps towards the Open IPTV Forum goals and the Forum encourages the industry to take a look at them.

The Open IPTV Forum also announced today that it has accepted the following new members:
Accenture, ANT Software Ltd, Funai Electric Co., Ltd., Quative – Kudelski Group, SES ASTRA, Sharp Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Toshiba Corporation.

This now brings the Forum’s membership to 26 with many other candidate companies in the pipeline.