03-30-2011, 12:37 AM
W3C: Internet TV Needs Standards
"Internet TV" no longer means simply bringing Internet content to the television screen. Internet TV is no longer encompassed by the idea that users want to check their email on the big screen in the living room. Instead, Internet TV has shifted from that of an Internet-enabled device to that of an integrated service, available on a number of devices.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the official standards organization of the Web, has issued a report on the transition of TV to a service, identifying several points that need to be addressed for Internet TV to become a widely available, open, cross-platform service.
Continued: W3C: Internet TV Needs Standards
From the W3C newsletter issued March 28/11:
W3C Issues Report on Web and Television Convergence
28 March 2011 | Archive
Today, W3C publishes a report from the Second Web and TV
Workshop, which took place in Berlin in February. The report
summarizes the discussion among the 77 participating
organizations and highlights some key Web and TV convergence
* Adaptive streaming over HTTP
* Home networking and second-screen scenarios
* The role of metadata and relation to Semantic Web
* Ensuring that convergent solutions are accessible
* Profiling and testing
* Possible extensions to HTML5 for Television
Prioritization now continues in the W3C Web and TV Interest
Group. That group will review existing work, as well as the
relationship between services on the Web and TV services. It
will identify requirements and potential solutions to ensure
that the Web will function well with TV.