Please see also the group's Wiki for the latest news.

Mission

Launched in February 2011, the Web and TV Interest Group is to provide a forum for Web and TV technical discussions, to review existing work, as well as the relationship between services on the Web and TV services, and to identify requirements and potential solutions to ensure that the Web will function well with TV.

See also the Web and TV Interest Group Charter.

Participants

The list of W3C Member Organizations who participate in the Web and TV Interest Group is available through the Web and TV Interest Group Patent Policy Status page. W3C Members may also check the list of organization representatives (Member-only link) involved in the group.

The chairs of the Web and TV Interest Group are:

  • Yosuke Funahashi — Tomo-Digi
  • Giuseppe Pascale — Opera Software
  • Mark Vickers — Comcast Cable

W3C Team Contacts for the group are:

Documents and Logistics

The Web and TV Interest Group's wiki documents task forces, ongoing works, draft documents and other working materials and logistics information for the group.

The group also uses issues and actions to track progress on open discussions.

Joining the group

Who should participate in this group?

The Web and TV Interest Group encourages active participation from a diverse community. You should consider participating in this Interest Group, in particular if you are in one of the following communities:

  • Vendors of Web Browsers which have TV related capability
  • TV broadcasters and TV service providers
  • TV and set-top boxes manufacturers
  • Companies that own solutions for the development of broadcasting, Web+TV and integration of them
  • Companies seeking to exploit integration of broadcasting and Web technologies
  • Software vendors or open source projects that currently offer XML-based languages for the description of handling broadcasting, or customers of those languages
  • Government organizations seeking to standardize the integration of broadcasting and Web technologies
  • Academic researchers with an interest in smarter integration of Web technologies, broadcasting and non-PC devices

How to join the group as an official participant

If you're affiliated with a W3C Member organization:

  1. (If you don't have any W3C Member account) Use the W3C Member account request form and get a W3C account,
  2. (If your organization has not yet joined the group) Ask your AC Representative (Member-only) to join the group using the join form,
  3. And then ask your AC Representative (Member-only) to nominate you as an official participant using the nomination form.

When you have joined the group, you will also be automatically subscribed to the group's Member-only mailing list. See the Instructions for joining the Web and TV Interest Group for the details of the participation procedure.

If you do not work for a W3C Member organization, please first consider whether your employer can join W3C and get the benefits of Membership.

If that is not an option and you think that you have the expertise and availability to participate, please contact the W3C Staff Contacts, Kaz Ashimura, Daniel Davis and Philipp Hoschka.

Communication

Mailing-lists

As theWeb and TV IG Charter says, this group primarily conducts its technical work on the public mailing list at <public-web-and-tv@w3.org> (archive). To join the list, see W3C mailing list and archive usage guidelines and send an email with a subject of "subscribe" to <public-web-and-tv-request@w3.org>.

There is also a W3C Member-only list at <member-web-and-tv@w3.org> (archive), that is used for administrative purposes (f2f meeting planning, telephone conference agenda, etc.) and may be used for sharing sensitive information if needed.

Typically, participation in Face-to-face meetings and telephone conferences is open just to W3C Members and Invited Experts.

Tools

The Web and TV Interest Group uses the following tools:

Wiki:
(read: public, write: official group participants)
Describes task forces, ongoing works, draft documents produced by the group and other working material.
Bugzilla:
(read: public, write: official group participants & Bugzilla account holders)
W3C's public bug, project and issue Tracking Service
Tracker:
(read: public, write: official group participants)
Tracks issues and actions within the group to monitor progress

Kaz Ashimura, Web and TV Activity Lead
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