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Web and TV Activity Statement

The main goal of this activity is to clarify the relationship between Web and TV, with a view to identifying work items either in the form of new W3C Working Groups, or specific work that should be done in existing Working Groups.

TV is a mature but rapidly-changing market. With the advent of IP-based devices, connected TVs are progressing at a fast pace and traditional TV broadcasting is quickly evolving into a more immersive experience where users can interact with rich applications that are at least partly based on Web technologies. There is strong growth in the deployment of devices that integrate regular Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and SVG, coupled with various device APIs.

There is huge potential for the future to create an interoperable platform where Web and TV benefit from each other, for instance through the introduction of additional device APIs specifically targeted at TVs, or by bringing Web accessibility guidelines to TVs.

Highlights Since the Previous Advisory Committee Meeting

The Web&TV IG used to have Task Forces for detailed discussion on use cases and requirements, but the group decided to continue its discussion as a whole group starting with April, 2014. Now the group is holding discussion on new round of use cases and requirements leading to gap analysis, and has identified fingerprinting/watermarking, media synchronization, media overlay and accessibility are the key features.

There are several groups within W3C who have strong relationship with the IG's topics, and the IG is collaboratively working with those groups including:

Also the group is maintaining liaison with related external groups, e.g., ATSC, DASH-IF, TTA and GGIE.

Upcoming Activity Highlights

The IG will continue technical discussion within the group, and also will have its F2F meeting during TPAC 2014.

Summary of Activity Structure

GroupChairTeam ContactCharter
Web and TV Interest Group
(participants)
Yosuke Funahashi, Giuseppe Pascale, Mark VickersKazuyuki Ashimura, Daniel DavisChartered until 20 February 2015

This Activity Statement was prepared for TPAC 2014 per section 5 of the W3C Process Document. Generated from group data.

Kaz Ashimura, Web and TV Activity Lead

Modified: $Date: 2014-10-27 10:44:43 $
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