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Re: Interested in participating in the Web On TV Workshop

From: Leonard Chin <leonard_chin@dwango.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:21:55 +0900
Cc: 千野 裕司 <chino@dwango.co.jp>, sho_kusano@dwango.co.jp, yasuyuki_sugitani@dwango.co.jp, yusuke_mizukami@dwango.co.jp
Message-Id: <B8BF2882-DCEA-4291-936C-F42CDAFAADBF@dwango.co.jp>
To: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>, team-webontv-ws-submit@w3.org

Please find attached our statement of interest for the
September 2010 Web on TV workshop.

# Statement of interest to participate in Web on TV Workshop #
Leonard Chin, Sho Kusano, Yasuyuki Sugitani, Yusuke Mizukami
   Dwango Co., Ltd, R&D Department (Japan)

## Participant's Interest ##

Dwango operates various web services, including Nico Nico Douga (a video sharing website) and Nico 
Nico Live (a live video streaming website). As a service provider of video over the web, we are interested 
in the standardization of technologies for both broadcasting and consuming video content on the web, 
irrespective of device.

## Point of view ##

The Nico Nico Video and Nico Nico Live services explore the possibilities of television as a 
communication medium. Traditionally, television has primarily been about one-way communication 
from the broadcaster to the audience. Techniques such as in-studio audiences and viewer participation 
via mediums such as fax, telephone and, more recently, internet services such as Twitter have 
demonstrated television's capacity for two-way communication. Nico Nico Video and Nico Nico Live
 extend the concept of television as a two-way communication medium through the implementation of  
a video-synced commenting system. In the case of Nico Nico Live, comments allow users to not only 
communicate with each other, but also to communicate with the broadcaster.

For television to effectively facilitate two-way communication between the broadcaster and the audience, it is 
important to minimize the latency of the transmission of live video over the internet. We are interested in 
standardization of technologies that will lead to the improvement of the quality of video broadcasting over 
the internet, with an emphasis on latency.

We also are interested in the standardization the technology for broadcasting over the internet. In particular,
web browsers are unable to access the input devices required for video (specifically cameras and microphones)
without proprietary browser plugins. Furthermore, web browsers also require the capability to appropriately encode
audio and video in order to be able to broadcast TV. The standardization of the technologies required for broadcasting 
from web browsers are important for the democratization of broadcasting, yet appear to be missing from existing
standardization efforts.

The ability to access the web from devices other than the PC is also of interest. Video delivered over the internet
is currently restricted to PCs and PC-like devices such as smartphones. The integration of functionality to access
the web from non-PC devices will allow internet video to be viewed in environments much better suited for
viewing video content -- the living room.


On Aug 6, 2010, at 5:03 PM, Kazuyuki Ashimura wrote:

> Hi Leorard-san,
> Thank you very much for your interest and letting us know about this.
> We are looking forward to your submission.
> Thanks,
> Kazuyuki
> On 08/06/2010 03:39 PM, Leonard Chin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We (Dwango) are interested in attending, but need a little more time to put together
>> a statement of interest submission. We should also be able to do a presentation if
>> it is required.  I hope this is OK.
>> --
>> Leonard Chin
>> Dwango
>> R&D Department
>> leonard_chin@dwango.co.jp
>> +81-3-5623-1600
> -- 
> Kazuyuki Ashimura / W3C Multimodal & Voice Activity Lead
> mailto: ashimura@w3.org
> voice: +81.466.49.1170 / fax: +81.466.49.1171
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