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Web and TV Interest Group

This is the Wiki for the W3C Web and TV Interest Group (Web&TV IG), used to organize work in the IG. Higher-level information about the Web&TV IG is available on the main home page of the group. The Interest Group reviews existing work and identifies requirements and potential solutions for the Web and TV. The development of Web standards, when required, takes place in other working groups.


Meeting Minutes

  • Teleconference 2016-02-03 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2016-02-03 Cloud Browser TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2016-01-20 Cloud Browser TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-12-17 Minutes
  • Face-to-face 2015-10-26 Agenda Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-07-15 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-07-01 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-06-17 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-06-03 GGIE TF (Canceled)
  • Teleconference 2015-05-20 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-05-06 GGIE TF (Canceled)
  • Teleconference 2015-04-22 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-04-08 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-03-11 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-02-25 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-02-11 GGIE TF Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-01-28 GGIE TF Agenda Minutes
  • Teleconference 2015-01-14 GGIE TF Agenda Minutes
  • Face-to-face 2014-10-27 Agenda Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-10-01 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-09-17 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-09-03 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-08-20 (Canceled)
  • Teleconference 2014-08-06 (Canceled)
  • Teleconference 2014-07-23 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-07-09 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-06-25 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-06-11 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-05-28 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-04-30 Minutes
  • Teleconference 2014-04-02 Agenda Minutes

New Ideas for 2014

The process and wiki page to gather New Use Cases and New Topics for the Second Round of work in 2014 is available here.

Related Groups

Several groups (Working, Community and Business Groups) work in areas that are relevant to the TV and media entertainment industry. Please see the separate page for TV-related groups.

Task Forces

  • The results from the recently closed Media APIs Task Force on requirements for discovery and control of device capabilities, e.g., tuner control, has been taken over to the TV Control API CG.
  • See also the TV-related groups.


Glass to Glass Internet Ecosystem - GGIE - Task Force

GGIE seeks to help standards organizations identify technical standards needs around:

  • media capture (professional cameras, smartphones)
  • media editing systems
  • media storage
  • media packaging
  • media providers (streaming media websites, cable, IPTV & satellite systems)
  • media clients (general-purpose browsers, televisions, tablets, phones)

See here for a list of the use cases under discussion

Cloud Browser Task Force

Closed or Dormant

  • (Closed) Testing TF [testing]
    • Identify Requirements for testing from a “Web and TV” perspective
    • act as a bridge between ongoing activities in W3C and other organizations interested in testing W3C specifications
  • (Closed) Timed Text [tt]
    • Develop recommendations to facilitate the use of TTML and WebVTT content on the Web, including interoperability with other timed text formats.


Member Wiki

A member only wiki is available, for member confidential information. Note that confidentiality of this wiki is at W3C membership level, and NOT IG level. Note also that use of this (public) wiki is preferred when possible.

Teleconferences / Meetings

The IG holds a biweekly teleconference on Wednesday.

Agenda and Minutes

The conference bridge is the following

When: Wednesday, 11:00am-12:30pm US Eastern

Zakim Bridge: +1.617.761.6200

Conference code: 932881 ("WEBTV1")

Note that W3C has switched its teleconference system from Zakim to WebEx on July 1, 2015.

WebEx Service: See [Call in info (member-only)] [WebEx Best Practise]

There is also an extra slot if needed for additional call, see here

F2F meetings are organized as needed. There is at least one F2F meeting of the IG, during TPAC.

The Interest Group uses the #webtv IRC channel on, port 6665 to take minutes and record issues, actions and resolutions during meetings.


IG Specific Processes

  • TF handling rule to propose the creation of a task force
  • TF charter template to precise the scope of a potential new task force
  • Use Case template to be used as base for drafting a use case input document. Note that TFs may have their own further refined template (check TF page)


  • Tracker is used to track issues and actions within the group. For help on how to use Tracker see the related web site. For a really quick intro see here

Other Useful W3C Resources

Emulators and Testing Tools

Archived Reports and Deliverables

Web and TV Interest Group Report

The Web and TV Interest Group Report categorizes topics of interest for the Web and TV in terms of standardization needs. The group is to publish a first snapshot of the report soon. Results of work items discussed in task forces will be integrated in the final report of the Interest Group.

Workshop Reports

F2F Meeting reports