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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.


Meetings and Minutes

NB: Minutes of Task Forces calls are available from the task forces home pages.

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


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

The goal of the Cloud Browser TF is to discuss support for web browser technology within devices such as HDMI dongles and lightweight STBs (set-top boxes) which may not be able to run a browser locally. A solution is to bring the processing of the browser to the cloud. The Task Force looks into use cases, requirements and gaps in cloud browser architecture.

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

IG teleconferences are organized as needed, on Wednesday. Most of the discussions happen in task forces nowadays. See TF pages for information about TF teleconferences.

Agenda and Minutes

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

F2F meetings are organized once per year during TPAC. More F2F meetings may be organized if needed.

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 IG produced a couple of reports to categorize topics of interest for the Web and TV in terms of standardization needs:

The editor's draft for these reports.

Workshop Reports

F2F Meeting reports