ITU thinks there's a challenge left for IPTV

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is calling on "individuals, small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporations" to submit innovative IPTV solutions (and it would help if there were problems to solve) that they believe will "improve social welfare" through services such as e-health, e-government, e-learning, ICT accessibility and "all aspects of Smart Living."

There's a cash award of $3,000 for the winner in the individual/SME category. The corporate category winner--being it's corporate and all--will just be given recognition when the victors are announced at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12) in Dubai this November.

The ITU, a United Nations specialized agency, promised to showcase the winning and most promising apps at Dubai and subsequent ITU events to help attract global visibility and, more importantly, investment in their development.

Now here's the tricky part. Participants must develop applications running over either Recommendation ITU-T H.761 Nested context language (NCL) and Ginga-NCL for IPTV services or, if that's too onerous, Recommendation ITU-T H.762 Lightweight interactive multimedia environment (LIME) for IPTV services.

Registration will be open from June 15 to Aug. 15 and submissions are open from Aug. 13 to Sept. 7.

For more:
 - see this story

Related article:
ITU develops 'smart' guidelines to promote global broadband deployment

WHITEPAPER

How To Lower the Cost of Ownership of Your Cable Access Network

This white paper presents a cost analysis of a virtualized cable modem termination system (CMTS) deployed in a distributed access architecture (DAA). Learn how to eliminate traditional CMTS constraints, efficiently enhance your network performance and more.

Suggested Articles

Comcast is planning new data caps and video service price increases for its subscribers in 2021.

The Apple TV remote is an often reviled peripheral device. Universal Electronics has taken it upon itself to create a different option.

Charter said it’s building an IP video aggregation platform complete with new hardware.