The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has announced five new standards establishing IPTV's foundational framework – created by ATISâ€š IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF). The completion of these documents signals the conclusion of "Phase 1" of the IIF's three-phased Work Plan. Phase 1 completes the IIF's standardisation of linear television service (i.e. basic television) over an IP network.
Work has already begun on the IIF's Phase 2, which will enable interactive services, including on-demand applications and pay-per-view programming. The IIF’s Phase 3, targeted to commence in 2011, will focus on IPTV’s most demanding applications, such as multi-party video conferencing and next-generation gaming.