The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has announced that the mission of its IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) will be expanded to include the standardised delivery of Internet-sourced content over an IPTV network. Until this time, the IIF has concentrated on delivery of a TV service over a managed IP network.
The IIF is a leading IPTV standardisation body, with more than 25 participating companies representing diverse IPTV-related interests. The IIF is unique in that it is both transport-technology and access-device agnostic. Materially, this means the IIF develops video-enabling data structures and standardised session flows that can navigate diverse networks, and be used on a variety of platforms.