|TV-Anytime Forum @ IBC 2003|
By the time of
IBC 2003 in September, the TVA content referencing and metadata specifications should have been ratified by
ETSI. It will be an even more significant time to demonstrate the implementation of the TVA specifications to show that they are real.
Ideally, we will be able to get close to an end-to-end TVA demonstration from content creation through consumption by a consumer.
The TVAF Board of Directors has accepted the offer of the Pro-MPEG Forum to participate in their Interoperability Centre at IBC 2003. As at IBC 2002, the Pro-MPEG Forum Interoperability Centre at IBC 2003 will be in a “meeting room” which is built on the floor of Hall 3 of the RAI convention center. The TVAF expects to have two demonstration units in the Interoperability Centre at IBC, as we did at NAB2003.
In order to allow participants in the TVAF demonstrations at IBC as much time as possible to prepare, we are starting the IBC planning process now. We will have phone conferences to plan for IBC beginning in late May and continuing into June to establish:
If your company:
please reply to this message no later than Friday, 16 May 2003 regarding the TVA functional capabilities that you ware willing and able to provide for inclusion in the TVAF demonstrations at IBC 2003. If you want to participate in IBC, but are not fully able to confirm commitment by May 16 of specific capabilities and resources, please reply with an indication of your current ideas regarding your participation in IBC and when you think you can finalize your commitment to participating.
Given our excellent showing and visibility at NAB 2003, the TVAF demonstrations should receive significant interest within the television broadcast community at IBC 2003.