The Open IPTV Forum enables and accelerates creation of a mass market for IPTV by defining and publishing free-of-charge, standards-based specifications for end-end IPTV services of the future.
End to end specifications are essential to an effective eco-system delivering an easy "plug and play" interoperability experience for the end consumer. The Open IPTV Forum is an essential organization independent from the technology behind the industry.
Founding members Samsung, Ericsson, Sony Corporation, France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Philips have since been joined by other leading industry stakeholders including:
Abox42, Accenture Global Services Limited, Alcatel-Lucent, BBC, BluFocus, Broadpeak, DCC Labs, Deutsch Telekom, D-Link, Digitsoft.tv, Digital TV Labs, Dolby, DTG Testing Limited, DTS, DotScreen, Espial, Fraunhofer, Huawei, Humax, HwaCom, IRT, ITRI, KDDI, Mistserver.org, Motorola Mobility, Mstar Semiconductor, Nagra, Opera Software, PCCW, Penki Kontinentai, Perpetual Solutions, RAI, Rovi, Rogers, SES, STC, Stingray Digital Group, Testronics, The Weather Network, 3 Screen Solutions, TNO, Toshiba, TP Vision, UXP Systems, Verimatrix, WMC Global, Zenterio, Zyxel.
The forum is fully open to participation across the communications and entertainment industries with members including network operators, content providers, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and home and network infrastructure providers.
As a collaborative industry body the OIPF has incorporated existing standards wherever possible - OIPF standards are also being adopted by complementary groups including HBBTV.
A forthcoming device certification and IOT program will see the OIPF logo appearing on numerous services and devices, aiding consumers, service providers and manufacturers as new technologies are delivered to retail, end user living rooms and across multiple mobile screens.