Joint Task Force Formed On Global Networked Media

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By Kelly Burke for Intellectual Property Watch

Three media standards bodies have formed a Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) to define a strategy to develop a packet-based network infrastructure for the professional media industry.

The JT-NM will bring together manufacturers, broadcasters, industry trade associations, and standards bodies. The standards bodies include: the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

“The task force’s primary objective is to ensure interoperability in packet-based systems (networking, equipment and software) for professional media,” according to an EBU press release.

To achieve its mission, the task force will adopt a three-phase approach. According to the release, the phases include: 1) Defining the business-driven use cases and requirements; 2) Defining the framework and reference architecture; and 3) Defining and coordinating tasks required to realize the output of phases 1 and 2.

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