ISMA Eyes Channel-Change Spec

10/31/2006 5:36 AM Eastern

The Internet Streaming Media Alliance said it has begun work on a new specification addressing instantaneous and reliable channel tune-in for IPTV services.

The group said fast channel change was identified as a vital quality-of-experience issue potentially affecting consumer adoption of IPTV at recent summits it has held, and it will continue to solicit industry input on the topic.

The ISMA added that nonmember companies are invited to participate in the development of the new channel-change specification as one-time auditors at its 23rd Member Forum, to be held Dec. 6-7 in Cupertino, Calif., at Apple Computer headquarters.

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