ISMA Tackles Fast Channel Change
Companies that are not currently members of ISMA are invited to participate in the development of the new channel change specification as one-time auditors at the ISMA 23rd Member Forum, to be held Dec. 6 and 7 in Cupertino, Calif., at Apple Computer. Internet Streaming Media Alliance members at the participant level can contribute to the ongoing work prior to the forum through the Alliance's technical committee. The working draft, "Fast Channel Changing in RTP," is now available for free download at the Alliance's Web site, www.ISMA.tv.
"There is a general myth in the industry that RTP channel change is slow and erratic in principle," said Nikolaus Farber of Fraunhofer IIS and the ISMA technical chair. "But with the correct deployment, RTP is one of the most stable and effective technologies for IPTV, including fast and accurate channel tune-in," he said.
Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA)