IPTV Architecture Requirements
|Publication Date:||1 May 2006|
To define what should be encompassed in the overall architectural reference model, the Architecture Task Force has decided to focus on the following areas:
The services that qualify as IPTV services.
The functions necessary for content providers to provide content to the service providers.
The functions required by the Service Providers to offer the IPTV services.
The functions required by the Network Provider to deliver the IPTV services.
The functions in the home networking environment that are necessary for the consumer to receive the IPTV services, which also includes the ITF functions that are necessary to render the service.
The purpose of the IPTV Requirements document is to define, in broad terms, the scope of IPTV services and identify the high level requirements that will guide the development of architecture specifications over time. Considering the very broad set of issues that need to be addressed by the IPTV reference architecture, it will be necessary to further partition these issues into smaller work items, in order to achieve timely progress in the future work items.