Open IPTV Forum

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Open IPTV Forum
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Abbreviation OIPF
Formation March 19, 2007; 10 years ago (2007-03-19)

The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) was a non-profit consortium and standards organization focused on defining and publishing open for end-to-end Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services.[1][2][3][4] It was later joined by several others.[5][6]

Since June 2014, OIPF has been part of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV association.


In March 2007 AT&T, Ericsson, Orange, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Telecom Italia formed the group.[1][7][8]

In September 2010 the consortium released the second version of their specification.[9]

The HbbTV standard, which has been adopted by many broadcasters across Europe, is based on the specifications created by the Open IPTV Forum.[10]

The OIPF and HbbTV announced a joint initiative for testing and certification in 2012.[2]

In June 2014, OIPF merged with HbbTV, a similar industry organisation for hybrid broadcast and broadband TV services formed in 2009, which worked closely with OIPF on browser and media specifications for network-connected televisions and set-top boxes. The two initiatives were combined under the HbbTV banner because the markets for IPTV, OTT and hybrid broadcast and broadband TV are converging.[11]


  1. ^ a b Cedervall, Mats; Horn, Uwe; Hu, Yunchao; Ivars, Ignacio Más; Näsström, Thomas (2007). "Open IPTV Forum – Toward an open IPTV standard" (Portable Document Format). Ericsson. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ray, Bill (10 September 2012). "Open IPTV joins HbbTV in connected telly love-in". The Register. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Mitra, Nilo (15 August 2011). "The Open IPTV Forum Status & Future Directions – An Overview" (Portable Document Format). World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Nate (20 March 2007). "Open IPTV Forum wants to set end-to-end IPTV standards". Ars Technica. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Lindquist, Jan (24 August 2010). "Open IPTV Forum (OIPF)" (Portable Document Format). World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) welcomes new members 3 Screen Solutions, Broadpeak, and Zenterio". 27 April 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Middleton, James (19 March 2007). "Open IPTV Forum formed". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Lane, Frederick (19 March 2007). "Telco Giants Found Open IPTV Forum". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "OIPF Publishes its Release 2 IPTV Specifications" (Press release). 7 Sep 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "OIPF commissions Digital TV Labs test suite". 5 December 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Open IPTV Forum and HbbTV Association Merge their Activities, PR Newswire, June 17, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2015

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