The details are featured in an 80-page document that has been released to coincide with the start of NAB in Las Vegas.
Madeleine Noland, Chair of the Guidelines Work group said: “Our Guidelines are regularly updated, and further technologies will be addressed. Also, as with the Phase A guidelines, we remain strongly focussed on backwards compatibility so that the introduction of new solutions doesn’t break what’s already in place. Phase B Guidelines will soon include end-to-end workflows for all distribution systems including OTA, MVPD and OTT, which is a hallmark of the Forum’s work”.
The launch follows an operator survey on the next phase of technologies conducted in the summer of 1997.