Web & TV IG

Launched in February 2011, the Web and TV Interest Group is to provide a forum for Web and TV technical discussions, to review existing work, as well as the relationship between services on the Web and TV services, and to identify requirements and potential solutions to ensure that the Web will function well with TV.

The Web and TV Interest Group's scope covers Web-based media distribution which is currently done by media services over a variety of distribution channels (IP, satellite and terrestrial broadcasting, cable, telecomm, etc.) to a variety of devices (TV-sets, phones, tablets, PCs, game machines, etc.).

The tasks that the Interest Group will undertake include:

  • Identification of requirements for tighter support of media-centric applications on the Web Platform
  • Identification of gaps in the Web Platform that do not allow the identified requirements to be met
  • Review of deliverables under development by other W3C groups that are relevant to the IG scope and report bugs as appropriate
  • Liaison with other organizations in the media industry to promote adherence to W3C standards within global media specifications.


In general, technical development of standards is not in scope for the Interest Group.

The Group will consider the security, privacy and accessibility implications of its use cases and requirements, and seek appropriate review.

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