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Title : Digital TV Channel Changing Protocol
Author(s) : R. Hodges
Filename : draft-hodges-dtv-chanchange-00.txt
Pages : 13
Date : 14-Aug-01
Advances in video compression techniques and new technology for
delivering broadband services are making digital television (DTV)
services practical and marketable. One of the missing elements is a
flexible and open protocol for DTV clients to request desired
video/audio streams, or 'channel changing'.
This document describes a protocol that a client may use to change
DTV channels, and how servers may authenticate the client, authorize
the requested streams, perform viewership accounting, and form a
reply to inform the client on the status of the request.
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