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I-D ACTION:draft-hodges-dtv-chanchange-00.txt

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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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