ITU creates new IPTV metadata standard

A new metadata standard has been produced by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to enable rights information to be shared across different IPTV platforms, enabling consumers to legally access content on different devices.

The standard stipulates user permissions for consuming, recording and modifying content, and means that in future consumers will not locked be into using hardware offered by a single service provider – provided that the standard has been adopted by their provider.

The rights information covered by the new standard includes rights- and security-related metadata, and is technically aligned with a standard produced by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) called ‘Multimedia home server systems – Rights information interoperability for IPTV’.

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