TVA Maintenance Process

 

The maintenance of the TV-Anytime specification is taking place in the framework of the ETSI JTC BROADCAST committee. This follows the ETSI procedures, i.e. an open process with well defined perr reviews.

 

When does a maintenance phase start?

 

Implementers should inform ETSI or more directly Jean-Pierre Evain (evain@ebu.ch or metadata@ebu.ch) or there intention to propose changes. Thisb is sufficient to start a public maintenance phase during which others contributors will be invited to submit additional updates.

 

How often does it open?

 

A maintenance phase takes approximately 9 months. A maintenance phase has taken place every year since the publication was first published by ETSI.

 

Maintenance process in a nutshell

 

  • When a call for contribution is issued, the following steps are being defined:
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1/ Deadline for submission of proposed amendments  to Jean-Pierre Evain (evain@ebu.ch), using the submission form attached.

 

2/ Two months later, a summary of proposed amendments is released, and admendments are open for peer review on the TV-Anytime reflectors.

 

3/ One month later, amendments are approved/amended/rejected with results published on the TV-Anytime reflectors.

 

4/ Approved amendments lead to the submission of proposed Work Items by ETSI.

 

5/ Start of the ETSI process: submission of amendment according to Work Items, final editing, ETSI review and publication (up to 6 months)