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Kyoto Press Release


DMP launches P21-2, the digital media platform for the 2nd decade of the 21st century

Kyoto, JP, 23 January 2010 – The twenty-fifth General Assembly (GA25) of the international Digital Media Project (DMP), has successfully concluded its activities announcing the launch of the P21-2 project.

With P21-2 DMP takes the lead once again guiding the industry into a new world of mass deployment of interoperable end-to-end digital media value chains. P21-2, an industry-grade digital media platform, will be based on the emerging MPEG Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) standard, whose requirements support the basic DMP Open Media Marketplace functionality. Participants in the development of P21-2 will have access to the complete platform for use in commercial exploitation.

At GA25 DMP reviewed the MPEG AIT Call for Proposals and decided to offer its communication facilities and technical environment to those intending to respond to the Call. By doing this DMP wants to help respondents by making them aware of who plans to respond to which part of the AIT Call for Proposals and facilitate the drafting of proposals.

GA25 put also the final seal – so far – to the development of the Interoperable DRM Platform (IDP) by approving version 3.3 (IDP-3.3). DMP looks back with pride to its seminal IDP work started 6 years ago at the first DMP meeting. The IDP work has generated a range of ISO standards, provided the first example of an open and standards-based digital media platform covering DRM aspects, yielded Chillout®, a complete open source implementation of the IDP, and triggered the deployment of high-profile filed trials. The P21-2 project is planned to be an extension of Chillout covering more digital media platform aspects.

The next DMP General Assembly (GA26) will be held on 24-25 April 2010 in Dresden, DE. The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to kick off the P21-2 project in the form of an open workshop. Speakers are invited to share their experiences of similar industry-driven collaborative projects and present proposals on how to execute it technically and organisationally. The second day will mark the beginning of the actual P21-2 project work.

The Digital Media Project was chartered as a non-profit organisation on 1 December 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland, continuing the visionary work of the Digital Media Manifesto. Its mission is to promote the successful development, deployment, and use of digital media, while safeguarding the rights of creators and rights holders to exploit their works, the wishes of end users to enjoy fully the benefits of digital media, and the interests of value-chain players providing products and services.

The DMP Directors are: Marina Bosi (Stanford University, USA), Leonardo Chiariglione (SmartRM, USA), Touradj Ebrahimi (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), Marc Gauvin (Sociedad Digital de Autores y Editores, Spain), Jinwoo Hong (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea) and Tiejun Huang (Peking University, China).



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Further inquiries, please contact:

Leonardo Chiariglione
President, Digital Media Project
Phone: +39 011 935 04 61