The Third W3C Web and TV Workshop

Workshop Overview

Following the success of its regional workshops in Tokyo, Japan and Berlin, Germany, the W3C will host a third workshop on Web and TV convergence in Hollywood, California on 19-20 September, 2011. In the previous two workshops, participants identified opportunities for convergence of Web and TV infrastructure and began identifying technical challenges. This third workshop will continue these efforts, with a particular focus on the needs of content creators and distributors. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to discuss and debate some of the initial requirements arising in the Web and TV Interest Group that began its work in February 2011. It is expected that starting this fall, these requirements will drive W3C Working Group activity, defining new standards for the Web.

The W3C invites submission of short presentations on Web & TV convergence, such as:

  • Home networking
  • Issues in delivering commercial video to web browsers
  • Web support in connected TVs
  • International TV standards and web standards convergence
  • User interface for Web & TV
  • Multiple screen scenario

In addition, W3C Members will present status on current activities, including:

  • HTML5
  • Web and TV Interest Group's Home Networking Task Force
  • Web and TV Interest Group's Media Pipeline Task Force
  • Update on other relevant W3C standards work

Although we anticipate significant participation from organizations in North America, all W3C Workshops are international and we encourage participation from relevant industries all over the world.


The workshop will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 19-20, 2011. The workshop program will run from 9 am to 5 pm on both days.

Note: There will be a meeting of the W3C Web & TV Interest Group the following two days, September 21-22. While the Workshop is open to non-W3C members, the Interest Group meeting is only open to W3C members.