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Interoperable Master Format User Group (IMF UG)

The HPA is pleased to announce the creation of a User Group for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), with the objective to provide an open forum for the community of end-users and implementers of the IMF family of standards.

The IMF UG will bring together content owners, service providers, retailers and equipment/software vendors to enhance and promote the use of IMF globally. The IMF UG will discuss technical operational issues that arise in practical implementation, conduct interoperability testing, develop best practices, and educate the industry on the use of IMF. In its initial UG meetings, IMF UG members will mutually agree upon specific goals and priorities, and establish timelines in which to accomplish these tasks.

The founding list of members as of 5/15/2017 includes:

Apple, Inc.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Home Box Office, Inc.
Netflix, Inc.
OWNZONES Media Network, Inc.
Public Broadcasting Service
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
The Walt Disney Studios, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox, Inc.
Vubiquity, Inc.
Warner Bros. Technical Operations, Inc.

A first meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 28 in the Los Angeles area. The objective is to have quarterly meetings, with two of the four meetings taking place in Europe. You can join by returning to Wendy Aylsworth the participation agreement found at the link below. Please contact Wendy Aylsworth for additional information.

Participation Agreement