Open standards offer a number of advantages for both the industry and the consumer, increasing consumer choice and reducing vendor lock-in for device manufacturers and operators. ANT has for many years, demonstrated a strong commitment to open standards, and is an active member of both Web standards activities and relevant TV-related standards activities. These activities include:
W3C – ANT is active in several ongoing activities as part of the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, including HTML 5. ANT is also involved in the W3C Device APIs and Policy Working Group and the WebApps working group.
Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) – ANT has been major contributor to the Declarative Application Environment specification over the last two years, and is editor of release 2 of that specification. ANT representatives have also participated in the Metadata working group. ANT CTO, David Fell is vice-chair of the Marketing group.
Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband TV (HbbTV) – ANT is a founder member of the HbbTV initiative, and is both a member of the steering group and a major contributor to the technical, testing, and marketing groups.
DVB – ANT is a participant in the Middleware for Interactive Services technical working group (TM-MIS). An ANT representative was editor of the ETSI TS 102 809 specification (Signalling and Carriage of Interactive Applications and Services in Hybrid Broadcast/Broadband Environments, formerly DVB Blue Book A137).
ETSI – ANT participates in the JTC Broadcast technical committee. HbbTV was ratified through this technical committee, which is also responsible for ratifying the DVB specifications.
UK Digital TV Group (DTG) – ANT is an active participant in the Connected TV project, with involvement in the architecture, presentation technologies, and metadata working groups.