Chinese TV makers push for web TV standards

Along with nine major Chinese TV brands, the China Video Industry Association (CVIA) under The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) has filed applications for two industry standards for Web-enabled TV setsThe standards are drafted mainly by CVIA, China Digital Home Industry Association (CDHIA), and Chinese TV makers such as TCL, Skyworth, and Changhong.

Coded as SJCPZT0309 and SJCPZT0310, the two standards are named as the Web TV Application Technical Requirements and the Web TV User Certification management System Technical Requirements.

Hao Yabin, deputy secretary general at CVIA, says if everything goes smoothly the two standards will be put into effect next year, adding that the standards are not only for Web TV sets, but Web TV content too.