Joint Task Force on Professional Networked Streamed Media (JT-NM)

The Joint Task Force on Professional Networked Streamed Media (JT-NM) is sponsored by:

  • The European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  • The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
  • The Video Services Forum (VSF)

The Mission Statement of the Task Force is

In an open, participatory environment, help to drive development of a packet-based network infrastructure for the professional media industry by bringing together manufacturers, broadcasters and industry organizations (standards bodies and trade associations) with the objective to create, store, transfer and stream professional media. 

JT-NM (with some 250 members) compiled a list of user requirements, and issued a Request for Technology. 27 companies responded with technology proposals.

A team from JT-NM analyzed the responses and compared the proposed technologies with the user requirements.  This resulted in a Gap Analysis Report that is available for download.

Click here for the report (revised version upoaded 2013-12-23)

Early in the New Year the sponsors of the Task Force (EBU, SMPTE and VSF) will consider next steps, and seek proposals for ongoing work.