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Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA)
Develops and promotes File Interchange Formats, including the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)

Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
Develops voluntary standards for digital television

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BD+ Technologies LLC
Develops and promotes Blu-Ray Disc content protection technology

Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Develops and promotes standards, practices, research and events related to both print and digital publishing

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CoaXPress (CXP)
Develops and promotes a high speed serial communication standard over coaxial cable

Computer Graphics Metafile Open Consortium (CGM Open)
Develops and promotes interoperable standards for the exchange of graphical information

Connected Media Experience, Inc.
Develops and promotes a technical standard for enhanced digital media packages

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Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Develops and supports digital distribution of music and other digital content

Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF)
Promotes interactive digital television and multimedia services (Europe)

Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)
Develops and maintains standards for the digital television and data services industry

Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA)
Promotes digital watermarking solutions

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Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA)
Promoted the North American entertainment technology industry (North America) *Merged with the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) in 2010

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Promotes and represents the European broadcasting industry (Europe)

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HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses *Dissolved in 2003

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Develops and promotes standards for broadcast and broadband delivery through connected TVs and set-top boxes (Europe)

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International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Develops standards and promotes best practices for publishing and content-related processes

International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Promotes the development of electronic publishing

International DOI Foundation (IDF)
Develops and promotes registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers for use on digital networks

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)
Develops and maintains standards in the news industry

Interoperable PDK Libraries (IPL) Alliance
Develops and promotes an industry initiative to establishes an interoperable eco-system in custom design

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Mobile 500 Alliance
Develops partnerships to accelerate the nationwide availability of a commercial mobile digital television service (U.S.)

MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF)
Promoted the MPEG-4 standard *Merged with the Open IPTV Forum in 2012

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Open Content Alliance
Develops and maintains a permanent library of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material

Open Design Alliance
Develops and promotes the Teigha software platform

Open eBook Forum (OeBF)
Established specifications and standards for electronic publishing *Now the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

OpenRTB Mobile Committee
Promotes communication between mobile ad inventory buyers and sellers

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RVU Alliance
Develops specifications for RVU technology including a full-featured pixel accurate Remote User Interface (RUI)

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Serial Port Memory Technology (SPMT)
Develops and maintains the SPMT specification and promotes designing and manufacturing mobile devices, integrated circuits, and semiconductor IP

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Promotes the development of motion picture standards

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Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)
Developed and now maintains the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

The 4Ever Project
Promotes and engages in research regarding enhanced television viewing experience through HEVC and Ultra High Definition TV (France)

The Digital Media Project (DMP)
Promotes the continuing development, deployment and use of Digital Media

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage *Dissolved in 2005

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World DAB Forum
Promotes DAB Digital Radio

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