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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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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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Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
Develops and promotes the DDI specification and associated tools, education, and outreach programs

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

Digital Display Working Group, The (DDWG)
Developed industry specifications based on the interface between digital displays and high performance PCs *Inactive since 2001

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

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)

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

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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 Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
Promotes the archiving of knowledge and information from the Internet for future generations everywhere

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

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

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

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Open Design Alliance
Develops and promotes the Teigha software platform

Open eBook Forum (OeBF)
Established specifications and standards for electronic publishing *Became the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), http://www.idpf.org/

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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)

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage

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Unified Display Interface (UDI)
Promoted the UDI digital video interface specification (based on Digital Visual Interface)

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World DAB Forum
Promotes DAB Digital Radio

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