OK - So maybe I was a little premature, since there are clearly standards emerging in IPTV with the Open IPTV Forum and the ITU-T work. BUT are the manufacturers still doing there own thing?
Now yes there are a number of underlying standards that are already in there as I mentioned in the previous post.
And the DVB and ETSI specs seem to be making progress to a architectural and in some cases Java Doc specification for the Multimedia Home Platform (MHP). Again the question is any of the manufacturers using these standards to provide interoperability between applications, platforms and services?