Procedures and Forms

The SCTE standards program is operated according to procedures approved by the SCTE Board of Directors.

Download the SCTE•ISBE Standards Program operating procedures

Anyone inside or outside the SCTE standards program who wishes to submit an idea for a new project can have it considered by submitting their idea on a Project Authorization Request (PAR) form to the standards staff. Every submission will be considered by the Engineering Committee and, if accepted, assigned to an appropriate Subcommittee for development. 
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PAR forms are processed according to the Engineering Committee PAR Processing Procedure available here.

Any document submitted to an SCTE Subcommittee must be accompanied by a Rights Management form which allows the Subcommittee to conduct its business.

Download the Rights Management Form 

Anyone who believes that they have, or that others have, essential patent rights that are impacted by an SCTE standard should notify the SCTE standards staff as soon as possible. A Patent Declaration form is provided for your convenience. 

Download the Patent Declaration form 

Download other forms used in the SCTE Standards program.

Standards IPR page
Appeal form
SCTE•ISBE Standards and Operational Practices Template  

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    Claims of Conformance and Association

    SCTE does not test products for compliance with its standards, and does not authorize anyone else to do so. Claims by manufacturers of conformance represent the statements of those manufacturers and are in no way endorsed by SCTE. Statements by manufacturers that suggest such an endorsement are not allowed.

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    Intellectual Property Declaration


    The following Patent Statement and Licensing Form declarations and related materials have been received by SCTE:

         Patent Statement and Licensing Form

    General Declarations
         Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.
         Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. for its Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
         ARRIS Enterprises LLC
         Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

    ANSI/SCTE 20 Method for Carriage of Closed Captions and Non-Real Time Sampled Video

    ANSI/SCTE 41 (formerly DVS 301), POD Copy Protection System
         Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

    SCTE 90-1 (formerly CAPS 02-01) SCTE Applications Platform Part 1: OCAP 1.0 Profile (withdrawn)
         CableLabs Television Laboratories, Inc
         Open Cable IPR Policy
         Sun Java License Agreement with CableLabs
         Java License Agreement
         Time Warner Cable     
         LG Electronics         

    Data Over Cable Services Interface Specifications (“DOCSIS”) 
          License Agreement with Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

    ANSI/SCTE 131 HMS VoIP Test Management Information Base (MIB) Definition SCTE-HMS-VOIP-MIB
         Tollgrade Communications

    ANSI/SCTE 174 Radio Frequency over Glass Fiber-to-the-Home Specification