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FG IPTV-C-1035e.doc

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  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION FOCUS GROUP ON IPTV TELECOMMUNICATION FG IPTV-C-1035 STANDARDIZATION SECTOR STUDY PERIOD 2005-2008 English only WG(s): 6 7th FG IPTV meeting: Qawra, St Paul’s Bay, Malta, 11-18 December 2007 CONTRIBUTION Source: China Netcom Group Title: Proposal adding text to the clause 7 of FG IPTV-DOC-0163 1. Abstract On the last meeting held at Tokyo, Japan, 15-19 October 2007, there require more contributions for the “clause 7 service platform middleware” of the output document FG IPTV-DOC-0163. This contribution provide some text to “FG IPTV- DOC-0163 (Tokyo, Japan, 15-19 October 2007), Working Document: IPTV Middleware” in order to improve document’s integrality 2. Proposal It is proposed to add the following text into the “clause 7 service platform middleware” of output document FG IPTV-DOC-0163. Contact: Menghua Tao Tel: 86-10-66257679 China Netcom Group Fax: China Email:taomenghua@cnc-labs.com Contact: Hongqi Liu Tel: 86-10-66257686 China Netcom Group Fax: China Email:liuhongqi@cnc-labs.com Attention: This is a document submitted to the work of ITU-T and is intended for use by the participants to the activities of ITU-T's Focus Group on IPTV, and their respective staff and collaborators in their ITU-related work. It is made publicly available for information purposes but shall not be redistributed without the prior written consent of ITU. Copyright on this document is owned by the author, unless otherwise mentioned. This document is not an ITU-T Recommendation, an ITU publication, or part thereof.
  2. 2. -2- FG IPTV-C-1035 As presented by the “figure 1 IPTV middleware architecture” of working document FG IPTV DOC-0163, the service platform middleware includes the following Functions:  Content Delivery Functions  Service Control Functions  Management Functions  Content Provider Functions  Resource Management Functions 7.1 APIs definitions, descriptions and classification This chapter presents a classification of the components making this API. 7.1.1 Content Delivery Functions The content Delivery Functions is mainly responsible for facilitating delivery of content from the application functions to the end-user IPTV terminal using the capabilities of the network transport and control functions. It includes the following APIs: Content Management API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to manage and monitor the content location and segmentation.  Get information about the content (segment) network topology  Get information about the content (segment) locations according to the content identification and the location information  Gather information about media server status, such as resource utilization, resources status, and etc  Content and Metadata deleting  Manage the life-cycle of contents Content Injection API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to inject content to the IPTV system for content owners or content licensees  Transcode and proceed content format before content injections  Inject content to the IPTV system  Acquire and edit content metadata into the IPTV system Content Distribution API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to distribute and store content to media servers.  Distribute contents to the media servers according to operator’s rules  Copy and caches the content to the medias servers  Retrieve content from media servers
  3. 3. -3- FG IPTV-C-1035 Content Streaming API: IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to stream content from media server to IPTV terminals. The Media Service API of IPTV terminal middleware is the client of this service platform middleware API.  Media streaming management, such as media streaming session set up and control for VoD, multicast linear TV, unicast linear TV, and time shift.  Media trick mode management, such as play, stop, pause, and resume  Network PVR and storage management 7.1.2 Service Control Functions The service Control Functions is mainly responsible for providing the functions to request and release the network and service resources required to support the IPTV services. It includes the following APIs: Content Provider Management API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to manage content providers.  Content Provider profile management  Contract (agreement) management Service Management API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to manage IPTV service which is ordered by end users.  Service Profile Management  Service Package management  Service Pricing polices management End User Management API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to manage end users.  End users profile management  Service order management  DRM management  End user account management  Registration, authentication and authorization functions for the End-User Service Navigation API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to provide service navigation to end users. The Metadata API of IPTV terminal middleware is the client of this service platform middleware API.  Services management  Metadata delivery management  Channel/program management  Agent of authentication/authorization of user
  4. 4. -4- FG IPTV-C-1035  Provide service discovery information.  Provide service searching, inquirying  Provide Service Navigation Template 7.1.3 Management Functions The Management Functions is mainly responsible for overall system management, status monitoring and configuration. It includes the following APIs: Management API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible for overall system management, status monitoring and configuration. This API should interwork with other APIs, such as content delivery APIs, service control APIs, end-user APIs and content provider APIs.  Provide subscriber management function  IPTV Terminal Management  Software upgrade and download management  Provide content provider management function  Provide application management  Provide content Delivery Management  Charging information management 7.1.4 Content Provider Functions. Content provider Component is mainly responsible for the content owners or content licensees to sell content or content assets. Content provider API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible for the content owners or content licensees provide APIs to service providers or application providers.  Provide the sourcing of the content and metadata for the IPTV services  Provide pricing information for the content  DRM management  Contract (agreement) management 7.1.5 Resource Management Functions Resource Management API: an IPTV Service Platform Middleware API that is responsible to schedule network resource used by application and manages their status.  Status registration of resource usage by application  Allocation and scheduling of network resource to application  Resource release management __________________

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