Broadband Delivery

DVB-IPTV (Internet Protocol Television)

Transport of MPEG-2 TS Based DVB Services over IP Based Networks


The present document is an updated release of ETSI TS 102 034 “Transport of MPEG-2 TS Based DVB Services over IP Based Networks”; it is referred to as DVB-IPTV phase 1.6 and provides extensions to the set of standardized specifications published by DVB for deployments of DVB services over bi-directional IP networks.

Specifically, it adds support for the following new features:

  • Dynamic Service Management (DSM) for enabling more effective usage of the limited access network bandwidth by smart selection of TV services at the appropriate bitrate
  • IPv6 technologies
  • DVB Companion Screens and Streams specification
  • BCGOffering extension to align with UK DTG D-Book 7 Part A v4.

As in previous releases of the present document, the DVB-IPTV phase 1.6 work is limited to DVB services encapsulated in MPEG-2 TS covering Live Media Broadcast services (i.e. TV or radio styles), Media Broadcast with Trick Modes, Content on Demand services (CoD) and Content Download Services (CDS). These specifications define the mechanisms required in order for a consumer to be able to buy a standard DVB Home Network End
Device (HNED), take it home, plug it into an IP network, choose and consume DVB services available over the IP network.

The interface to the HNED defined as IPI-1 in clause 4 represents the end-terminal interface for a DVB-IPTV service. This IPTV ecosystem can be extended with a home network content sharing model as defined in the DVB Home Network specification (DVB-HN) ETSI TS 102 905, which uses the DLNA Guidelines [i.4] as its foundation. Clause 4 describes the architectural framework defined for the present document and introduces a Home Network reference model.

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