Digital Video Over IP: Definitions


Bridge Component: OSI layer 2 connecting component, that connects two or more link layer components, not necessarily using different technologies
NOTE: A bridge is usually called either a hub or a (layer 2) switch, where a hub typically forwards all the data coming in on one of the ports to all the other ports and a switch provides some additional functionality such as forwarding packets only to a specific port.

CDS HNED storage: storage on the HNED dedicated to CDSs of a single service provider

Component: specific set of functionalities
NOTE: It can offer this functionality to other components in the same device.

Connecting Component: component which is used to connect link layer components with each other

Content Download Service (CDS): service that provides download delivery of content items to the local storage of the HNED
NOTE: The consumption is independent of the delivery.

Content Item: an editorially coherent grouping of one or more audiovisual or generic data files which are intended to be consumed in conjunction with each other

Content Provider: entity that owns or is licensed to sell content or content assets

Content on Demand (CoD): program provided at the request of the end user for direct consumption (real-time streaming)

Content Service Provider (CSP): entity which acquires/licenses content from Content Providers and packages this into a service

Delivery Network (DN): network connecting the Delivery Network Gateway (DNG) and service providers

Delivery Network Gateway (DNG): device that is connected to one or multiple delivery networks and one or multiple home network segments

Destination Transport address: combination of the IP destination address and destination UDP port

Download Session Description: collection of parameters that describe how a content item can be downloaded within a download session using the DVB-IPTV CDS

DVB-IPTV service: one or more programmes under the control of a service provider delivered over IP. The programmes can be made available either as part of a schedule or on demand and either for direct consumption (Live Media Broadcast or Content on Demand Services) or for local storage (CDSs)

DVB CoD RET server: interacts with the RET clients by responding to RET requests with RET packets

DVB LMB RET server: interacts with RET clients, mainly by responding to RET requests with RET packets

DVB RET client: part of the HNED that makes use of the RET protocol to request and receive RET packets from a DVB (CoD/LMB) RET server when it detects packet loss

Event: grouping of elementary broadcast data streams with a defined start and end time belonging to a common service

Gateway Component: connecting component that connects two or more link layer components of typically different technologies together (it can function at OSI layers 4 through 7)

Home Network End Device (HNED): device that is connected to a home network and which typically terminates the IP based information flow (sender or receiver side)

Home Network Segment (HNS): consists of a single link layer technology and provides a layer 2 connection between home network end devices and/or connecting components

Internet Service Provider (ISP): party offering an Internet access service to the end-user

Iink layer component: OSI layer 2 component consisting of link layer technology and which is used to provide connectivity between devices

MPEG-2: Refers to ISO/IEC 13818-1 [52]
NOTE: Systems coding is defined in ISO/IEC 13818- 1 [52]. The real time interface specification is defined in ISO/IEC 13818- 9 [53].

Original RTP session: RTP session where the RTP packets are original packets (not retransmitted)

Package:collection of DVB services marketed as a single entity

Program: collection of program elements
NOTE: Program elements may be elementary streams. Program elements need not have any defined time base; those that do, have a common time base and are intended for synchronized presentation. Taken from ISO/IEC 13818-1 [52].

Pull download service: Content Download initiated by the user

Push download service: Content Download initiated by the service provider without explicit request by the user

RET-enabled HNED: HNED that has a DVB RET client

RET-enabled CoD/LMB: CoD/LMB service where RET-enabled HNED can make use of DVB RET protocols for packet loss repair

Router component: OSI layer 3 connecting component which connects two or more link layer components to each other, not necessarily of the same type
NOTE: A router is able to select among multiple paths to route packets through the network based on a destination address available in the packet. The only OSI layer 3 type considered is IP.

RTP session: as defined in clause 3 of RFC 3550 [21]

Service Provider (SP): entity providing a service to the end-user
NOTE: See clause 4 on architecture. In the context of the present document, SP will mean a Service Provider providing DVB-IPTV services.

Session multiplexing: scheme by which the original stream and the retransmission stream are sent in different RTP sessions

Source transport address: combination of the IP source address and source UDP port

SP offering: set of streams or services a Service Provider proposes to the end-user

SSRC multiplexing: scheme by which the original stream and the retransmission stream are sent in the same RTP session with different SSRC values

Transport stream: data structure defined in ISO/IEC 13818-1 [52]

TS Full SI: transport stream with embedded service information as defined by DVB in EN 300 468 [1] with the exception of the network information table NIT
NOTE: This table may be omitted as it has no meaning in the context of IP services.

TS - Optional SI: transport stream with MPEG PSI (PAT and PMT tables) as defined in ISO/IEC 13818-1 [52], all other MPEG-2 and DVB tables are optional

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