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CONTENTS
1 Introduction of PTCL ..............................................................1-1

1.1 About PTCL....................................................................................1-2

1.2 Vision..............................................................................................1-2

1.3 Mission...........................................................................................1-3

1.4 Core Values....................................................................................1-3

1.5 Company Profile.............................................................................1-3

1.6 History.............................................................................................1-

1.7 Etisalat & PTCL .............................................................................1-6

1.8 Corporate & Commercial Initiatives................................................1-7

1.9 PTCL Smart TV..............................................................................1-9

2 An Introduction to IPTV ..........................................................2-1

2.1 An Introduction to IPTV..................................................................2-2

2.2 Television is changing....................................................................2-2

2.3 History of IPTV...............................................................................2-3

2.4 IPTV Regulation.............................................................................2-6

2.5 Definition.........................................................................................2-6

2.6 Markets...........................................................................................2-7

2.7 IPTV and Internet TV…..................................................................2-8


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2.8 How it works.................................................................................2-10

2.9 Time for Triple Play......................................................................2-13

2.10 Protocols.....................................................................................2-14

2.11 Advantages…….........................................................................2-16

2.12 Limitations……………………………..........................................2-19

2.13 Vendors......................................................................................2-21

3 Solution Overview ...................................................................3-1

3.1 Introduction.....................................................................................3-2

3.2 Introduction to Services .................................................................3-2

3.2.1 TV Services......................................................................3-3

3.2.2 Communications Services ...............................................3-5

3.2.3 VASs ................................................................................3-5

3.3 System Components......................................................................3-5

3.4 Network Architecture .....................................................................3-7

3.5 Solution Features.........................................................................3-14

4 Solution Architecture ..............................................................4-1

4.1 Introduction.....................................................................................4-2

4.2 Headend ........................................................................................4-2

4.2.1 System Structure .............................................................4-2

4.2.2 Main Functions ..............................................................4-13

4.2.3 System Features ...........................................................4-14

4.3 MEM ............................................................................................4-16

4.3.1 System Structure ...........................................................4-16


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4.3.2 External Interfaces .........................................................4-20

4.3.3 Main Functions ..............................................................4-21

4.3.4 System Features ...........................................................4-26

4.4 CAS..............................................................................................4-27

4.4.1 System Structure ...........................................................4-27

4.4.2 External Interfaces .........................................................4-30

4.5 MDN ............................................................................................4-32

4.5.1 System Structure ...........................................................4-32

4.5.2 External Interfaces .........................................................4-35

4.5.3 Main Functions ..............................................................4-37

4.5.4 System Features ...........................................................4-39

4.6 STB ..............................................................................................4-41

4.6.1 System Structure ...........................................................4-41

4.6.2 External Interfaces .........................................................4-46

4.6.3 Main Functions ..............................................................4-47

5 Implementation of Technical Schemes..................................5-1

5.1 STB Access ...................................................................................5-2

5.1.1 STB Access to the IPTV Network.....................................5-2

5.1.2 STB Access to the IPTV System......................................5-3

5.2 Request Routing.............................................................................5-6

5.2.1 Routing EPG Requests....................................................5-6

5.2.2 Routing Content Requests...............................................5-7

5.3 Service Charging..........................................................................5-11

5.4 Content Distribution......................................................................5-12


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5.4.1 Push...............................................................................5-13

5.4.2 Pull .................................................................................5-15

5.5 Content Protection........................................................................5-17

5.5.1 Scrambling Programs on a BTV Channel .....................5-18

5.5.2 Descrambling Programs on a BTV Channel .................5-19

5.5.3 Scrambling a VOD Program ..........................................5-21

5.5.4 Descrambling a VOD Program ......................................5-23

5.6 Network Management .................................................................5-25

6 Networking Application...........................................................6-1

6.1 Introduction.....................................................................................6-2

6.2 Two-Layer Networking....................................................................6-

6.3 Three-Layer Networking.................................................................6-8

7 Typical Service Management and Application......................7-1

7.1 Publishing Programs .....................................................................7-2

7.1.1 BTV Program....................................................................7-2

7.1.2 TSTV Program .................................................................7-4

7.1.3 TVOD Program ................................................................7-5

7.1.4 VOD Program ..................................................................7-6

7.1.5 NVOD Program ...............................................................7-8

7.2 Subscribing To a Program ...........................................................7-11

7.2.1 Subscribing To a Program Online .................................7-11

7.2.2 Subscribing To a Program Offline..................................7-13


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7.3 Accessing Programs ....................................................................7-

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7.3.1 BTV Program..................................................................7-14

7.3.2 TSTV Program ...............................................................7-16

7.3.3 VOD Program ................................................................7-18

7.3.4 TVOD Program ..............................................................7-19

7.3.4 TVOD Program ..............................................................7-20

7.4 Upgrading the STB Online...........................................................7-20

8 Technical Specifications and Standards...............................8-1

8.1 Technical Specifications ................................................................8-2

8.1.1 Overall Technical Specifications......................................8-2

8.1.2 MEM.................................................................................8-3

8.1.3 MDN..................................................................................8-

8.1.4 STB ..................................................................................8-4

8.2 Compliant Standards and Specifications .......................................8-

8.2.1 International Standards ...................................................8-5

8.2.2 Industrial Standards and Specifications ..........................8-7

8.2.3 Standards for Safety and Environment Protection ..........8-8

Glossary of Terms......................................................................G-
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References..................................................................................R-1