IPTV Design Document The Pearl Qatar

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Name Andre Mendes Karel Debrouwere Kashif Rashid Jim White Marco Bonomi Robert Giacomuzzi Simone Arvigo Venkataramanaiah R Silju Pillai Srihari Moningi Jeby Mathew Philip Organization Widevine Scientific Atlanta Cisco Systems Scientific Atlanta IP STB’s Minerva Networks Cisco/Scientific Atlanta Media Power SeaChange Mannai Mannai Mannai Mannai Email Address amendes@widewine.com karel.debrouwere@sciatl.com krashid@cisco.com Jim.white@sciatl.com marcob@minervanetworks.com giacomr@cisco.com simone.arvigo@seachange.com venkat@mannai.com.qa Silju.pillai@mannai.com.qa Srihari.ramana@mannai.com.qa Jeby.mathew@mannai.com.qa


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 2. Objective of this Project ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 3. Scope of Work (SoW) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
3.1 IPTV Logical Design -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6

4. Scientific Atlanta ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7
4.1 IPTV Head-End System Description------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7 4.1.1 Sequential traffic flow from QSPK to IP Stream------------------------------------------------------ 7 4.1.2 Satellite Dish Farm and L band Signal Distribution system. --------------------------------------- 8 4.1.3 IPTV Head end System. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 4.2 System Description ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 4.2.1 MPEG2 Encoder- Model D9022. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 14 4.3 MPEG2 vs. MPEG4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 4.4 Major Assumptions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 4.4.1 Headend Topology solution------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 18 4.4.2 Scenarios ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 4.5 Set Top Box Basic Information ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21 4.6 Network Management -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22

5. Minnerwa Networks ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
5.1 Services and Architecture overview ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 5.2 Technologies implemented and main components -------------------------------------------------- 26 5.2.1 Oracle DB 10g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 5.2.2 Oracle Application Server 10g------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 5.2.3 Linux ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 27 5.2.4 Java ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 5.2.5 Swift MQ JMS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 5.2.6 Swing ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 5.3 The Database Server ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 5.4 The BackOffice Server --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 5.5 The Application Server--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 32 5.6 The Boot Server ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 32 5.7 Servers and Platforms --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33


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6. Widevine Technologies ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 34
6.1 Widevine Cypher: A Comprehensive Security Solution---------------------------------------------- 34 6.2 Conditional Access and Digital Rights Management ------------------------------------------------- 35 6.3 Renewable Security ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 36 6.4 Protection for Untrusted Platforms ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 6.5 Application-Level Encryption------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 37 6.6 Widevine Cypher Overview -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 38 6.6.1 Widevine Cypher Certificate Authority --------------------------------------------------------------- 39 6.6.2 Widevine Cypher Broadcast ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40

7. SeaChange ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 44
7.1 Axiom Core Functions---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45 7.2 VOD architecture: Axiom command centre and the VOD servers -------------------------------- 48 7.3 Features --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 51

8. Networking Part of IPTV ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 53 9. Booting Process --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 57 10. References --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 58


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1. Introduction
The purpose of this document is to provide a detailed design about the IPTV implementation in Pearl Qatar Island, integrated with five various vendor components, namely, Cisco, Scientific Atlanta, Minerva, Widevine, and SeaChange with a proven ecosystem

2. Objective of this Project
The objective of this project is to design and implement an Ethernet to the Home/Business (ETTx) access network to the PEARL Residential/Business customers. The main criteria is to have a converged IP network where the network shall be able to support multiple services such as Internet, VoIP, IPTV etc, on a single connection.

3. Scope of Work (SoW)
This document defines the Detailed Design of the IPTV solution provided to “The Pearl Qatar Project”. IPTV Solution is integrated with four different IPTV vendor components: 1. Scientific Atlanta, 2. Minerva Networks, 3. Widevine, and 4. SeaChange

1. Scientific Atlanta deals with the Head End System and IP STB 2. Minerva Networks deals with the Middleware 3. Widevine deals with Content Security (CAS) 4. SeaChange deals with Video on Demand (VoD)

This document details only the IPTV solution design. The design details that shall support the IPTV solution will be provided in the Data Center and WAN Services Module Detailed design document. The Network requirements for the IPTV solution are gathered and documented in TPQ-GP55-DOC-0119 and hence is not discussed as well in this document.


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As per this diagram.7 6 .3. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.1 IPTV Logical Design Logical Diagram A proven/tested ecosystem has been considered and built for the Pearl IPTV network. The logical diagram for IPTV network is shown above. the IPTV Network is segregated into separate VLANs and discussed in the Networking Part of IPTV.

5. Again output of some IRD’s goes to Transport Stream Descrambler to descramble the scrambled channels and send to DCMs.4.1. 4. And the ASI out of these is fed to DCM’s.1 IPTV Head-End System Description 4. 4. 3.2. Receives L-band QPSK signal from Satellite using the Dishes installed at the dish farm. DCM will further process the selected channel from the transponder to IP format (MPEG2 transport) and send it to the distribution network. The DCM will process those selected channel from the pay channel decoder fed through MPEG2 encoder to IP format and send it to the distribution network. which is inserted in it. DCM will process the selected channel from the transponder to IP format and send it to the distribution network 4.1 Composite Video & analog audio signals from Pay Channel Decoders goes to MPEG2 Encoder (D9022).7 7 .1 4. LNB’s connected to the dishes will convert these QSPK signal to IF and send to Amplifiers for boosting the signal before splitting it and sending to multiple devices.1. Pay Channel decoder gets IF signal and is tuned to one channel according to the smart card subscription from the channel provider.1 Sequential traffic flow from QSPK to IP Stream 1.2 TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.2 4. IF splitters will split these signals to multiple IF feeds to feed IRD's. 2.1 5. The IRD will tune a particular transponder and pulls out the contents in ASI format. and to Pay channel decoders using IF splitters and L-band test point. Scientific Atlanta 4. 5.1 The ASI output from IRD goes to ASI splitter and further fed to main DCM and redundant DCM.

and the signal needs to be passed indoors via cables. As Microwave satellite signals do not easily pass through walls. for low-noise block. The Satellite dish farm consists of 6 dishes and will be located on the Roof top of the BDC (Back up Data Centre). The equipment rack is provided with “Test Point” for all the feeds. roofs or even glass windows. we propose two 42 U standard racks. Arab Sat-26 ° East Nile Sat 7 ° W. Three satellite dishes will receive and distribute L-Band signals and for redundancy three more dishes shall serve as backup. as well as TV monitor and DTH receiver to monitor the live programs from each feed.7 8 . frequency ranging from 950Mhz to 2150 Mhz).F. 2.The system consists of mainly 2 sections 1. distribution systems. The L-band feed from satellite Dish/LNB are fed to the Coaxial patch panel installed in the standard rack located in BDC building data centre room. 4. Quattro universal LNB: A Quattro LNB has four fixed outputs and is used only in "head end" I. Horizontal Polarization Low Band.2 Satellite Dish Farm and L band Signal Distribution system. amplify and convert them to similar signals carried at a much lower frequency (called intermediate frequency or IF . To provide 200 L-Band feeds to IPTV head end (12 Main feed + 12 Redundant feed) in the data centre room. LNB: A low-noise block converter (LNB. for lownoise converter) The LNB is usually fixed on the satellite dish. The four outputs of the LNB are as follows.1. satellite antennas are normally installed outdoors. Satellite dish farm and 200 L Band signal feed for IPTV Head End system IPTV Head End system. Following are the Satellites that are considered: • • • Hot Bird-13° East. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. The job of the LNB is to take a wide block (or band) of relatively high frequencies (Lband). or sometimes LNC.

CABLES: Coaxial cable (or "coax") is the most common cable used for transmitting IF signals. These virgin signals are further splits and distributed to IRD and to Pay Channel decoders. These lower frequencies travel through cables with much less attenuation of the signal to provide best quality picture. with the help of appropriate IF splitters. The outer conductor/shield is encased in a PVC jacket.These losses are compensated by an IF amplifier. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Vertical Polarization High Band. The name "coaxial" refers to the common axis of the two conductors. A coaxial cable has a solid copper or copper-clad-steel centre conductor surrounded by a nonconductive dielectric insulating material. filters the block of frequencies in which the satellite TV signals are transmitted. However. The dielectric is surrounded by foil shield/s and/or copper braid/s which form the outer conductor and also shield against electromagnetic interference (EMI). The extent of the loss will depend on the quality of the cable. The L-band feed from satellite Dish/LNB ranging from 950 MHz to 2150 MHz with an input signal level of -25dBm to -65dBm is fed to the coaxial patch panel. The required amount is 200 L-band signal feed carrying different polarizations as per the required channel mapping.7 9 . all coax cable will lose more signals at higher frequencies (2150 MHz+) than at lower frequencies (950 MHz). All types of coax cables will lose signals. Vertical Polarization Low Band. Their differing electrical and physical characteristics make it important to select the correct type of cable to suit the application. and converts the block of frequencies to a lower frequency range in the L-band range.Horizontal Polarization High Band. The LNB amplifies the relatively weak signals. Most coaxial cables for video applications have a nominal impedance of 75 ohms.

To overcome these losses an IF amplifier is used. Arabsat and Hotbird) Multi switch: This makes possible to select one satellite and transponder from different dishes through one cable. you drastically decrease the signal's strength logic dictates that splitting this signal in two with a "passive" device will result in two signals that each have-at most--half of the original signal's strength.) to ensure the availability of IF signal always in case of failure from main dish feed.A splitter is a small device that has one input (the 75 ohm load) and 2 or more outputs.Boost the IF signal to get more mileage and compensate for the cable loss in the distribution system. This is done via a multiswitch distribution system.IF splitters:. while maintaining the 75 ohm impedance. 6way and 8 ways. DiSEqC (Digital Satellite Equipment Control) pronounced "Die-Sec" is a special communication protocol for use between a satellite receiver and a device such as a multi-dish switch or a small dish antenna rotor. Arab Sat-26 ° East & Nile Sat 7 ° W. IF amplifier: . such as 2 ways. A LCD monitors and a FTA satellite receiver (Free to Air) is provided and is connected through a multi switch to monitor the programs from each satellite feed. all the 12 IF feed for Nilesat. Essentially they are transformers that split the power in the input signal to multiple outputs. A DiSEqC switch is a device which TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. This design ensures the availability of IF signal (950 MHz – 2150 MHz) with relevant signal level that ranges from -25dBm to -65dBm. makes possible to determine/ measure the signal level without interrupting the signal fed to the IRD’s and pay channel decoders. (I. all these types of splitters as to attain the 200 no’s of IF signals.7 10 . However. 3ways. Every time you split an IF signal with a splitter. This is used to compensate for signal loss when the IF signal is split into a number of IF signals (200 no’s) by passive splitting. these dishes are tracked and tuned for the same 3 satellites (Hot Bird-13° East. one set of main and another set is redundant amplifier. The equipment rack is provided with “Test Point” for all the feeds. In TPQ. Three dishes are designed for redundant use. Each ports driving a separate 75ohm load.e. 4 ways. a set of two SAT 900 (IF amplifier)..

providing DCM redundancy. 4.1. carrying different polarizations as per the required channel mapping.3 IPTV Head end System. and second rack will be equipped with all passive and active equipments for distributing the L-band signals.enables you to connect multiple LNB’s to a satellite receiver. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. here this is used as we have 3 dishes. All the testing points and monitoring equipments will be in one rack. Solution is based on MPEG-2 technology platform. The system currently comprises four parts: Acquisition Encoding Multiplexing Monitoring Acquisition In the Acquisition.7 11 . we will be using the D9850 program receivers together with the Indus Stream Descramblers for the scrambled channels. A centralized MPEG-2 head end is installed in single geographical location (BDC building). MPEG-2 FTA Channels (Free to Air) Satellite program is received and decoded by scientific Atlanta’s D9850 FTA and power key transport-stream QPSK satellite receiver and fed directly to Scientific Atlanta’s DCM’s ASI board.

Monitoring TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Each descrambler board carries 2 CAM slots that can be used in cascade for multiple descrambling capabilities of the same transport stream. Since the output of the Decoder is audio video baseband (Composite video and analog audio). These Encoders can be also be used for the advertisement insertion (in-house channels) and displayed as a TV Channel. these signals need to be re-encoded and converted to MPEG-2 single transport stream. which will be fed to the Aggregation switch in the network. There will be a total of 14 DCM’s. To ensure redundancy.7 12 .MPEG-2 Scrambled Channels Satellite program is received and decoded by Scientific Atlanta’s D9850 FTA and Power key transport-stream QPSK satellite receiver and fed to scientific Atlanta’s INDUS MKII transport-stream descrambler. These are further fed to the DCM. ensuring maximum availability for the system. we will have the Digital Content Manager which receives the ASI input from the D9850s/D9022s and the Output for the DCMs will be Gigabit. Encoding Satellite program will be received and decoded by the Service providers’ proprietary satellite decoder (Pay channel Decoders to be decided & procured by the operator). which will be used in the project with 7 as main DCM’s and 7 as back up. the DCM’s will be connected in 1+1 configuration. Multiplexing In Multiplexing part. The descrambled (Clear) stream will be fed to Scientific Atlanta’s DCM’s ASI board. The source media is to be decided and procured by the operator. taking into consideration that the source media output should be Audio Video Baseband (Composite video and analog audio). This task will be performed by Scientific Atlanta’s D9022 MPEG-2 Encoder.

These 200 streams have been calculated as follows: • Out of the 100 D9850s in total. which will further be going to the DCM. For these 30 Encrypted streams as we will have 1+1 output for every stream so no ASI splitting is required and we will have 30x2 ASI streams into the DCM. interfacing will be done with the 10/100 Base-T IP network and all the systems will be further connected to the monitoring server with the help of the Ethernet cables. one will be connected to the main DCM and the other will be connected to the secondary DCM. • The D9022s which will be used for the digital encoding will be having a 1+1 output at each output. we will be having 200 ASI outputs. we will be using the Copernicus MKIV server together with the ROSA system software. As the INDUS has 2 outputs per card so both these outputs can be used for connecting to the main and redundant DCMs. So. The same scheme will be used for the redundant DCM’s also. At the Acquisition phase. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. For the complete system monitoring.For monitoring. This will give as 100x2 ASI streams at the input of the DCM. which will be providing us with 70x2 ASI streams. The output from these D9850s will be connected directly to the DCM and there will be no interfacing equipment in between. Main DCM 1-6 will be having 30 ASI inputs and the DCM 7 will be having only 20 ASI inputs. These 200 ASI outputs will be in 1+1 configuration. The Acquisition/Encoding network will receive the input from the L-Band splitting network for the satellite signal. we will be using 70 ASI splitters.7 13 . • The output for the remaining 30 D9850s will be going into the Galaxy System rack containing the Indus MKII Descrambler Cards. This will provide fall-back procedure for the DCM in case of any downtime on the primary/backup DCMs. As every D9850 has only one ASI out and our requirement is to connect the ASI inputs to both the primary and redundant DCM. 70 D9850s Receivers are used for the Free to Air channels. The output from the ASI splitters will be connected to both the main and Backup DCM. All the 14 DCM’s receive the 200x2 ASI input.

an on-board web browser. Encoding MPEG-2 video and audio processing. and open communication protocol (SNMP). MDI. Having 0. G. 1 Ru. Contact closure alarm outputs.2. BNC connector with aspect ratio of 4:3. Analog and digital AES-3id audio inputs.600Ω or ≥20 kΩ balanced impedance.5 to 2 Vpp nominal input level. Adaptive comb-based composite video encoder. BNC and terminal block connector. stackable. Specifications: Standard Composite input for video systems PAL (B.2 Program Receiver .7 14 .5 Mbit/s for 4:2:0 DVB-ASI output. 4. Two IPTS output in eight-pin RJ-45.5 to 15 Mbps.Model D9850 TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.2 System Description 4.1 MPEG2 Encoder. Features: Web-based GUI and SNMP management interface for interfacing to third-party management systems to control the encoder. Has 75Ω output impedance. Has an encoding rate of 0. 0.Model D9022. Power consumption of ≤45W fully equipped at the voltage range of 100V to 120V AC or 200V to 240V AC ±10%. Control of the encoder is supported via the front panel interface. Refer TPQ-ITV-GP55-DWG-0001 drawing for more details. and K) and 75Ω unbalanced impedance. I. Low power consumption. Two transport outputs and also used BNC connector. D. Description: Designed to deliver high quality MPEG-2 video and supports ASI output. 4.2. Two audio stereo channels as either analog or digital audio output. 16:9. Two stereo pairs or four mono number of channels.The detailed connectivity for all the HE components will further be given in the Rack Layout and System Cabling diagrams.5 to 1. Single-ended 75Ω impedance. H.

4 kb/s data outputs. 16:9 and 14:9) and Active Format Descriptor (AFD) control. ( recompression to lower bit rates. 2/3. The unit can be configured with up to 4 I/O cards. The DCM supports up to 8Gbps of input and output capability. 4. Power consumption of 50Wmax and voltage range of 100V to 240V AC. Specifications: TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. The DCM comes in a compact 2RU chassis with hot swappable and redundant power supplies.7 15 .0 to 45Msymbols/s.10 Gbps internal processing throughput with 8 Gbps of I/O capability.Description: The PowerVu® Model D9850 receiver is designed for satellite content distribution applications requiring 4:2:0 video decoding. Variable Field Error Correction (FEC) (1/2. RS-232 asynchronous data at rates up to 38.Transrating of single SD ( Standard Digital ) and HD ( High Definition ) programs. having 3available card slots and 1 card slot dedicated for IPTV ).3 Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900 Description: A compact MPEG processing platform capable of supporting extremely high numbers of video stream processing. Features: Interface up to 40 ASI interfaces ports ( 30 ASI ports per ASI I/O card.2. With Aspect ratio conversion (4:3. Specifications: MPEG-2/ DVB Compatible system with Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) De-modulation process. Tuner frequency range 950MHz up to 2150MHz using C-band and KU-band satellites frequencies. Input impedance of 75Ω and symbol rate range of 1. 5/6 OR 7/8).Re-multiplexing of services and content routing from any input to any output port. Features: This has four L-band inputs and PowerVU conditional access. with each card having either 10 ASI ports or 4 Gbe ports. 3/4.

The power supply can be either single or dual power supply with a free choice of AC and DC.5 Modular Rack System-Galaxy Description: The Galaxy Sub-Rack Concept is housed in a 3ru unit designed with a common power and communication interface to all inserted modules. Power consumption of 250W fully loaded. Features: Simultaneous descrambling of the selected services in a transport stream. Provide ASI input and Dual ASI output and selection of Programs or individual PIDs. Maximum bit rate of 56Mbps.2. 4. Nominal input voltage 100-240V AC.7 16 . Specifications: Having 1 main input and 2 outputs.This has 10 ports per ASI interface card. Bays for two DVB Common Interface Conditional Access Modules ( CAMs ). Using a BNC-type of connector (on panel board). Having 2 CI slots using PCMCIA connector type I and II. Bit rate of 0. each port configurable as input and output.4 Transport Stream Descrambler -INDUS MKII Description: Capable of simultaneously descrambling selected programs in a transport stream to provide a “clear” digital signal. Input impedance of 75Ω.1 to 213 Mbps. Nominal power consumption is 10W. Physically consist of an interfacing rear-card module and the application front-card module. Features: TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.2. It also supports all Common Interface compliant CA systems. Using a BNC-type connector and an output impedance of 75Ω. 4. The removable Common Interface Module allows the operator to easily select the required CA System for transport stream descrambler. Descrambling capacity of services depends on the used CAMS.

Capable of transmission speed up to 19200 bit/s. and does not improve video quality. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. 250 Ma. Multiple powering possibilities with or without redundancy. but only in the core and distribution layers. Power supply of 100 to 240 VAC ±10%. easy accessible application cards and low power consumption. 4.7 17 . without the need to upgrade the entire network. 47 TO 65 Hz. Specifications: A relay contact type which has 2x25-pins female Sub D connector. Hot-swappable. there always arises bandwidth issues. 5 VA. In the case of an existing data (internet)/voice network that is to be to a “triple play” network that includes Video. MPEG4 MPEG-4 is a technology that reduces the bandwidth requirement of a network. Maximum load of 60 VDC. the bandwidth constrains are overcome at the last mile (access layer) with an MPEG-4 solution. Therefore. Communication port of 9-pins male Sub D connector type RS-485.Holds up to 12 application cards of the Galaxy family in only 3RU.3 MPEG2 vs.

one single satellite receiver is needed. which is built from the beginning. etc.4 Major Assumptions In the case of a detailed channel plan to be received and agreed between the supplier and the customer showing satellites. the worst-case scenario has been considered: (1) 100 satellite receivers for 100 channels. the number of satellite receivers and encoders can be reduced since at the moment.. transponders. conditional access. ART & Orbit) As an example. 4.7 18 . taking into account all three major services (internet.4.In the case of a Pearl network. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. voice and video). and the bandwidth engineering is considered. A centralized MPEG-2 solution in a single geographical location (Backup Data Center) providing DCM redundancy. (2) 100 channels via encoders for proprietary transmission with the appropriate decoder in the customer premises provided by the content provider (Show Time. if multiple channels are part of the same transport stream received from the satellite.1 Headend Topology solution 1. 4.

MPEG2: Scrambled Channels Satellite program is received and decoded by Scientific Atlanta’s D9850 Free to Air and PowerKey Transport-Stream QPSK Satellite Receiver and fed to Scientific Atlanta’s INDUS MKII Transport-Stream Descrambler.4. Each Descrambler Board carries two CAM slots that can be used in cascade for multiple Descrambling capabilities of the TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. MPEG-2: Free To Air (FTA) Channels Satellite program is received and decoded by Scientific Atlanta’s D9850 Free to Air and PowerKey Transport-Stream QPSK Satellite Receiver and fed directly to Scientific Atlanta’s Digital Content Manager’s ASI Board.4.7 19 .2 Scenarios Dish Farm and L-Band Distribution Three main scenarios have been considered: 1. 2.

7 20 .105-108 192.109-112 192.101-104 3.168.No 1 DCM Pair DCM Pair 1-1 DCM Pair 1-2 IP Address (Slot-1/Slot-2) 192.same Transport Stream.168.101-104 The descrambled (Clear) Stream will be fed to Scientific Atlanta’s Digital Content Manager’s ASI Board.168.113-116 192.120. Since the output of the Decoder is Audio Video Base Band (AV BB).168.127. and ART and others where no descrambling CAMs are available Satellite Program will be received and decoded by the Service Provider’s Proprietary Satellite Decoder.120.105-108 192.168. Proprietary Services like Show Time.120.127.121-124 192.113-116 192.101-104 192.168. Orbit.109-112 192.117-120 192.168.125. the signal need to be re-encoded and converted to MPEG-2 Single Transport Stream (STPS).168.113-116 VLAN 120 120 120 120 120 120 125 125 125 125 127 127 127 127 Channels FTA FTA FTA FTA FTA FTA Premium 1 Premium 1 Premium 1 Premium 1 Premium 2 Premium 2 Premium 2 Premium 2 2 DCM Pair 2-1 DCM Pair 2-2 3 DCM Pair 3-1 DCM Pair 3-2 4 DCM Pair 4-1 DCM Pair 4-2 5 DCM Pair 5-1 DCM Pair 5-2 6 DCM Pair 6-1 DCM Pair 6-2 7 DCM Pair 7-1 DCM Pair 7-2 TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. This task will be performed by Scientific Atlanta’s D9022 MPEG-2 Encoder and the encoded STPS will be fed to Scientific Atlanta’s Digital Content Manager’s ASI Board. Sl.168.

For the initial deployment it is disabled. display does not support the selected size it will auto-negotiate. 64x and 256x trick mode speeds Utilizes Sigma Designs 8634 System-on-chip (SoC) silicon 256MB DRAM / 64MB Flash memory Supports MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 for SD and HD content Supports RCMM IR protocol @ 36Khz Supports IGMPv2 Supports 188 byte MPEG-2 transport Composite output fixed 576i PAL B/G format HDMI output configurable via settings page using Minerva middleware. 16x. It is controllable via Minerva middleware.5 Set Top Box Basic Information Two types of set-top boxes are designed for this project. RGB output via SCART is disabled Component output is YPrPb and tracks HDMI setting 7 segment display will provide boot status during boot up.7 21 . 4:3 letterbox. IPP330HD: For Minerva middleware For Widevine CAS using auto-entitled or dynamic encryption @ 25% level For SeaChange VOD with 4x. Teletext and teletext subtitle supported via VBI pass-through only USB ports are disabled Supported displays 4:3. 16:9 with universal change across all outputs Supports English font only with standard Minerva “Swirl” user interface No SNMP support Example of the IPP330 and front and rear panel connectors is shown below: If the TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.4.

except that MPEG-2 HD is not supported (only MPEG-4 is recommended for HD content for DVR models) Includes fanless 160GB hard disk drive for DVR services. speeds 2x. 15x.IPP430MC: Same as IPP330 above.7 22 .6 Network Management The proposed solution is managed centrally from the Rosa Network Management with focus on: Fault Management Configuration Management Performance Management Security Management SNMP to 3rd Party Devices (excluding IP set-tops) TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. 50x and 300x 4. supports DVR trick mode.

and complete web integration. the Think application. iTVManager is a scalable. The BackOffice suite of software includes: • Tools that let you manage: Subscribers Channels STB device inventory Service and pricing Asset management Billing • EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) Loader that manages the data that is ingested from an EPG provider and sent to the Set-Top Boxes (STB) • VOD (Video On Demand) Delivery System (VODDS) module that talks to VOD content providers to automatically deliver to iTVManager the most up-to-date VOD assets The Think application presents a UI that lets the television viewer see the EPG. purchase VOD programs. iTVManager is comprised of two major components: 1. As the cornerstone of the IP television headend. interactive television management suite. It’s meant to act as a primer for iTV Manager Administrators. and concepts.2 is a scalable enterprise solution that manages the distribution of video. iTVManager 3. live television.7 23 . the set top box software.5. Minnerwa Networks This section of the document is an introduction to iTV Manager’s features. iTVManager offers true Video on Demand (VOD). search for titles in the EPG and VOD catalog and schedule recordings and program TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. terms. television and other data services over an IP Network. the server software or BackOffice and 2.

Electronic Program Guide data. Flat-file "Billing Reports generation that can be fed into the Telco's existing billing system VOD streaming. The user interface. blocked channel lists. VOD purchase.2 and those that are provided through third-party components: Services Included with iTV Manager 3. “Comedy”. Billing Invoice generation. thus allowing a Telco to easily import and export customer records database.2 Electronic Program Guide (EPG) ingestion. Fast Forward. 5. and so on.reminders.1 Services and Architecture overview The following table summarizes the services that are included with iTVManager 3. Channel lineup management that maps EPG channels to multicast addresses Not included with iTV Manager 3. VOD playback bookmarks. etc. Video on Demand Delivery of VOD catalog listings to the STBs. Broadcast Video VOD metadata ingestion. Collection and storage of “real world” data (address. and entitlements. Customer Management It’s anticipated that most medium-to-large Telco’s will want to (at least) import existing customer records from their own database systems into the Minerva database. etc) Assignment of the devices. VOD asset ingestion (for VOD content suppliers that don’t supply their own ingestion functionality). service package. through customization can be used to present custom branding and layout design. Ability to tag a customer record with an "external ID". "favorites" lists. Purchases (and other transactions) are recorded in the iTV Manager database. Supply of VOD asset and metadata. RTSP server for “trick play” functionality (Pause. phone number. “Sports”.7 24 . Storage of the Customer's purchased assets.2 Video encoders that generate multicast IP streams that carry Live TV video content. Conditional Access scramblers in the headend and descramblers on the STBs. VOD asset categorization (“Drama”. SSN.). It's anticipated that most medium-to-large Telco’s will want to manage billing through their own systems TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Rewind). and thereafter “share” customer information.

you can configure the system to force a channel change to the EAS information channel. Other Features TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. or they can be sent directly to the STBs themselves. text-based thinkstuff language. Client UI and Graphics Complete. and then send a log of the events back to the server for data mining. STB manufacturers implement a well-defined API (called the “MvLayer”) that lets the Think application talk to the STB hardware. UI customization is provided through the proprietary.“Vault” (the customer’s repository of purchases and messages).. off-the-shelf UI for the EPG. trickplay use. Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS: An external EAS box must be connected to the system. program recording. Some of these features have a third-party component: 1. such as channel changes. and so on. generated by an external mechanism. All UI strings are stored in a localized string table for easy translation. However. and so on The Search module and onscreen keyboard let the user search for keywords in the EPG and VOD catalog. The full range of EAS messages are understood by the server and broadcast to all STBs. This includes both a server and an STB component.. VOD catalog.Conditional Access iTVManager doesn’t provide Conditional Access functionality directly. User Event Logging (“Transaction Profiling”). user preferences screens. Caller ID messages.7 25 . can be posted to the server which then distributes the message to the appropriate STB. PVR access. The user can choose a specific UI skin (or “Theme”). Caller ID: An external system has to listen for incoming calls and generate the caller ID information that’s sent to the STB. In addition. SVOD catalog. 2. The STB can record the user’s events.(next column) Minerva works with Conditional Access providers (sometimes through STB vendors) to ensure that complete Conditional Access is provided.

STBs. Apps. Stored Procedures Data EPG Ingest Guide Listing Services 5. Transactions. Listings. Entitlements. Skins. Lineups. VODDS etc. Apps) STB Multicast (Skins.2 system. with components supplied by Minerva in green and components supplied by 3rd Parties in pink. Packages. VOD. Transactions.) Server Middleware Billing Reports Customers. The following is a description of the technologies and applications that are used by iTVManager.The diagram below shows a high level picture of an iTVManager 3.7 26 . Applications. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.2 Technologies implemented and main components A variety of technologies are utilized by iTVManager. Config. Mozilla Think X Porting API (MvLayer) Porting Library. HW/ OS STB CA Client 3rd Party Admin GUI Admin GUI Admin Applets Network dhcp VOD CA Servers Servers Broadcast Catcher Content Backoffice SDK (Enhydra) Admin Servlets (Enhydra) STB Unicast Services (Configuration. Listings) VOD CA Connector APIs Integration Managers (VOD. CA.

Think is therefore kept compatible with all flavors of Linux used on the STBs.7 27 . The only implementation detail that functionally ties the product to Oracle is a variety of stored procedures. Macintoshes. For the client side. The procedures that are most embedded are those that are part of the billing process. Some of these are in the process of being migrated to Java. and Unix computers.2.2. J2EE defines most of the base platform and is also used for the BackOffice Console GUI. Two other features of Oracle that are leveraged by iTVManager are its widely recognized methods of scaling and reliability. 5. The main features utilized by iTVManager are: • Java VM • J2EE • JDBC connections 5.4 Java Java is a technology that allows software designed and written just once for an idealized "virtual machine" to run on a variety of computers.2. 5.2 Oracle Application Server 10g Most of the iTVManager Java components are hosted within an Oracle Application Server 10g environment. iTVManager is distributed with specific versions of Linux to allow for configuration and compatibility with other tools such as Oracle.5.1 Oracle DB 10g The Oracle database is central to the iTVManager system. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.3 Linux iTVManager server side components are written to the Java layer.2. including Windows PCs. Linux is the predominant environment on IPTV STBs (like the Scientific Atlanta ones).

6 Swing Swing is a GUI toolkit for Java. 5. Swing includes graphical user interface widgets such as text boxes.7 28 . 5. The admin GUI is written using Swing. buttons.2. It is one part of the Java Foundation Classes. scalable and secure server-side Java applications.5 Swift MQ JMS SwiftMQ is a micro-kernel based J(ava)M(essage)S(ystem) enterprise messaging platform. split-panes and tables. robust. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.2. however. this is not extensive and is only used for some selected situations. There is some messaging within the server using JMS.Java Platform. Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is the industry standard for developing portable.

below is a description of the various supported implementations.7 29 .Coming to the software components of the platform and their distribution across multiple physical machines. On the headend side. iTVManager is a suite of applications and processes that are spread across two servers: TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.

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This approach yields slow but reliable communications.7 31 . 5. even ephemeral data such as STB-bound messages and the running states of certain processes. There are two ways to access the BackOffice: Through the Web-based BackOffice Console. and then another will read from it. roughly. The Console is divided into modules that correspond. channels. and so on— everything you need to populate the persistent. channel packages. stores nearly everything that describes the system. the BackOffice) knows how to read data from and write data to the Database. the Application Server. simply. we’ll focus on each of these servers. During normal operation. 5.The Database Application is installed on one server. the SDK will let that user invoke Customer procedures only.3 The Database Server The Database Server hosts the iTV Manager Database. a Channel Management module (for channels and lineups). The BackOffice SDK is a procedural API that communicates with the BackOffice through http posts and XML replies. and so on. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. as employed by iTV Manager. The function of the Database might seem obvious: It stores records that describe customers. the BackOffice Server. In this document. The BackOffice SDK and the BackOffice Console share the same pool of user accounts: If you use the Console to create a user who can only access the Customer module.4 The BackOffice Server The BackOffice Server (or. to the different Database entities: There’s a Customer module. Access to the modules is selectively protected through the use of BackOffice user accounts. which is currently implemented using Oracle Database 10g software. It does this to facilitate a common means of communication: Rather than talking directly to each other. “material” content of an IPTV deployment. or by calling the functions in the BackOffice Software Development Kit (SDK): The BackOffice Console is a set of HTML/DHTML pages and Java applets that are hosted by the BackOffice Server’s built-in Web server. VOD assets. a Device module. one iTV Manager Process will write to the Database. What’s not as obvious is that the Database. and the Boot Server installed on the second server. devices. the BackOffice is the only way for an administrator to modify Database data.

respectively. when a user rents a VOD asset through the STB. On the other hand. augment. if you want to add a customer. you can either open the BackOffice Console’s Customer page. or you can invoke the SDK’s md_cst. the IP of the VOD’s video server and passes it back to the STB so that the two components (the STB and the video server) can create a unicast connection.7 32 .. For example. and fill out the customer’s data. or fine-tune some aspects of the system. 5.5 The Application Server The Application Server’s most important role is to act as an interface for unicast communication between the Database and the STBs. The difference between the two methods is mostly a matter of scale: If you’re adding thousands of customers at a time.. For example.add_customer() procedure. these are the processes that. and Data Services logs the purchase in the Database. if you just want to change the address of a single user. It’s meant to be used by an iTV Manager administrator who needs to modify. Data Services then retrieves. which sends boot-up and runtime messages to the STBs. press the Add button. from the Database. 5. which provides an interface between the other iTV Manager processes and the Database. the Think application (on the STB) sends a message to Data Services. The Boot Server’s most important process is the Dispatcher. you’ll want to automate the task by writing a script that invokes BackOffice SDK procedures. you’ll want to use the BackOffice Console. or they use the Data Service applications. need to access the Database. since almost all iTV Manager data and state are stored in the Database.These two BackOffice access methods—Console and API—perform the same functions. Of course. instead. it means that the other iTV Manager processes. The Boot Server also hosts the Video on Demand Delivery System (VODDS) and the Video Server Manager (VSM).e. It does this through an iTV Manager process called Data Services. movies) on the third-party Video Server (such as those provided by Entone or TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Implicit in this description is that the BackOffice is an administrative tool. they either talk to the Database directly.but they do not use the BackOffice for this. thus allowing the user to watch his movie. including the Think application running on an STB. ingest VOD metadata into the Database and download and store actual VOD content (i.6 The Boot Server The Boot Server handles “informational” multicast communication between the iTV Manager headend and the STBs and hosts most of the processes that act as interfaces to third-party modules.

In the case of Pearl Qatar. thus reducing the overall cost and administration. etc. such as “Purchase Transactions”. A minimal amount of hardware is used. All the main actions. Caller ID. Other Boot Server processes include the interfaces to the Emergency Alert System. there are the communications between STB and Minerva during the "steady status" which happens once the box has already booted up and keeps the fingerpath with the middleware through the Announcement Stream configurable (happening after the RunTime Stream and the Boot Stream). the Database Server runs on a platform that’s placed behind a firewall. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.. two-tier installation is considered as a part of the design In a two-tier installation. “Edit Favorites”. are summarized and described in the section “User Actions”. In the diagram mentioned below.Bitband). “Play VOD”.7 33 . 5. and the other Servers are run on a second platform. where there are all the choices that the customer has from the STB side and that require a communication with the Application Server.” Both servers can reside on the same (physical) platform.7 Servers and Platforms The two iTV Manager Servers are “servers” in the sense of “software hosts. and the Conditional Access system.

6. Cypher's patented application-level encryption also keeps operational costs low. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. choice and control over future devices and service options. now and in the future. each with potentially different video formats and consumer devices. Widevine Technologies Widevine Cypher is the first and only “session-based” content security system for interactive TV (IPTV). DRM and real-time piracy detection and prevention. a single Widevine Cypher system can secure TV. digital ad insertion and trick play on consumer devices. The most integrated solution in the industry today. Widevine Cypher is underpinned and protected with eight patents that cover all aspects of downloadable CAS. This unique multiplatform and multiformat capability means that operators efficiently get the content protection required. detecting and responding to potential piracy on PC-based consumer platforms. In the home. Cypher works with most major middleware vendors. VOD. streamed media and file downloads to be encrypted once and to remain encrypted throughout the entire video distribution chain. 6. Designed to secure content delivery over any network. Cypher Virtual SmartCard clients enforce secure consumption of content and can lock down consumer piracy across an entire subscriber base in minutes to hours.7 34 .1 Widevine Cypher: A Comprehensive Security Solution Widevine Cypher offers a comprehensive content protection solution that secures content delivery to a wide range of consumer devices and video formats. Cypher Management Console makes system management simple through an intuitive browserbased interface that is compatible with major fault and performance management systems. This patented protection offers operators the ability to operate freely in the patent-laden world of content protection. It enables linear broadcast. while retaining the flexibility. PC and mobile services. Cypher’s optional digital copy protection keeps content protected after it is decrypted using a patented method of monitoring. VOD server vendors and consumer device manufacturers for complete operator flexibility and control. accommodating storage on CDN or P2P networks and during VOD ingestion.

and a wide range of consumer electronics devices. a movie may be distributed as a file amongst many users but its DRM properties require the owner to be paid each time a unique user attempts to watch the movie). However. yet the rights of the new 'owner' to copy or distribute content are restricted. The following details the benefits of utilizing Widevine and particularly Widevine Cypher to protect Pearl Qatar’s video deployment. while TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Decryption occurs when the transport session was terminated upon reaching a set top box. Ideally. content stored on devices to accommodate for VOD is stored “in the clear” and is susceptible to theft. DRM deals with the concept of ownership and is only appropriate for file-based content. This security architecture ensures that content is secured in transit from a head-end to a receiving device. DRM systems are designed to protect files and are historically targeted at industries where ownership is transferred. If the certificate is not present. Legacy CAS products were designed for the specific requirements of broadcast television in the cable and satellite domain.2 Conditional Access and Digital Rights Management There are two ways to protect video content: conditional access (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM). Content is distributed in its digital file format and needs persistent encryption. the item cannot be used. The systems function by protecting content only during transport.7 35 . Since legacy CAS technologies only protect content during transport. the certificate cannot be copied or tampered and the item the certificate protects can only be used in conjunction with the certificate itself. today’s IPTV deployments require a combination of both technologies. Encryption is applied at the file level at the point of encoding and rights are maintained by the content copyright holder (i.e. CAS is aimed more at permitting access without transfer of ownership and is only appropriate for broadcasted content. mobile phones. personal video recorders. personal computers.Widevine Cypher can protect content on set top boxes. 6. home media gateways. DRM is based on the idea that there will be an electronic “certificate of ownership” issued to someone or something as proof that rights have been assigned.

Therefore.4 Protection for Untrusted Platforms Cypher for the PC is an extension of the industry-leading Widevine Cypher. RealMedia and Adobe Flash. giving service operators the ability to deliver media in the most efficient. 6. file downloads and progressive downloads (Widevine owns the patent on encrypted session-based video delivery). By implementing the management and use of keys. video formats and consumer devices that meet business and technical requirements today and tomorrow. platforms and content types. streamed media.264. a unique software approach to the functionality of a smart card.7 36 . Macintosh and Linux devices. it secures all major video formats such as MPEG2. Widevine has designed a comprehensive system that together delivers CAS to secure linear broadcast and DRM to secure VOD. the content security solution of choice would ideally deliver both in a single system. This multiplatform. H. VC-1. Windows Media. The value to Pearl Qatar is that a Widevine Cypher system can be used for securing multimedia content delivered in multiple formats. This digital copy protection ensures that content is monitored for potential piracy in what TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.the access control is essential to the operator’s revenue. VOD. it secures PC-based platforms such as Windows. Cypher for the PC enhances security at the client side by adding digital copy protection on de devices.3 Renewable Security Widevine introduces and uses the concept of a renewable security client. including linear broadcast. Widevine’s Cypher Virtual SmartCard technology eliminates all of the cost of ownership and vulnerabilities of the physical smart cards used in legacy CAS systems while still maintaining all of the security benefits. Designed for wide consumer device support. 6. Built for complete multimedia protection. QuickTime. the highly secure Cypher Virtual SmartCard can be renewed within minutes to hours and at no additional charge to the operator. This coupled with the lower fixed cost burden provides a much lower cost of entry and ownership. multiformat approach ensures that IPTV Design in Pearl Qatar has the flexibility to choose the video delivery infrastructure. profitable manner.

which is contrary to studio and broadcaster content security requirements. Widevine Cypher offers application-level encryption: a patented alternative approach that keeps content persistently encrypted through the entire video TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Widevine developed digital copy protection to secure untrusted platforms such as PC-based consumer devices that are highly vulnerable to piracy. while keeping the content available for optimization and modification when needed.) This need to intermediate decryption introduces points of vulnerability both at the operator’s head-end and on the consumer device. Legacy CAS systems encrypt at the network (transport) layer and traditional DRM solutions wrap an entire video file or broadcast stream in an encrypted packet. 6. (Please see Figure 1 below for an illustration of typical encryption and decryption processes that are employed in a content delivery network. This solution detects and responds to the many utilities used to record and redistribute media. Figure 1: Traditional encryption-decryption process. Therefore. To rectify this weakness. the only way that operators can ingest and create trick play files for VOD or splice in digital ads or programming before distribution to subscribers is to decrypt the content. This solution adds cost in terms of headcount and equipment in order to accommodate this.is known as the digital hole — the place content resides after decryption and before being display on the screen. Each decryption process is a point of vulnerability in the network In response to this issue. traditional content security systems must employ an extensive integration effort between the security system and both the VOD server and playback application.5 Application-Level Encryption A key challenge in the encryption and delivery of content across a video network is how to keep the content secure through the entire video distribution chain. The technology is also applicable for protecting STB and PVR devices.7 37 .

Time Shift TV. leaving key aspects of the video stream such as the control and metadata in the clear.6 Widevine Cypher Overview Widevine Cypher uniquely combines CAS and DRM into a single content security system for IPTV and broadcast deployments. The modular design of Widevine Cypher permits it to be utilized independently or as a consolidated package. Application-level encryption further enables persistent protection of linear content (i. 6. The following diagram depicts the components and how they will be integrated into a typical head-end: TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Only at the point of consumption is content decrypted. Application Level Encryption (ALE) provides stronger security than traditional encryption methods because it keeps content persistently encrypted. Figure 2: Application-level encryption process Widevine’s Application Level Encryption enables pre-encryption. digital program insertion and connected home solutions are made possible. preventing points of vulnerability in the network. Widevine Cypher uses application level encryption to encrypt multimedia content once. which lowers the cost to integrate security across an operator’s network. protocol and device agnostic. (Please see Figure 2 below for an illustration of application-level encryption).e. With application-level encryption. ALE equals pre-encryption. early in the content distribution chain. With ALE VOD. and to keep it encrypted throughout the entire delivery cycle.7 38 . broadcast channels) even when used with network personal video recorder (nPVR) and client (cPVR) applications. This method enables trick-play ingestion and file creation without having to decrypt the entire video stream.distribution but allows VOD ingestion. only the video data are encrypted. trick-play file creation and digital ad/program insertion in the encrypted content. The system is vendor.

Using the time-tested model of Entitlement Control Message (ECM) and entitlement management message (EMM) distribution. Cypher CA enables operators to deliver a comprehensive content protection system for video deployments of all sizes.1 Widevine Cypher Certificate Authority Cypher Certificate Authority (CA) manages the generation and distribution of encryption keys to Cypher Broadcast and Cypher VOD encryption appliances and the delivery of entitlements to subscribers enforcing the digital rights.6. with strong renewable encryption. Designed to scale to the requirements of fast-growing telco. cable. This highly secure and bandwidth-efficient approach enables the secure delivery of multimedia content TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.Figure 3: Widevine Cypher Architecture The below sections detail the components comprising the Widevine Cypher solution. 6. it ensures subscribers only access and view content they have paid for.7 39 . Cypher CA is also responsible for the communication with other video ecosystem components and manages encryption key exchange with Widevine Cypher Virtual SmartCard clients. mobile and satellite service environments. Cypher CA’s comprehensive approach enables operators to deliver a single-content security system for broadcast and file-based content. internet.

it enables operators to encrypt content once and keep it encrypted throughout the entire video distribution chain. including set top boxes. portable media players and mobile devices. The following table has been used to determine the bandwidth. one must only dimension the bandwidth needed for the planned live TV channels. Utilizing Widevine’s patented application-level encryption. PVRs. This solution supports DVB-CSA or AES encryption.6.7 40 .) 1 Cypher Broad Cast unit supports up to 900 Mbits/s. In order to dimension correctly. PCs. Through Widevine’s patented Application Level Encryption (ALE). It receives content constraints and encryption keys from Cypher Certificate Authority before distributing encrypted linear broadcast content to a Widevine Secured consumer device. This unique encryption capability further lowers the operational costs typically associated with having to decrypt and re-encrypt content for digital ad and program insertion. stream splicing and custom ad insertion. Utilizing next-generation appliances.to Widevine Secure devices. Cypher Broadcast offers line-speed encryption performance in a single appliance. Cypher Broadcast has a realtime encryption throughput of 900 Mbps of standard or high definition content. even when stored on content delivery networks and in nPVR or cPVR applications. 6. Cypher Broadcast enables all linear broadcast content to retain interactive television capabilities such as PVR. trick-play. and thus Cypher Broadcast dimensioning for PEARL-QATAR. Designed to scale to the high-demand channel requirements of video operators globally.2 Widevine Cypher Broadcast Cypher Broadcast is a real-time encryption appliance for securing the distribution of live streams and linear broadcast channels. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Cypher CA is scalable to an unlimited number of subscribers and offers hot failover options should an operator require them.

Utilizing next-generation appliances. No real scaling limitations on the Cypher VOD dimensioning. With Cypher VOD.Compression / Definition MPEG 2 MPEG 4 Standard Definition 5 Mbits/s 3 Mbits/s High Definition 18 Mbits/s 9 Mbits/s Eg 20 SD channels and 5 HD channels • • • 180 SD X 3 = 540 Mbits/s 20 HD/MPEG4 X 9 = 180 Mbits/s Total of 720Mbits/sec initial bandwidth needed with an extra bandwidth of 180 Mbits/s available.3 Widevine Cypher VOD Cypher VOD is a pre-encryption system designed to protect file-based multimedia content. a multimedia asset can be persistently encrypted. Cypher VOD can encrypt one GB of content in one minute or less. Cypher VOD utilizes Widevine’s patented application-level encryption which enables encrypted assets to be ingested into a VOD server without having to decrypt. PCs. • Cypher VOD encrypts/decrypts at 1 min/Gb for AES and 8:30/Gb for DVB-CSA TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. This highly available solution supports DVB-CSA or AES encryption. only a few practical observations were made. The system applies encryption keys and content owner constraints to multimedia files before distribution to a VOD or asset management system.7 41 . It also enables stream splicing and customer ad and program insertion on encrypted assets for a more targeted and customized video delivery. Play) through any Widevine Secure device. This unique encryption capability further lowers the operational costs typically associated with having to decrypt and reencrypt content through support of digital ad and program insertion on Widevine encrypted content. Rewind. FF. PVRs. 6.6. Cypher VOD enables secure consumption of content along with critical trick-play functions (Stop. 1 Cypher Broadcast Unit is needed. portable media players and mobile devices. Pause. resulting in a highly secure and streamlined workflow. stored and consumed on set top boxes. In the home.

providing the basis for unicast delivery and stopping any attempts at cloning. 1000 VOD assets at each 2 hours/asset = 1000 X max 4 min = 4.4 Widevine Cypher Virtual SmartCard Cypher Virtual SmartCard clients bind the identity of a consumer device so that it only receives content that is has paided for.000 min of total VOD asset re-encryption time 6. each client can be configured to refresh encryption keys. web-based interface provides detailed real-time status monitoring. it may be interesting to expand the Cypher VOD rack with 1 or 2 more units.7 42 . SNMP.g. including overall appliance performance. Because of the Cypher Virtual SmartCard. encrypts a 2-hour movie in 45 minutes ) (TVN Entertainment customer source: Widevine encrypts a 2-hour movie in 1. This secure and highly renewable approach eliminates the potential for device cloning. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. 6.5 Widevine Cypher Management Console Widevine Cypher Management Console offers intuitive configuration and monitoring of Widevine Cypher suite. it is advised to re-encrypt a part (or all) of the VOD assets every X time period. Designed to work in concert with Widevine Cypher components in the headend.• e. for security reasons. once the VOD vault becomes rather big. entitlements and digital rights for any subscriber in the network. every consumer device on the network can be uniquely identified. client licensing and consumer device provisioning. theft of service and content piracy that can occur on devices within a subscriber’s home.6. Cypher VOD encrypts/decrypts a 2-hour movie in less than 4 minutes. The Cypher Virtual SmartCard interfaces to the Cypher CA for key exchange and entitlement management..6.5 min / NDS Knowing that.g. e. This secure.

service delivery and more. so operators always know what’s happening with Widevine Cypher. SSL-based connection. A well defined MIB and the support for SNMP v1 and v2 traps offer the capability to seamlessly integrate and communicate with third-party management systems. start or restart services View logs View SNMP traps Monitor server states CPU load (numerical and graphical representation) View memory usage View licensing information TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. including the status of entitlements delivery.7 43 . access can be made using a secure.Enhanced logging of Cypher appliances and Virtual SmartCard clients enables quick troubleshooting of the entire system. Cypher Management Console allows users to: • • • • • • • • View state of services Stop. Designed for use in a centralized head-end or in remote locations. device connections. health status.

On2. The SeaChange MediaServer HDS 200 . anywhere. reducing time to identifying and troubleshooting potential problems. operators than 1.7 44 . Widewine. • Contents Provider: SeaChange can provide a proposal for contents and metadata production. With up to six MediaServer HDS units per cluster. SeaChange The features that will be employed at present and in the future for the Sea Change Video Server for Pearl Qatar Project are described below. with several MediaServer HDS units forming a single virtual server providing fault-resilience with SeaChange patented RAID advantages. The flexibility of the MediaServer HDS is marked by its ability to provide a range of output types of MPEG. Figure 4: Cypher Management Console offers at a glance status of the Cypher system. Some important features supported and in continuous implementation by SeaChange developers Convenient “stop light” graphics identify Figure 5: Service status and SNMP traps can be actionable responses for fast troubleshooting.based on commodity technologies .alone server or as part of MediaCluster configurations. • Asset Manager for VOD contents: Contents stored can be streamed free of charge including Gigabit Ethernet for IP TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Video Server will be integrated with other partner products (Minerva.is a leap forward in economically delivering a greater number of simultaneous video streams and video assets in slim line 2RU rack system. This video server is designed for deployment as a stand.7.600 hours of VOD programming – to can reliably offer more thousands of subscribers from a transport single cluster . Scientific Atlanta) to generate a modern and powerful IPTV system. are given below: easily accessed anytime. • Video server HDS200: The SeaChange MediaServer HDS Series represents SeaChange focus on bringing greater economical solution to on-demand television applications.

• Multiuser Access: It is to possible to create more than one user on a single STB. • Multiplatform System: Contents from the same user can be viewed on different platforms (for example one content can be purchased on pc and viewed in part on TV and other parts on 3G phone). and moving content to locations where it is needed most.). for execution at specific times. Allowing you to maximize your capital investments ensures that popular content is replicated to the edge servers closest to clients. It presents a logically abstracted deliverynetwork-independent interface to the client or service. Session and Resource Manager Service – manages network bandwidth to insure that content can be delivered efficiently.1 Axiom Core Functions The Core Services designates the essential functions that manage core on-demand network resources (servers. weekly or monthly. Core services are the heart of every on-demand system. A complete schedule of reports can be set through the administration screens. storage.7 45 . automatically optimizing network resources to serve requests from every client in the most efficient manner possible. etc. and less popular content is moved to central locations.or with price. Contents can be rented with various prices. It presents a highly available interface for requesting the streaming of video and controlling the streaming process. mode and durations. Scheduled reports can be configured system operation. bandwidth. • Data Warehouse : The variety SeaChange® be Video Server can record or a wide can be of information that provide system operators with a comprehensive view of obtained interactively. Propagation Service – optimizes both network usage and storage by continually monitoring demand for content. 7. Operational staffing requirements are minimized because replica management across the network is completely TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Information can scheduled to be run daily. This can manage parental control and other types of filters.

delivering a high quality user experience with minimal latency. establishing the shortest path between the client and the requested content. Connection Manager Service – mediates client requests. high-speed Ethernet link to its partner over which the instances of CoStandbyServer software running on each machine communicate with each other and continuously monitor the operational status of both systems. Asset Manager Service – manages the life cycle of content stored on the system. deactivated and deleted by the Asset Manager in accordance with business rules supplied by the operator. The Asset Manager provides full visibility into the location and state of managed content through a browser-based GUI. which are then distributed to the VOD system for on-demand viewing by clients. the Command Center servers are typically paired together in twin-server Command Center clusters running Legato® Corporation’s CoStandbyServer™. Content is typically created. The Recording Service can simultaneously ingest multiple channels of broadcast content inreal time. Automatic Failover When CoStandbyServer detects and verifies that a failure has occurred on one of the cluster members. Axiom fault-resiliency To help ensure that the services running on the Command Center server remain available in the event of server failure. The Connection Manager ensures that content is streamed from the closest storage location to the requesting client. To support the CoStandbyServer failover mechanism.’ enabling time-shifted viewing of broadcast TV programs. in the event of a hardware failure on one Command Center cluster member. in addition to TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Capabilities in this service include ‘playout while record. It provides a bidirectional failover mechanism so that.7 46 . it automatically ‘moves’ (fails over) the failed server’s failover group from its home server location to its away server location on the surviving cluster member which.automated. permitting continuing operation of all ITV services ordinarily provided by both members of the cluster. both servers in a Command Center cluster maintain identical Windows registry configurations and identical file sets on their respective C:\ drives. recording Service – captures broadcast programs and publishes them as VOD content. Each server maintains a dedicated. activated. uploaded. the surviving member (in addition to maintaining its own tasks) automatically assumes the tasks and the identity of the failed member.

The SeaChange MediaServer HDS 200TM – based on commodity technologies – is a leap forward in economically delivering a greater number of simultaneous video streams and video assets in slim line 2RU rack system. MediaCluster enables a single copy of video to be accessible to every output in the cluster movie. including off-the-shelf disk TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. TV program .to support thousands of simultaneous viewers. For example. thereby significantly reducing the stream cost for a large video library with maximum reliability. with several MediaServer HDS units forming a single virtual server providing fault-resilience with SeaChange’s patented RAID2® advantages. if a failure is detected on Server 1. On2. MediaServer HDS includes best-of-breed technology components.600 hours of VOD programming to thousands of subscribers from a single cluster. the CoStandbyServer software running on Server 2 automatically moves the Server 1 failover group to Server 2 and (while continuing to process its own tasks) starts the services listed in Server 1’s failover group on Server 2. commercial. Windows Media and many other advanced compression formats. Our MediaCluster technology permits the addition of servers to a rack and the addition of racks to a system. all services ordinarily provided by both cluster members will be running on Server 2. After the transplanted services have successfully completed their startup sequences. The unsurpassed capacity and modular scalability of SeaChange’s VOD System is derived from its patented MediaCluster technology. The MediaServer HDS provides guaranteed delivery of video output to meet the challenges of television operations and their demanding subscribers. working in tandem with the System’s automated Command Center software or several standards-based VOD back office software packages. With up to six MediaServer HDS units per cluster. operators can reliably offer more than 1.7 47 .its own tasks. VOD server: HDS 200 This video server is designed for deployment as a standalone server or as part of MediaCluster configurations. begins performing the tasks of its failed companion. The flexibility of the MediaServer HDS is marked by its ability to provide a range of output types – including Gigabit Ethernet for IP transport of MPEG.

high performance processors. switched PCI buses and a range of standard network interfaces optimized for video. The network communication conducted between and among the various component systems and services that make up the VOD system is logically divided into the following categories: TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. Windows® Server 2003 operating software.7 48 . generates trick files. 7. order a VOD server to start streaming etc.2 VOD architecture: Axiom command centre and the VOD servers AXIOM is the command center for the VOD: it has all the logic and the processes to ingest content. The Video Server is the streamer: it sends the VOD mpeg stream to the STB.drives. propagate the content to the video server.

The communication on the server-to-server network consists primarily of control data. The Video Delivery network is the network that connects the media source (VOD server) and the cable set-top boxes used by the subscriber. The Propagation network is the network where the content is copied from the ingestion point to the media cluster. The Client-to-Server network is where all the traffic between the set top boxes and the servers flow. In a live deployment. Please note that the VOD server REQUIRES an active Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) port to stream. In our example. applications. The first part between the VOD server and the QAM is also called transport network (usually based on IP). The second part between the QAM and the set top box is RF: the set top box tunes into an RF channel to see the VOD. and other high-priority communication.The management network. add and modify information about VOD sites. and assets. Asset Manager Workstation The VOD Asset Manager Workstation provides a complete asset management system that can download content files from a Content Receiver. So the servers will be manageable from this interface usually using Mstsc (Microsoft Remote Desktop). For the VOD. it mainly consists in control commands (DSMCC) and web traffic generated by TV business when the subscriber browses the VOD catalog. this is very simplistic: it is just a link between the Axiom command center and the video server. also called Server-to-Server network is used for the servers to communicate together. The VOD Asset Manager Workstation includes the following software components: Asset Manager Application Service Management Utility Encryption and Trick File (ETF) Service TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. messaging. this dedicated network is key because the assets (mpeg files) are transiting through it.7 49 . create assets.

Asset Distribution Interface (ADI) Service The VOD Asset ManagerPLUS Workstation is a central asset manager location to which assets are downloaded.7 50 . such as VOD site information. default values. Service Management Utility The Service Management Utility displays information about the variables associated with various SeaChange VOD System services. import or export assets. This application allows you to set up system information. The values of service variables can help you troubleshoot the VOD System. Assets can then be copied and distributed to multiple VOD sites from the VOD Asset ManagerPLUS Workstation. You can add and modify asset information. A VOD Asset ManagerPLUS workstation is used to move assets to multiple VOD sites from which the assets are streamed. The VOD Asset ManagerPLUS Workstation includes the following software components: Asset Manager Application Service Management Utility Encryption and Trick File (ETF) Service Asset Distribution Interface (ADI) Service Propagation Service (PS) Directory Service (DS) Asset Manager Service (IAM) The VOD Asset Manager Workstations include these software components: Asset Manager Application The Asset Manager application is the component you use to manage and monitor VOD System assets. and find and respond to errors. Encryption and Trick File Service (ETF) The ETF service is used to encrypt content and to create the trick files of the encrypted content before the Propagation service loads the content files to the Upload cluster. Asset Distribution Interface Service (ADI) TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. and default behavior for the system.

7 51 .The ADI service provides a method to transfer assets from a content provider to multiple Asset Management Systems.3 Features Receives assets imported from a Content Receiver Stores asset information (metadata) in the VOD master Directory database Lets you configure VOD site information. such as the addresses of the Directory Server. Movies on Demand) Allows you to manually add or modify all asset information TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. However. Asset Manager Service (IAM) The Asset ManagerPLUS workstation requires the Asset Manager Service. monitors and manages assets and asset elements throughout their life cycle. when the Propagation service is on the Asset ManagerPLUS workstation. SQL Database The Asset ManagerPLUS workstation requires the MS SQL 2000 database. Directory Service (DS) The Asset ManagerPLUS workstation requires the Directory service. and maintains the work queue that shows work that must be completed automatically by another service or manually by an operator. It imports assets from asset data files. Propagation Service (PS) The Asset ManagerPLUS workstation requires the Propagation service to manage the work queue entries correctly. stores and maintains asset management data in the Directory database. and information about content providers Lets you add and modify information about VOD applications (for example. 7. details about automatic import. which manages a VOD site’s assets. which maintains the asset management data for a VOD site. it does not load content files for VOD assets onto the VOD MediaClusters. It manages and controls access to the Master Directory database. which stores the asset management information.

or move) Lets you monitor work queues Lets you inspect assets that have been loaded into the VOD MediaClusters. remove. but have not yet been made available to subscribers AMPLUS workstation allows copying files to local sites TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.Allows you to pre-encrypt content files and generate the corresponding trick files Allow you to view the status of assets within the VOD System.7 52 . and manage the assets (modify.

8.7 53 . Networking Part of IPTV TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.

0 255.0 255.0 TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.7 54 .126.124.0 255.3. Sl.0 255.0 239.0 192.232.0 255.120.0 Mask 255.255.0 255.0 192.255.5.DCM pair 6 IPTV .6.7.DCM pair 3 IPTV .255.1 IP Addressing and Naming convention Following are the VLAN details defined for IPTV network.# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Subnet Purpose IPTV .255.0 255.255.0 192.168.0 239.255.0 239.0 Sl.255.DCM pair 4 IPTV . 239.1.0 255.DCM pair 7 Subnet Mask 255.0 255.255.# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 VLAN Name 5 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 NMS FTA IPTVSBEN IPTVSFEN VoDDN VoDPN Premium1 Premium1 Enc Premium2 Premium2 Enc Description Management Free to Air Channels IPTV Servers Back End Network IPTV Servers Front End Network VoD Delivery Network VoD Propagation Network Pay channels Encrypted Channels to Network Pay Channels Encrypted Channels to Network IP Range 192.232.4.DCM pair 2 IPTV .255.232.0 pair 1 IPTV .128.255.0 192.0 192.127.0 pair 5 IPTV .255.255.0 192. 192.72 IPTV Seachange Srv3 192.64 Services SA IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV DCM1-1 DCM2-1 DCM3-1 DCM4-1 DCM5-1 DCM6-1 DCM7-1 192.168.113 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 Gi 10/32 Gi 10/33 Gi 10/34 Gi 10/35 Gi 10/36 Gi 10/37 Gi 10/38 BDC-DC4 Service Seachange IPTV Axiom -AM 192.168.63 IPTV Axiom -DS 192.65 IPTV Seachange Srv1 IPTV Seachange Srv2 192.72 192.168.105 192.120.113 192.101 192.125.101 192.124.74 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 BDC-DC2 Gi 10/25 Gi 10/26 Gi 10/27 Gi 10/28 Gi 11/29 Gi 11/30 Gi 11/31 Server Name Server IP address DC-Switch Name DC-Switch Port IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV DCM1-2 DCM2-2 DCM3-2 DCM4-2 DCM5-2 DCM6-2 DCM7-2 192.168.72 192.105 192.121 192.127.64 IPTV Axiom -DS BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 Gi 10/19 Gi 10/20 Gi 10/21 TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.121.74 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 Gi 10/26 Gi 11/4 Gi 10/27 Gi 11/5 Gi 11/6 Gi 10/28 Gi 11/7 Gi 11/8 Gi10/29 Gi11/9 Gi 11/10 Gi 10/30 Gi11/11 Gi 11/12 Gi 10/31 Gi11/13 Gi 11/14 Gi 10/32 Gi11/15 Gi 11/16 Server Name Server IP address DC-Switch Name DC-Switch Port SA IPTV IPTV DCM1-1 DCM2-1 DCM3-1 IPTV Seachange Srv4 192.117 192.113 192.71 192.105 192.168.7 55 .168.73 192.168.

46 IPTV Cypher VOD Srv 192.44 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 Gi 10/36 Gi 10/37 Gi 10/38 Gi 10/39 Gi 10/40 Gi 10/41 Gi 10/42 Gi 11/17 Gi 10/43 Gi 10/44 Gi 10/45 Gi 10/46 Gi 10/47 With respect to the Networking part for IPTV. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.168.115 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 Gi 10/12 Gi 10/13 Gi 10/14 Gi 10/15 Gi 10/16 Gi 10/17 Gi 10/18 Minerva IPTV Boot/App/Admin Srv 192.44 192.42 IPTV IPTV Cypher EIM Srv Cypher EMMG Srv 192.111 192.125.107 192.111 BDC-DC4 IPTV BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 Gi 10/22 Gi 10/23 Gi 10/24 Gi 10/25 IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV DCM1-2 DCM2-2 DCM3-2 DCM4-2 DCM5-2 DCM6-2 DCM7-2 192.42 192.168.127. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0143 “. 192.168.11 IPTV BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 BDC-DC4 Gi 10/33 Gi 10/34 Gi 10/35 DB 192.168.107 192.11 IPTV Cypher Core Srv 192.115 192.125.103 192.103 192.7 56 .168.168.47 IPTV Cypher Broadcast Srv2 192.168.121. detail designing is described in the “Data Center Design Documentation.115 192.43 192.126.168.IPTV IPTV IPTV IPTV DCM4-1 DCM5-1 DCM6-1 DCM7-1 WideVine IPTV Cypher Broadcast Srv1

2.7 57 . From the STB to the Middleware The STB starts the communications with iTVManager to gather the info needed MW info: Subscribers. Channels.525 Set Top Box: SA IPP 330 Sequential steps and the procedure for Booting Process and Renting an Asset Flow during the Booting Process of STB 1.9. etc… Flow during the Renting of an Encrypted Asset 1.x Video on Demand: SeaChange 3. Booting Process STB initial process of proceeding for Booting up with various vendor components and their respective versions • • • • Middleware: Minerva iTVManager 3.0. From the STB to the CAS The STB with the assigned IP starts the client/communications with the CAS 3. From the STB to the Middleware The STB requests to purchase an asset from the asset list The request reaches iTVManager 2. Subscribed channels. From the STB to the DHCP Server The STB boots up The internal OS starts The STB asks a DHCP address from the Data Center server The DHCP Server assigns an IP address to the STB 2.1 Conditional Access: Widevine 4. From the Middleware to the CAS and back to the STB iTVManager sends the key-request to the CAS TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0.5.

5. “ IPTV HeadEnd System Design for BDC” TPQ-ITV-GP55-DOC-0002. From the CAS to the STB and from the STB to the VOD server The CAS gives the key to the STB The STB sends playback request to the Video Server 10.7 58 . 3. “ Data Center & Services Module BoD” TPQ-GP55-DOC-0125.iTVManager sends playback info (VOD location) to the STB 3. TPQ-GP55-DOC-0119. References 1. “ Network Requirements for The Pearl Qatar IPTV Solution ” TPQ-GP55-DOC-0143. “ Channel List ” 6. 4. “ IPTV HeadEnd System for PDC ” TPQ-GP55-DOC-0126 Version 0. TPQ-ITV-GP55-DWG-0003. “ Metro Ethernet Infrastructure BoD ” TPQ-ITV-GP55-DWG-0001. 2.

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