The objectives of the project are:
- Derive the functional architecture for the IMS-based IPTV service platform over DVB-S2 based adaptive Ka-band satellite systems for three service categories: broadcast, deferred download content on demand and interactive services integrated with TV programming;
- Define the specifications for the end-to-end IMS-based IPTV service platform derived from existing terrestrial standards and optimized for the reference satellite system scenario. Contributions to the relevant standardization groups (e.g. ETSI TISPAN, Open IPTV Forum) will be provided if adaptations are necessary.
- Identification of technology gaps from existing solutions for the deployment of the end-to-end platform over the reference satellite system scenario. The technology gaps analysis will address both, the service platform and the underlying satellite transport network;
- Definition, design, development and testing in a laboratory environment, of an end-to-end demonstrator representative of the satellite system and the IMS-based IPTV service platform. The test campaign will include the end-to-end performance assessment for each of the three service categories.