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MPEG-21 in broadcasting: the novel digital broadcast item model
Author(s): Artur R. Lugmayr; Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi; Itaru Kaneko; Jong-Nam Kim; Claudio Alberti; Sadigurschi Yona; Jaejoon Kim; Maria Teresa Andrade; Seppo Kalli
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Paper Abstract

The MPEG experts are currently developing the MPEG-21 set of standards and this includes a framework and specifications for digital rights management (DRM), delivery of quality of services (QoS) over heterogeneous networks and terminals, packaging of multimedia content and other things essential for the infrastructural aspects of multimedia content distribution. Considerable research effort is being applied to these new developments and the capabilities of MPEG-21 technologies to address specific application areas are being investigated. One such application area is broadcasting, in particular the development of digital TV and its services. In more practical terms, digital TV addresses networking, events, channels, services, programs, signaling, encoding, bandwidth, conditional access, subscription, advertisements and interactivity. MPEG-21 provides an excellent framework of standards to be applied in digital TV applications. Within the scope of this research work we describe a new model based on MPEG-21 and its relevance to digital TV: the digital broadcast item model (DBIM). The goal of the DBIM is to elaborate the potential of MPEG-21 for digital TV applications. Within this paper we focus on a general description of the DBIM, quality of service (QoS) management and metadata filtering, digital rights management and also present use-cases and scenarios where the DBIM’s role is explored in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5297, Real-Time Imaging VIII, (18 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529672
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Artur R. Lugmayr, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi, France Telecom R&D (France)
Itaru Kaneko, Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Jong-Nam Kim, Korean Broadcasting System (South Korea)
Claudio Alberti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Sadigurschi Yona, NDS Technologies (Israel)
Jaejoon Kim, Daegu Univ. (South Korea)
Maria Teresa Andrade, INESC (Portugal)
Seppo Kalli, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5297:
Real-Time Imaging VIII
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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