'Interactive TV Standards' Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: The Middleware Market
    • Why Do We Need Open Standards?
      • Driving Forces Behind Open-standard Middleware
      • Correcting the Fragmented ITV Market
    • What Are DVB and CableLabs?
      • The Digital Video Broadcasting Project
      • CableLabs
    • A History Lesson: The Background of MHP and OCAP
    • The MHP Family Tree
      • JavaTV: A Common Standard for DTV
      • Harmonization: Globally Executable MHP
    • The Difficult Part of Standardization
    • Intellectual Property and Royalties
    • Where Do We Go from Here?
    • Open Versus Proprietary Middleware
  • Chapter 2: A Brief Introduction to Digital TV
    • The Consumer Perspective
    • Customizable TV
    • Understanding DTV Services
      • Producing DTV Content
      • Elementary Streams
      • Transport Streams
      • The Multiplexing Process
    • Carrying Transport Streams in the Network
      • Energy Dispersal
      • Error Correction
      • Modulation
    • Cable, Satellite, and Terrestrial Broadcasting
    • Broadcasting Issues and Business Opportunities
    • Subscriber Management and Scrambling
    • The Subscriber Management System
    • The Return Channel: Technical and Commercial Considerations
  • Chapter 3: Middleware Architecture
    • MHP and OCAP Are Not Java
    • They Are Not the Web, Either
    • Working in the Broadcast World
    • The Anatomy of an MHP/OCAP Receiver
    • The Navigator
    • Differences in OCAP
      • A New Navigator: The Monitor Application
      • Modules in the Execution Engine
    • Architectural Issues for Implementers
      • Choosing a Java VM
      • Sun's JVM or a Clean-room Implementation?
      • The Impact of the Java Community Process
      • Portability
      • Performance issues
  • Chapter 4: Applications and Application Management
    • An Introduction to Xlets
    • Xlet Contexts
    • Writing Your First Xlet
    • Dos and Don'ts for Application Developers
    • Application Signaling
    • Extending the AIT
    • Controlling Xlets
    • Registering Unbound Applications
    • Making Applications Coexist Reliably
    • Pitfalls for Middleware Developers
  • Chapter 5: The JavaTV Service Model
    • What Happens During Service Selection?
    • Abstract Services
      • Managing Abstract Services in OCAP
      • Registering Applications
      • Selecting Abstract Services
  • Chapter 6: Resource Management Issues
    • Introducing the Resource Notification API
    • Using the resource Notification API
    • Handling Resource Contention
    • Resource Management in OCAP
      • Resource Contention Before Version I12
      • Resource Contention in Later Versions
      • Common Features of Resource Contention Handling
      • An Example
      • Resource Management Strategies in OCAP
    • Merging OCAP and MHP Resource Management
  • Chapter 7: Graphics APIs
    • The Display Model in a DTV Receiver
      • HScreens and HScreenDevices
      • Configuring Screen devices
      • Screen Devices and Resource Management
      • A Practical Example of Device Configuration
    • HScenes and HSceneTemplates
      • Creating an HScene
      • Developing Applications Using HScenes
    • The HAVi Widget Set
      • Changing the Look of Your Application
      • HLooks in Practice
      • The Behavior of Components in MHP and OCAP
      • Interacting with Components
    • Coordinate Schemes
    • Integrating Graphics and Video
      • Transparency
      • Mattes and Alpha Compositing
      • Images
    • Text Presentation
      • Multilingual Support
      • Using Fonts
    • Handling User Input
      • Keyboard Events and Input Focus
      • Exclusive Access to Keyboard Events
    • Practical Issues for DTV Graphics
  • Chapter 8: Basic MPEG Concepts in MHP and OCAP
    • Content Referencing in the MHP and OCAP APIs
    • Locators for DVB Streaming Content
    • Locators for Streaming Content in OCAP Systems
    • Locators for Files
    • Locators for Video Drips
    • Locator Classes
    • Creating a Locator
    • Network-bound Locators
  • Chapter 9: Reading Service Information
    • Service information and other system components
    • Why do we need two SI APIs?
    • Caching strategies
    • In-band vs. out-of-band service information
    • The DVB SI API
      • The SI Database
      • Making an SI Request
      • Getting the Results of a Query
      • SI Events
      • An Example
      • Monitoring SI
      • Low-level Access to SI Data
    • Using the JavaTV SI API
      • Basic Concepts
      • Handling the Results from an SI Query
      • The Core SI API
      • Access to Transport Information
      • Access to Information About Services
      • Access to Information About Events
      • Monitoring SI
    • The OCAP SI Extensions
    • System Integration
      • Caching SI
      • Building API Implementations
      • Handling Event Handlers
      • Performance Issues
  • Chapter 10: Section Filtering
    • Hardware Versus Software Section Filters
    • Using Section Filters
    • The Section-filtering API
      • Section Filters
      • Types of Section Filter
    • Section Filter Groups
    • Section Filter Events
    • An Example
    • The Middleware Perspective: Event Dispatching
    • Managing Section Filter Resources
      • Managing Section Filters in Your Application
      • Managing Section Filters in the Middleware
  • Chapter 11: Media Control
    • Content Referencing in JMF
    • Basic JMF Concepts
      • The Player Creation Process
      • A Closer Look at Data Sources
    • JMF Players
      • The Player State
      • Player Events
      • Time bases, Clocks, and the Media Time
      • DSM-CC Normal Play Time
    • Controls
    • JMF Extensions for DTV
    • Using Players to Control Players
    • A DTV Special Case: The Video Drip Content Format
    • JMF in the Broadcast World
      • Getting a Player for the Current Service
      • Players and Service Selection
      • Integrating Video with AWT
      • Subtitles, Closed Captions, and JMF Players
    • Managing Resources in JMF
    • Restrictions on Another Resource: Tuning
    • Playing Audio from Sources Other Than Files
  • Chapter 12: DSM-CC and Broadcast File Systems
    • DSM-CC background
      • Why Choose DSM-CC?
      • Isn't There Better Documentation?
    • An overview of DSM-CC
      • Object Carousels
      • An Example Object Carousel
    • More Than Just a File System
      • Normal Play Time
      • Stream Events
      • The Relationship Between NPT and Stream Events
    • DSM-CC in Detail
      • Data Carousels
      • Object Carousels
      • Multi Protocol Encapsulation
    • DSM-CC and SI
      • DSM-CC Streams and the PMT
      • DSM-CC Descriptors
    • DSM-CC Messages
      • Data Carousel Messages
      • Object Carousel Messages
      • Referring to Streams and Objects
      • Transporting Object Carousels in Data Carousels
    • Parsing DSM-CC Messages
    • Using the DSM-CC API
      • Manipulating DSM-CC Objects
      • Mounting an Object Carousel
      • An Example
      • Updating Objects
      • Synchronization: Stream Events and NPT
    • Practical Issues
      • Latency and Caching Strategies
      • Latency Issues and Application Design
      • Application Management and File System Issues
      • System Integration Issues
  • Chapter 13: Security in MHP and OCAP
    • How Much Security Is Too Much?
    • The MHP and OCAP Security Model
      • Permissions
      • Permission Request Files
      • Signed and Unsigned Applications
    • Signing Applications
      • Hash Files
      • Signature Files
      • Certificates
      • An Example of the Signing Process
    • Revoking Certificates: The Certificate Revocation List
    • Distributing Certificate Revocation Lists
    • Differences Between MHP and OCAP
  • Chapter 14: Communicating with Other Xlets
    • Class Loader Physics in MHP
    • The Inter-Xlet Communication Model
      • Using Remote Method Invocation
      • Problems with RMI
      • RMI Extensions
    • An Example of Inter-Xlet Communication
    • Practical Issues
      • Generating Stub Classes
      • Calling Remote Methods
      • Arguments and Return Values
      • Managing Stub Classes
  • Chapter 15: Building Applications with HTML
    • Application Boundaries
    • The Core Standards of DVB-HTML
      • CSS Support
      • Scripting Support
      • Dynamic HTML
    • Developing Applications in DVB-HTML
      • Navigating a DVB-HTML Application
      • Special URLs
      • Displaying an HTML Application
      • Transparent Elements
      • Embedding Video in Your Application
    • DVB-HTML Application Signaling
    • Events and HTML Applications
      • Life Cycle Events
      • Stream Events and DOM Events
      • System Events
    • Coexistence of HTML and Java Applications
      • Accessing Java APIs from ECMAScript
      • Extending the Document Object Model
    • Real-world HTML Support
    • The Future of DVB-HTML
  • Chapter 16: MHP 1.1
    • The Internet Access Profile
      • The Philosophy of the Internet Client API
      • Using the Internet Client API
      • General Operations on Internet Clients
      • E-mail Clients
      • Web Browsers
      • News Readers
      • A Practical Example
    • Inner Applications
      • Creating an Inner Application
      • Drawing an Inner Application
      • The Life Cycle of Inner Applications
    • Stored Applications
    • Plug-ins
      • Plug-ins and Application Signaling
      • Building a Plug-in
    • The Smart Card API
      • The OCF Architecture
      • Querying the Smart Card Reader
      • Using Card Services
      • A Practical Example
      • Implementing a Card Service
    • MHP 1.1 in the Real World
  • Chapter 17: Advanced Topics
    • Using the Return Channel
      • Return Channel Interfaces
      • Getting Access to a Return Channel Interface
      • Connection-based Return Channels
      • Using a Return Channel
    • Advanced Application Management
      • Getting Information About an Application
      • Controlling Applications
      • Managing Applications in an OCAP Receiver
    • Tuning to a Different Transport Stream
      • Network Interfaces
      • Finding the Right Network Interface
      • Tuning to a New Transport Stream
      • Tuning Events
      • Resource Management in the Tuning API
      • An Example of Tuning
      • Tuning and Other Components
  • Chapter 18: Building a Common Middleware Platform
    • GEM and Other Standards
    • Replacement Mechanisms
    • What GEM Means for Middleware Implementers
    • Design Issues
      • Porting to a New Hardware Platform
      • Customizing Our Middleware
      • Developing Other Middleware Solutions
    • Techniques for Improving Reusability
      • Designing Reusable Components
      • Reusability Outside GEM
    • An Example: The SI Component
    • Limits to Reusability
  • Chapter 19: Deploying MHP and OCAP
    • From Vertical Markets to Horizontal Markets
    • The Fight for Eyeballs: Cable, Satellite, and Terrestrial
    • A Mandatory Middleware Platform?
    • Switching Off Analog
    • Making Money from ITV
      • The Good News
      • The Bad News
    • Other Types of Services
      • 'MHP lite' and Low-end Solutions
    • Interoperability
    • MHP Interoperability Events and Plug-fests
    • Conformance Testing
      • Anomalies in the Conformance Testing Program
      • The MHP Conformance Testing Process
      • Testing MHP: A Case Study
      • Testing OCAP
      • Compliance and Quality
    • Head-end Requirements
      • Remultiplexing Issues
      • Conditional Access
    • Using Object Carousels
    • OTA Download and Engineering Channels
    • Convergence with the Internet: Fact or Fiction?
  • Appendix A: DVB Service Information
    • The Organization of SI
      • Descriptors
      • Transmitting an SI Table
    • Program-specific Information
    • Conditional Access Information
    • A Look at DVB SI
      • Finding Information About the Network
      • Bouquets
      • Describing Services in DVB
      • Describing Events
      • Telling the Time
    • Putting It All Together
    • Optimizing Bandwidth Usage: The TSD Table
  • Appendix B: ATSC Service Information
    • Describing Available Channels
      • The Virtual Channel Table
      • Describing Individual Channels
    • Event Information
    • Event Information in a Satellite Network
    • Extended Text Descriptions
      • Extended Text Messages
      • Extended Descriptions in a Satellite Network
    • Parental Ratings
    • Advanced Functions: Redirecting Channels
    • Telling the Time Correctly
    • Putting It All Together
      • PSIP Profiles in Cable Systems
      • Broadcasting PSIP Data