Approach

H2B2VS is divided into three technical work packages that will allow practical demonstrations, contributions to standardization bodies and scientific publications. These work packages are:

  • Hybrid Broadcast Broadband architecture and use case definition,
  • Impact of the hybrid distribution on future technologies,
  • Demonstrators.

Close cooperation between all these work packages is key to guarantee an optimized architecture as these topics have many interdependencies and this may enable the joint architecture optimization.

H2B2VS approach

Additionally, another work package is setup to ensure the dissemination and the industrial exploitation of the results of the project.

The two main objectives of the first technical work package are the definition of the system architecture and the identification of the use cases that this architecture can address.

In the second technical work package, the main objective is to implement the main components of the project. These components impact most of the elements of the architecture defined in the previous work package. They are organized in five blocks:

  • HEVC video encoding/decoding tools,
  • Content transport and synchronization between Broadband and Broadcast networks,
  • Improvement of the CDN to support hybrid delivery networks,
  • Adaptation of the terminals to the hybrid architecture,
  • End to end content protection on hybrid networks.

The setup of demonstrators in the third technical work package will make use of the components developed in the previous one, following an iterative process and allowing a progressive integration of these components (one step every 6 months).