CN102082620B - Method for providing EPG (Electronic Program Guide), server and WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) service system - Google Patents

Method for providing EPG (Electronic Program Guide), server and WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) service system Download PDF

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CN102082620B
CN102082620B CN 200910178396 CN200910178396A CN102082620B CN 102082620 B CN102082620 B CN 102082620B CN 200910178396 CN200910178396 CN 200910178396 CN 200910178396 A CN200910178396 A CN 200910178396A CN 102082620 B CN102082620 B CN 102082620B
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本发明涉及一种电子节目菜单提供方法,包括:EPG服务器接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求,并判断所述客户端是否通过业务认证;如果未通过业务认证,则通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息,否则通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 The present invention relates to an EPG providing method, comprising: acquiring EPG server receives a request of the EPG information sent by the client, and determines whether the client through the service authentication; if it is not authenticated by the service, through an interaction channel to the unicast clients include the complete information required to pay access charges and the first channel of the channel list EPG information and billing information needs to pay operating costs, otherwise the end unicast including the need to pay to access the client through an interaction channel the second EPG information into the full information and operational costs of the channel. 本发明还涉及一种电子节目菜单服务器和WiFi业务系统。 The present invention further relates to an electronic program guide service system server and WiFi. 本发明通过不同方式向客户端下发EPG信息来完成对收费频道接收信息的控制,既实现了业务保护和业务订购,也降低了组网的复杂度和网络建设的成本。 To the client terminal according to the present invention, EPG information issued by the different ways to accomplish the control of premium channel reception information, only to achieve the service subscription and service protection, but also reduces the cost and complexity of the network of network construction.

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电子节目菜单提供方法、服务器及WiFi业务系统 EPG providing method, server and WiFi service system

技术领域 FIELD

[0001 ] 本发明涉及通信领域,尤其涉及一种电子节目菜单提供方法、服务器及WiFi业务系统。 [0001] The present invention relates to the field of communications, particularly to a method of providing the EPG, service server and WiFi systems.

背景技术 Background technique

[0002] 双向网络与IP组播网络相结合可以向用户提供多媒体广播业务,这种融合网络能够将广播信道的高带宽、低成本的承载优势与双向网络的互动支持、用户管理、客服、计费的优势结合起来,进行优势互补,为用户提供高品质、高可靠性、互动性强的个性化服务。 [0002] IP multicast network and a bidirectional network combining multimedia broadcast service may be provided to the user, such interaction can be converged network to support high bandwidth broadcast channel, low-cost advantages of the bidirectional bearer networks, user management, customer service, meter combine the advantages of cost, complementary advantages, to provide users with high-quality, high reliability, interactive and personalized service.

[0003] 双向网络是相对于单向的广播信道而言,目前机顶盒所使用的有线电视网络或者地面数字广播信道都是属于单向网络,这种网络中服务器和客户端没有互动,而互联网、通信网都属于双向网络。 [0003] with respect to two-way network is a unidirectional broadcast channel, a cable television network set top box is currently used or terrestrial digital broadcast channel belong to the one-way network, such a network without the client and server interaction, and the Internet, two-way communication network belong to a network. 单向网络很难了解用户信息,而双向网络则易于实现对用户信息的获取。 One-way network user information is difficult to understand, but it is easy to implement two-way network access to user information.

[0004] 电子节目菜单(EPG)是数字电视以及网络电视中的重要业务,通过屏幕向用户提供由文字、图形和图像组成的人机交互界面,负责多媒体节目和各种增值业务的导航、交互等。 [0004] Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is a digital TV and network TV is an important business, providing interactive interface of text, graphics and images to the user through the screen composed, in charge of multimedia programs and a variety of value-added services of navigation, interactivity Wait. 在数字电视中,所有视频、音频、文字、图片等经数字化处理后都变成了数据,并按照一定的标准打包,形成固定长度的传送包,然后将这些数据包进行复用,形成传送码流(TS),通常一个频道对应一个TS流,一个频道的TS流由多个节目及业务组成.在TS流中携带EPG信息,EPG信息可以对整个系统所有码流、系统传输内容、广播数据流的编排和时间表等的数据进行描述,否则如果缺乏EPG信息,数字电视的终端设备将无法找到需要的码流。 In digital television, all of the video, audio, text, graphics, etc. by digital processing have become data, and packaged in accordance with certain criteria, forming transport packets of fixed length, then these packets are multiplexed to form a transmission code stream (TS), a channel generally corresponds to a TS stream, a TS stream by a plurality of channel programs and operational components. EPG information carried in the TS stream, EPG information may be the entire system for all streams, the content transmission system, the broadcast data scheduling and schedule data streams such as described, or if the lack of EPG information, digital television terminal equipment will not be able to find streams need.

[0005] 在多媒体广播业务的开展过程,为了维护运营商利益、实现个性化服务、保证个人隐私,需要对节目内容进行业务保护,控制组播地址的发送和使用,实现对用户的认证授权,从而阻止未授权(订购)用户的非法接入。 [0005] In carrying out the process of multimedia broadcasting service, in order to safeguard the interests of operators, personalized service, ensure privacy, the need for program content service protection, control and sending multicast addresses, authentication and authorization of users to achieve, thereby preventing unauthorized (ordered) the illegal access users.

[0006] 在实现业务保护方面,现有的OMA BCAST标准体系中已经给出了基于智能卡的手机电视业务保护方案,通过对节目流进行加密,然后向用户发送解密密钥的方式实现。 [0006] in the realization of service protection, the existing OMA BCAST standard system has been given mobile TV services based on smart card protection scheme, implemented by way of the program stream is encrypted, then the decryption key is sent to the user. 为保证密钥在传输过程中的安全,在网络中传送的密钥都是被加密的,业务密钥标识等相关信息、加密的节目流密钥及相关的接收控制信息形成MIKEY包,将数据包封装在一定的消息格式里传递。 In order to ensure safety during the transmission key, the key is transmitted in the network is encrypted, the service key identifier and other related information, the encrypted program key and the related flow control information received form MIKEY packet data transfer packet is encapsulated in the format of certain messages. 采用此方案与移动运营商控制的用户信息紧密绑定,使得移动运营商的控制力度高,并且能够支持漫游。 This program uses user information with the mobile operator controlled tightly bound, so that a high degree of control over the mobile operator, and can support roaming. 但是方案的复杂度和实现的成本较高。 But the high cost and complexity of the realization of the program.

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[0007] 本发明的目的是提出一种电子节目菜单提供方法、服务器及WiFi业务系统,能够在双向网络上实现对不同用户访问权限的控制来实现业务,从而降低组网的复杂度和建网的成本。 [0007] The object of the present invention is to propose a method of providing EPG, server and WiFi service system, it is possible to control access rights to different users on networks to achieve bidirectional traffic, thereby reducing the complexity of networking and networking the cost of.

[0008] 为实现上述目的,本发明提供了一种电子节目菜单提供方法,包括: [0008] To achieve the above object, the present invention provides an EPG providing method, comprising:

[0009] EPG服务器接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求,并判断所述客户端是否通过业务认证;[0010] 如果未通过业务认证,则通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息,否则通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 EPG information acquisition request [0009] EPG server receives the client sent, and determines whether the client through the service authorization; [0010] If the service authentication is not passed, then through an interaction channel to the client need to pay unicast comprising For complete information channels to pay access charges and the first EPG channel list information and billing information needs to pay operating costs, otherwise the end unicast channels including pay access charges and operating costs to the customer's needs through an interactive channel the second EPG information complete information.

[0011] 为实现上述目的,本发明提供了一种电子节目菜单服务器,包括: [0011] To achieve the above object, the present invention provides an EPG server, comprising:

[0012] 业务认证判断模块,用于接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求,并判断所述客户端是否通过业务认证; [0012] The authentication service determination module configured to receive EPG information acquisition request sent by the client, and determines whether the client through the service authorization;

[0013] 第一单播模块,用于在所述客户端未通过业务认证时,通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息; [0014] 第二单播模块,用于在所述客户端通过业务认证时,通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 [0013] The first unicast module, when the end of the service authentication is not used by the client by unicast information comprising the complete payment of access charges required have to pay channel and an interaction channel to the operational costs of the client EPG information of the first charging information and the channel list; [0014] second unicast module, for when the client through the service authorization, through an interactive channel to the client comprises a unicast required to pay access charges and second complete EPG information channels operating costs of information.

[0015] 为实现上述目的,本发明提供了一种包括前述电子节目菜单服务器的WiFi业务系统,还包括: [0015] To achieve the above object, the present invention provides a WiFi service system including the EPG server, further comprising:

[0016] 组播服务器,用于接收客户端发送的用户定制的频道信息,并根据该用户定制的频道信息将相应的业务和节目信息同步到所述EPG服务器; [0016] The multicast server, a custom channel information sent by a client and based on the customized information corresponding service channel and program information to the EPG server synchronization;

[0017] 客户端,用于通过广播信道和/或交互信道从所述EPG服务器获取EPG信息,并在用户界面对所述EPG信息进行展示和控制。 [0017] client for acquiring EPG information from the EPG server through a broadcast channel and / or interaction channel, and display the EPG information and controlling the user interface.

[0018] 基于上述技术方案,本发明通过不同方式向客户端下发EPG信息来完成对收费频道接收信息的控制,既实现了业务保护和业务订购,也降低了组网的复杂度和网络建设的成本。 [0018] Based on the above technical solution, the present invention is accomplished in different ways by the client to send EPG information for controlling the reception of the premium channels, only to achieve the service subscription and service protection, but also reduces the complexity of networking and networking the cost of.

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[0019] 此处所说明的附图用来提供对本发明的进一步理解,构成本申请的一部分,本发明的示意性实施例及其说明用于解释本发明,并不构成对本发明的不当限定。 [0019] The drawings described herein are provided for further understanding of the present invention, constitute a part of this application, exemplary embodiments of the present invention are used to explain the present invention without unduly limiting the present invention. 在附图中: In the drawings:

[0020] 图I为本发明WiFi业务系统的一实施例的结构示意图。 [0020] Figure I a schematic structural diagram of an embodiment of the present invention WiFi service system.

[0021] 图2为本发明电子节目菜单提供方法的一实施例的流程示意图。 A flow diagram of an embodiment [0021] FIG. 2 EPG providing method of the present invention.

[0022] 图3为本发明电子节目菜单提供方法的另一实施例的流程示意图。 Schematic representation of another [0022] FIG. 3 EPG providing method of the present embodiment of the invention.

[0023] 图4为本发明电子节目菜单提供方法的又一实施例的信令示意图。 A further embodiment of the signaling embodiment [0023] FIG. 4 EPG providing method of the present invention. FIG.

[0024] 图5为本发明电子节目菜单服务器的一实施例的结构示意图。 Schematic structural diagram of the EPG server [0024] FIG. 5 shows an embodiment of the invention.

[0025] 图6为本发明电子节目菜单服务器的另一实施例的结构示意图。 A schematic view of another embodiment of the structure [0025] FIG. 6 EPG server embodiment of the present invention.

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[0026] 下面通过附图和实施例,对本发明的技术方案做进一步的详细描述。 [0026] The following drawings and embodiments, detailed description of the further aspect of the present invention.

[0027] 本发明通过控制EPG的下发方式,根据用户的认证和所拥有的权限选择广播或单播的方式向用户提供网络资源,对于未认证的用户,只能接收到网络侧广播的免费资源的完整信息和收费资源的列表,而得到接入认证的用户可以收到网络侧单播的经授权的只收取接入费用的收费资源的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道列表和收费信息,同时得到接入认证和业务认证的用户可以收到网络侧单播的经授权的收取接入费用和业务费用的收费资源的完整信息,从而既实现了运营商对内容的控制,维护运营商的利益,实现个性化服务、保证个人隐私,也在EPG信息的传送管道上实现了分离,未认证用户无法根据广播通道获取到收费资源的接入信息,从而保证了EPG信息的安全性,阻止未授权(订购)用户的非法接入。 [0027] The present invention delivers controlled by the EPG, the user authentication and permission have selected broadcast or unicast manner to provide network resources to a user, the user is not authenticated, the network side can only receive the free broadcast For a complete list of resources and rates of resources, and get access to authenticated users can receive complete information network unicast authorized fees charged only resource access charges and fees paid channel list and operational costs needed complete information, and get access authentication and service authentication of users can receive the authorized network resources unicast fees charged access fees and operating costs, which not only realized the operator control over the content, maintenance operations business interests, and personalized service, ensure privacy, but also to achieve a separation of the EPG transmission pipeline information, unauthorized users can not get access to information resources based on broadcast channel charge, thus ensuring the safety of the EPG information, prevent unauthorized (ordered) the illegal access users.

[0028] 如图I所示,为本发明WiFi业务系统的一实施例的结构示意图。 Schematic structural diagram of [0028] FIG I, the present invention is a WiFi service system embodiment. 在本实施例中,WiFi业务系统包括:EPG服务器I、组播服务器2和客户端3。 In the present embodiment, WiFi service system comprising: EPG server I, multicast server 2 and client 3. 客户端3通过WiFi网络与EPG服务器I和组播服务器2通信。 The client 3 through the communication with a WiFi network multicast server and the EPG server I 2.

[0029] EPG服务器I负责对从组播服务器同步的业务和节目信息进行综合和描述,生成EPG信息,并可以通过广播信道或交互信道将EPG信息提供给客户端。 [0029] I EPG server is responsible for synchronizing service and program information from the multicast server and comprehensive description, generating EPG information and EPG information may be provided to the client through a broadcast channel or an interaction channel. 组播服务器2负责接收客户端发送的用户定制的频道信息,并根据该用户定制的频道信息将相应的业务和节目信息同步到EPG服务器I。 Customized multicast server 2 channel information sent by the client is responsible for receiving, and customized according to the user's traffic channel information and program information corresponding to the EPG server synchronization I. 客户端3则负责从网络侧获取EPG信息,并通过用户界面提供给用户EPG信息的展示和控制。 The client 3 is responsible for obtaining EPG information from the network side, and supplied to display and control the user through the user interface the EPG information.

[0030] 在双向的WiFi网络中包括了两个不同的逻辑信道:广播信道和交互信道,其中广播信道是由网络侧将内容下行广播给客户端,交互信道是由网络侧将内容以单播的方式推送给客户端。 [0030] includes a bidirectional WiFi network, two different logical channels: a broadcast channel and the interaction channel, wherein the broadcast channel by the network side content downlink broadcast to the client, interactive channel by the network side, the content in a unicast way pushed to the client.

[0031] 基于上述WiFi业务系统,本发明还提供了几种EPG提供方法的实施例对本发明的发明构思进行说明。 [0031] WiFi service system based on the above, the present invention provides several embodiments of EPG providing method of the present general inventive concept will be described. 如图2所示,为本发明电子节目菜单提供方法的一实施例的流程示意图。 A flow diagram of an embodiment shown in Figure 2, the EPG providing method of the present invention. 本实施例包括: This embodiment comprises:

[0032] 步骤101、EPG服务器接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求; [0032] Step 101, EPG server receives the EPG information acquisition request sent by the client;

[0033] 步骤102、EPG服务器判断客户端是否通过业务认证,是则执行步骤104,否则执行步骤103 ; [0033] Step 102, EPG server determines whether the client through the service authorization, a step 104 is performed, otherwise step 103 is performed;

[0034] 步骤103、EPG服务器通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息; [0034] Step 103, EPG server unicast information comprising the complete payment of access charges required channels and channel list and accounting information needs to pay operating expenses of the EPG information to the first client through an interaction channel;

[0035] 步骤104、EPG服务器通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 [0035] Step 104, EPG server unicast information comprising the complete payment of the access and operational costs of the required channel to said second client EPG information through an interactive channel.

[0036] 在本实施例中,EPG服务器根据用户的业务认证情况选择下发内容,对于未通过业务认证的用户,通过交互信道提供需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道列表和收费信息,而对已通过业务认证的用户,则通过交互信道提供需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的完整信息,这就使得EPG服务器可以对使用用户进行业务内容的管理,对收费的节目可以根据权限进行保护,避免将收取业务费用的频道的信息提供给未进行业务认证的用户而损失运营商的利益,同时通过单播方式使得用户的业务能够实现个性化。 [0036] In the present embodiment, the EPG server according to the service contents sent user authentication is selected, the user is not authenticated by the service, to provide complete information required to pay access charges by the channel and an interaction channel traffic required to pay channel list and pay the cost of information, and have been certified by business users, provides complete information on the channel to pay access charges and operating costs needs through an interactive channel, which makes the EPG server can service content using the user's management, program fees may be under the authority of protection against information channel will be charged service fees to users not conduct business certification and loss of profit operators, as well as through unicast enables business users can personalize. 另外,通过选择单播方式下发EPG信息也确保了业务使用的安全,保障用户隐私,阻止未授权用户的非法接入。 In addition, by selecting the unicast issued under EPG information is also used to ensure that the security services to protect users' privacy, prevent unauthorized users from illegal access.

[0037] 如图3所示,为本发明电子节目菜单提供方法的另一实施例的流程示意图。 Schematic flow diagram of another embodiment of [0037] 3, the EPG providing method of the present invention. 与上一实施例相比,本实施例在步骤101之前,还包括: Compared with the previous embodiment, in this embodiment, before step 101, further comprising:

[0038] 步骤100a、客户端启动后进行初始化; [0038] Step 100a, the client starts to initialize;

[0039] 步骤100b、在初始化完毕后,判断客户端是否通过接入认证,是则执行步骤101,否则执行步骤IOOc ; [0039] Step 100B, after initialization is completed, it is determined whether the client through the access authentication, a step 101 is performed, otherwise step IOOC;

[0040] 步骤100c、接收EPG服务器通过广播信道广播的包括免费频道的完整信息和收费频道的列表的第三EPG信息。 [0040] Step 100c, the server receives the EPG broadcasted through a broadcast channel list including complete information channels and premium channels a third free EPG information.

[0041] 客户端如果没有进行过接入认证,仍然可以收到EPG服务器广播的免费频道,也可以收到收费频道的列表(可以包括频道描述信息、收费信息等),如果客户端已经完成接入认证,则EPG服务器将采用单播方式传送包括收费频道的EPG信息给客户端。 [0041] If there has been no client access authentication, you can still receive free broadcast channels EPG server, you can also receive a list of premium channels (channel may include descriptive information, billing information, etc.), if the client has complete access the authentication, the EPG server unicast to the client includes an EPG information premium channels. 本实施例通过分离的不同下发通道下发EPG信息,可以保障已认证用户的隐私,也确保了业务使用的安全性,阻止未授权用户的非法接入。 In this embodiment, the EPG information sent under separate and distinct channels issued, can protect the privacy of authenticated users, but also to ensure the safety of service usage, to prevent unauthorized users from illegal access.

[0042] 在上述的实施例中,EPG服务器可以预先接收组播服务器同步的业务和节目信息,并根据业务和节目信息生成EPG信息,EPG信息包括免费频道和收费频道的信息。 [0042] In the above embodiments, the server may previously received EPG multicast server synchronization service and program information, and generates EPG information according to the service and program information, EPG information includes information on free channels and premium channels. 而在EPG服务器生成EPG信息时,可以对免费频道和收费频道进行区分,以便在向客户端下发EPG信息时,能够根据客户端的认证和授权情况选择适合下发的EPG信息内容。 And when the EPG server generates EPG information, you can distinguish between free channels and pay channels, so that when the customer delivers EPG information terminal, able to choose the content of the EPG information issued by the authentication and authorization of the client.

[0043] 组播服务器可以接收客户端发送的用户定制的频道信息,并根据该用户定制的频道信息将相应的业务和节目信息同步到EPG服务器,EPG服务器根据业务和节目信息生成EPG信息,并同时根据相应的业务和节目信息分配EPG媒体资源。 Customized channel information [0043] The multicast server may be sent by a client and based on the customized information corresponding service channel and program information to the EPG server synchronization, generates EPG server according to the service information and EPG program information, and At the same time allocating media resources according to the respective EPG and program information service.

[0044] 如图4所示,为本发明电子节目菜单提供方法的又一实施例的信令示意图。 [0044] As shown in FIG 4, the EPG provides a schematic example of the signaling method according to another embodiment of the present invention. 在本实施例中,EPG提供流程包括以下步骤: In the present embodiment, EPG providing comprises the following steps:

[0045] 步骤201、EPG服务器I和组播服务器2之间进行数据交互,参见图1,EPG服务器I向组播服务器2进行EPG数据推送,组播服务器将节目源(例如视频源等)的业务和节目信息同步到EPG服务器1,EPG服务器I可以根据接收到的业务和节目信息生成EPG信息,EPG信息可以包括免费频道和收费频道的信息。 [0045] Step 201, a multicast server and the EPG server I interaction between two data, referring to FIG. 1, I is the EPG server data push to the EPG multicast server 2, the multicast server program source (e.g., video source, etc.) synchronization services and program information to the EPG server 1, EPG server I may be generated based on the received EPG information and service program information, EPG information may include information on free channels and premium channels.

[0046] 步骤202、客户端5在初始化完成前,可以先进行接入认证,也可以不进行接入认证,客户端是否通过接入认证决定EPG服务器通过单播方式还是广播方式下发EPG信息,如果未进行接入认证,则执行步骤202a,如果已经进行接入认证,则直接执行步骤203。 [0046] Step 202, the client 5 before the initialization is complete, the access authentication may be performed first, access authentication may not be performed, by the client to decide whether access authentication server via the EPG unicast or broadcast EPG information sent if no access authentication, step 202a, if the access authentication has been performed, step 203 is executed directly.

[0047] 步骤203、EPG服务器I将包括免费频道的完整信息和收费频道的频道列表的第三EPG信息发送到广播信道3。 [0047] Step 203, EPG server I EPG information including the third transmit complete list of channels and premium channels for free information channels to broadcast channel 3. 第三PEG信息中通常不需要携带收费频道的组播地址,以避免非授权用户的非法接入。 PEG third information generally not required to carry multicast address of the premium channels, to prevent unauthorized users from illegal access.

[0048] 步骤204、广播信道3通过广播方式向客户端5下发该第三EPG信息。 [0048] Step 204, a broadcast channel by a broadcast mode 3 to the client 5 delivers EPG information to the third.

[0049] 步骤205、客户端5接收第三EPG信息,并根据第三EPG信息在用户界面展示免费频道和收费频道的列表。 [0049] Step 205, the third client 5 receives the EPG information, a list of free channels and premium channels and EPG information according to the third user interface display. 在客户端5接收到广播方式下发的第三EPG信息时,第三EPG信息对于多个客户端的使用用户来说均是相同的,用户可以在客户端上看到统一的节目界面。 The client 5 receives the broadcasting EPG information when sent to the third, the third user using EPG information for a plurality of clients who are the same, the user can see a unified interface on the client program. 由于第三EPG信息中已经包括了免费频道的完整信息,因此即使用户未购买收费频道,也可以接收免费频道的节目内容。 Since the third EPG information has been included complete information free channels, so even if the user does not purchase premium channels, program content can also receive free channels. 在免费频道的完整信息中可以包括当前节目信息、后续节目信息、播放时间、组播地址等,以及收费频道的列表和频道描述。 For complete information free channels can be included in the current program information, program follow-up information, play time, and multicast addresses, as well as a list of premium channels and channel description.

[0050] 客户端5在接收到频道列表后,可以在用户界面上先行显示,等到后台接收到完整的第三EPG信息后,再更新用户界面。 [0050] After receiving the client 5 to the channel list may be first displayed on the user interface, the background until a complete third received EPG information, and then update the user interface. 如果用户已经购买了收费频道,那么可以通过控制器或外设发出选择需要浏览的收费频道的组播资源的指令,由于用户尚未通过接入认证,此时客户端5可以显示出要求接入认证的提示消息,指示用户完成接入认证操作。 If the user has purchased premium channels, you can issue the command multicast resource of premium channels selected need to browse through a controller or peripheral, because the user has not yet passed the access authentication, then the client can show the required 5 Access Authentication the prompt message, the user indicates the completion of access authentication operation. 当用户接入认证完成后,执彳了步骤206。 When the user access authentication is completed, the step 206 executed left foot.

[0051] 步骤206、客户端5向交互信道4发出获取收费频道的EPG信息的请求。 [0051] Step 206, the client 5 EPG information acquisition request to the premium channel interactive channel 4.

[0052] 步骤207、交互信道4向EPG服务器I转发该获取收费频道的EPG信息的请求。 [0052] Step 207, the interactive channel 4 I EPG server forwards the EPG information acquisition request premium channels. [0053] 步骤208、EPG服务器I判断出客户端是否通过业务认证,如果未通过,则通过交互信道向客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道的列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息,然后客户端在接收第一EPG信息后,根据第一EPG信息在用户界面展示需要缴付接入费用的频道以及需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的列 [0053] Step 208, EPG server I judged whether the client through the service authorization, if it is not passed, then unicast to the client includes complete information needed to pay access charges paid channels and requires operational costs through an interaction channel the first channel list EPG information and billing information, and then the client after receiving the first EPG information, according to the first EPG information in the user interface shows the need to pay access charges channels and the need to pay access charges and operating expenses column channel

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[0054] 当客户端接收到获取需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的组播资源的指令时,客户端显示业务认证的提示信息,在业务认证成功后,客户端通过交互信道向EPG服务器发出获取需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的EPG信息的请求。 [0054] When a client receives obtaining multicast channel resources to pay access charges and operating costs required instruction client displays the message authentication business, in business after successful authentication, the client through an interaction channel to the EPG EPG server sends get information to pay access charges and operating costs need to channel requests. EPG服务器I向组播服务器2发出获取包含订购关系的用户定制的频道信息的请求。 EPG server I request the user to customize the channel subscription includes access to information in relation to the multicast server 2.

[0055] 步骤209、组播服务器2向EPG服务器I返回包含订购关系的用户定制的频道信 [0055] Step 209, the multicast server 2 I returns a user subscription relationship to the frequency channels customized EPG server

肩、O [0056] 步骤210、EPG服务器I向交互信道4发出包括用户定制的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 Shoulder, O [0056] Step 210, EPG information server I issued includes complete customized EPG channel information to the second interactive channel 4.

[0057] 步骤211、交互信道4向客户端5单播该包括用户定制的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 [0057] Step 211, the interactive channel 4 to the Unicast client 5 includes second EPG information complete customization information channel. 当客户端5接收到获取第二EPG信息中的需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的组播资源的指令时,通过需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的组播地址获取相应的视频内容。 When the client 5 receives the multicast resource acquisition instruction of the second channel have to pay access charges to the EPG information and operational costs, the acquired multicast address to the corresponding access channel of the payment needs and operational costs the video content.

[0058] 由于EPG服务器I是根据用户定制的频道信息来生成第二EPG信息,因此如果用户选择的收费频道未被授权,则不会收到相应的组播地址,也就无法获得相应的频道内容。 [0058] EPG server I was to generate a second EPG information based on customized channel information due, so if the user is not authorized to select premium channels, you will not receive the corresponding multicast address, will not be able to obtain the corresponding channel content.

[0059] 本领域普通技术人员可以理解:实现上述方法实施例的全部或部分步骤可以通过程序指令相关的硬件来完成,前述的程序可以存储于一计算机可读取存储介质中,该程序在执行时,执行包括上述方法实施例的步骤;而前述的存储介质包括:R0M、RAM、磁碟或者光盘等各种可以存储程序代码的介质。 [0059] Those of ordinary skill in the art can be appreciated: realize all or part of the steps of the method described above may be implemented by a program instructing relevant hardware to complete, the program may be stored in a computer readable storage medium, the program execution when, comprising the step of performing the above-described embodiment of the method; and the storage medium comprising: a variety of medium may store program codes R0M, RAM, magnetic disk, or optical disk.

[0060] 本发明还提供了几个EPG服务器的实施例。 [0060] The present invention further provides several embodiments of the EPG server. 如图5所示,为本发明电子节目菜单服务器的一实施例的结构示意图。 A structural diagram of the embodiment shown in Figure 5, the EPG server of the present invention. 在本实施例中,EPG服务器,包括:业务认证判断模块11、第一单播模块12和第二单播模块13。 In the present embodiment, the EPG server, comprising: determining the authentication service module 11, a first and a second unicast unicast module 12 module 13. 其中业务认证判断模块11用于接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求,并判断所述客户端是否通过业务认证。 Wherein the service authorization request for acquiring determination module 11 receives the EPG information sent by the client, and determines whether the client through the service authorization. 第一单播模块12用于在所述客户端未通过业务认证时,通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道的列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息。 A first module 12 for Unicast client when the terminal is not authenticated by the service, an interactive channel by unicast to the client end comprising the complete information needed to pay access charges paid channels and operating costs required channel the first list of EPG information and billing information. 第二单播模块13用于在所述客户端通过业务认证时,通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 Second unicast module 13 for the client through the authentication service, including unicast side complete payment information access and operational costs of the required channel to said second client EPG information through an interactive channel.

[0061 ] 本实施例通过不同方式向客户端下发EPG信息来完成对收费频道接收信息的控制,既实现了业务保护和业务订购,也降低了组网的复杂度和网络建设的成本。 [0061] Examples of the present embodiment to the client of the EPG information in different ways to accomplish the control of premium channel reception information, only to achieve the service subscription and service protection, but also reduces the cost and complexity of the network of network construction.

[0062] 如图6所示,为本发明电子节目菜单服务器的另一实施例的结构示意图。 [0062] As shown in FIG. 6, the EPG server to another schematic structural diagram of the embodiment of the present invention. 与上一实施例相比,本实施例还包括EPG信息生成模块10和广播模块14,EPG信息生成模块10用于根据预先接收的组播服务器同步的业务和节目信息生成EPG信息,EPG信息包括免费频道和收费频道的信息。 Compared with the previous embodiment, the present embodiment further includes an EPG information generation module 10 and radio module 14, the EPG information generating module 10 for generating EPG information according to the multicast server synchronization service previously received and program information, EPG information comprising free information channels and pay channels. 广播模块14用于通过广播信道广播包括免费频道的完整信息的第三EPG信息。 A third broadcast module 14 complete EPG information includes information on free channels by a broadcast channel.

[0063] 在另一个实施例中,EPG服务器还可以包括订购关系获取模块,用于在接收到所述客户端发出获取所述收费频道的EPG信息的请求时,从所述组播服务器获取包含订购关系的用户定制的频道信息。 [0063] In another embodiment, EPG server may further include a subscription relationship obtaining module, configured to, when the receiving client makes a request for obtaining the EPG information premium channels is obtained from the multicast server comprising user subscription relationship customized channel information.

[0064] 最后应当说明的是:以上实施例仅用以说明本发明的技术方案而非对其限制;尽管参照较佳实施例对本发明进行了详细的说明,所属领域的普通技术人员应当理解:依然可以对本发明的具体实施方式进行修改或者对部分技术特征进行等同替换;而不脱离本发明技术方案的精神,其均应涵盖在本发明请求保护的技术方案范围当中。 [0064] Finally, it should be noted that: the above embodiments are intended to illustrate the present invention rather than limiting; While the present invention has been described in detail with reference to preferred embodiments, those of ordinary skill in the art should be understood: still may be made to specific embodiments of the present invention, modifications or equivalent substitutions to some technical features; art without departing from the spirit of the present invention, which should be covered by the present invention in which the claimed technical solution range.

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1. 一种在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单提供方法,包括: 客户端在初始化完毕后,判断是否通过接入认证,是则向EPG服务器发出获取EPG信息的请求,否则接收所述EPG服务器通过广播信道广播的包括免费频道的完整信息和收费频道的列表的第三EPG信息; EPG服务器接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求,并判断所述客户端是否通过业务认证; 如果未通过业务认证,则通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道的列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息,否则通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 An EPG bidirectional WiFi network providing method, comprising: a client after completion of initialization, is determined by whether or not access authentication, the request is acquired EPG information to the EPG server, or receiving the EPG server through a broadcast channel list including broadcast channels and premium channels complete information of the third free channel EPG information; EPG information acquired EPG server receives a request sent by the client, and determines whether the client through the service authentication; if not through the service authentication, through an interactive channel to the client unicast including a complete list of information required to pay access charges channels and pay operating expenses of the needs of the channel and the first EPG information charging information, or through an interaction channel to the said client unicast include complete information on the payment of access charges and operating costs need to channel the second EPG information.
2.根据权利要求I所述的在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单提供方法,其中还包括: 所述EPG服务器预先接收组播服务器同步的业务和节目信息,并根据所述业务和节目信息生成EPG信息,所述EPG信息包括免费频道和收费频道的信息。 2. The EPG providing method according to claim I in a WiFi network bidirectional claim, wherein further comprising: said EPG server previously received the multicast service server and the program synchronization information and program information according to the service and generating EPG information, the EPG information includes information on free channels and pay channels.
3.根据权利要求2所述的在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单提供方法,其中在所述EPG服务器接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求之前,还包括: 所述组播服务器接收所述客户端发送的用户定制的频道信息,并根据该用户定制的频道信息将相应的业务和节目信息同步到所述EPG服务器; 所述EPG服务器在生成EPG信息时根据所述相应的业务和节目信息分配EPG媒体资源。 3. Before the EPG providing method according to claim 2 in a WiFi network bidirectional claim, wherein the EPG information acquisition request received from clients in the EPG server, further comprising: said server receives the multicast customized channel information sent from a client, and customized according to the user information corresponding service channel and program information to the EPG server synchronization; the EPG server according to the corresponding service information and EPG program information when generating EPG media resource allocation.
4.根据权利要求I所述的在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单提供方法,其中在所述EPG服务器通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道的列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息之后,还包括: 所述客户端接收所述第一EPG信息,并根据所述第一EPG信息在用户界面展示所述需要缴付接入费用的频道以及需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的列表信息; 当所述客户端接收到获取需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的组播资源的指令时,所述客户端显示业务认证的提示信息,在业务认证成功后,所述客户端通过交互信道向所述EPG服务器发出获取所述需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的EPG信息的请求; 所述EPG服务器从组播服务器获取包含订购关系的用户定制的频道信息,并通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括用 4. The method of providing the bidirectional I WiFi network EPG claim, wherein the EPG server unicast information contains the complete payment of access charges to the client channel through an interaction channel, and after the first payment of the cost of the service list and EPG information channel needs charging information, further comprising: the client receives the first EPG information and EPG information according to the first to show the need to pay a user interface a list of information channels to pay the cost of access channels and the need to pay access charges and operating costs; when the client receives the obtaining multicast channel resources to pay access charges and operating costs required instruction, the said display service client authentication message, after the service authentication is successful, the client makes a request to acquire EPG information of the channel have to pay access charges and operating costs through the interaction channel to the EPG server; the customized EPG server obtaining said channel information comprises multicast subscription relationship from the server, and a unicast to the client side through an interactive channel comprises 户定制的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息; 当所述客户端接收到获取所述第二EPG信息中的需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的组播资源的指令时,通过所述需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的组播地址获取相应的视频内容。 The second user customized EPG information for complete information channel; when the client receives an instruction to acquire the multicast channel resources required to pay access charges and operating costs of the second EPG information by the multicast address of said channel have to pay access charges and operating costs of acquiring the corresponding video content.
5. 一种在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单服务器,包括: 广播模块,用于通过广播信道广播包括免费频道的完整信息的第三EPG信息; 业务认证判断模块,用于接收客户端发出的获取EPG信息的请求,并判断所述客户端是否通过业务认证; 第一单播模块,用于在所述客户端未通过业务认证时,通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用的频道的完整信息和需要缴付业务费用的频道的列表和收费信息的第一EPG信息;第二单播模块,用于在所述客户端通过业务认证时,通过交互信道向所述客户端单播包括需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的的频道的完整信息的第二EPG信息。 A bidirectional EPG server in the WiFi network, comprising: a broadcast module, a third complete EPG information includes information on free channels by a broadcast channel; authentication service determination module for receiving a sent by the client EPG information acquisition request, and determines whether the client through the service authorization; unicast a first module for the customer service when the client is not authenticated by, through an interactive channel to the client including the need to pay unicast complete information of the channel of the access charges and operating costs required to pay channel list and a first EPG information charge information; unicast a second module, used for the client through the service authorization, via the interactive channel to said client unicast include complete information on the payment of access charges and operating costs of the required second channel EPG information.
6.根据权利要求5所述的在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单服务器,其中还包括: EPG信息生成模块,用于根据预先接收的组播服务器同步的业务和节目信息生成EPG信息,所述EPG信息包括免费频道和收费频道的信息。 According to claim 5, wherein the EPG server in the WiFi network is bidirectional, further comprising: EPG information generation means for generating program information and EPG service information according to the synchronization of multicast server previously received, the EPG information includes information on free channels and pay channels.
7.根据权利要求5所述的在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单服务器,其中还包括: 订购关系获取模块,用于在接收到所述客户端发出获取所述需要缴付接入费用和业务费用的频道的EPG信息的请求时,从组播服务器获取包含订购关系的用户定制的频道信肩、O According to claim 5, wherein the EPG server in the WiFi network is bidirectional, further comprising: a subscription relationship obtaining module, for sending the acquired client receiving the services have to pay access charges and when requested EPG information channel costs, acquired from the multicast server that contains the user subscription relationship customized channel letter shoulder, O
8. 一种包括权利要求5-7任一所述的在双向WiFi网络中的电子节目菜单服务器的WiFi业务系统,还包括: 组播服务器,用于接收客户端发送的用户定制的频道信息,并根据该用户定制的频道信息将相应的业务和节目信息同步到所述电子节目菜单服务器; 客户端,用于通过广播信道和/或交互信道从所述电子节目菜单服务器获取EPG信息,并在用户界面对所述EPG信息进行展示和控制。 A service system comprising a WiFi 5-7 according to any EPG server in the WiFi network bidirectional claim, further comprising: a multicast server for receiving user client sends customized information channel, and customized according to the user's traffic channel information and program information corresponding to the synchronizing EPG server; client, configured to acquire EPG information from the EPG server through a broadcast channel and / or interaction channel, and the user interface for the EPG display and control information.
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