CN102469364A - Interactive television system with bi-directional EPG interface - Google Patents

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CN102469364A
CN102469364A CN 201010546583 CN201010546583A CN102469364A CN 102469364 A CN102469364 A CN 102469364A CN 201010546583 CN201010546583 CN 201010546583 CN 201010546583 A CN201010546583 A CN 201010546583A CN 102469364 A CN102469364 A CN 102469364A
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万乾荣
周美英
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The invention provides an interactive television system with a bi-directional EPG interface, which comprises nine days of EPG information. The program forecast information of 7 days beginning from the day and the watch-back program information of 3 days which are the day plus the past 2 days are integrated in one EPG interface. Users can watch the current programs through the interface, can view, notify and prerecord the program forecast information in 7 days, and can directly request the watch-back programs in 3 days, so the system is convenient for the watching experience of the users.

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双向EPG界面的互动电视系统 Two-way interactive TV EPG interface system

技术领域 FIELD

[0001] 本发明涉及互动电视的服务领域,特别涉及互动电视回放、预告预录领域。 [0001] The present invention relates to the field of interactive television services, in particular to interactive television replay, notice the field of pre-recorded. 背景技术 Background technique

[0002] 互动电视不同于传统的电视节目播放,不再是过去那样,事先排好节目表,按部就班,顺序播出。 [0002] Unlike traditional interactive TV program broadcast TV, is no longer as good programs in advance row table, step by step in the past, the order of broadcast. 电视观众一旦错过了原本想看的电视节目,就只能等待到特定的时间收看重播,或是干脆无奈地放弃收看的想法。 TV viewers want to watch once missed the original TV show, you can only wait for a specific time to watch the replay, or simply forced to abandon the idea of ​​viewing. 互动电视的主要特点在于它与用户的互动性和节目内容的丰富性。 The main features of interactive television is its interaction with the user and program content richness. 但是目前国内还没有一种互动电视把电视回看、观看当前节目、观看节目预告和提供节目预录等功能结合在一起,把整个服务整合在一个系统上,让观众观看互动电视更直观方便。 But at present there is not a domestic interactive TV to look back at the TV, watching the current program, program guide and watch pre-recorded programs provide features such as combined together, the entire service integrated in a system that allows viewers to watch interactive TV is more intuitive.

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[0003] 为了给观众更直观方便的观看互动电视体验,本发明提供了一种包含9天双向EPG界面的互动电视系统,包含当日开始的7天节目预告信息,当日加上过去2天的3天回看节目信息整合到一个EPG界面中。 [0003] In order to give the audience a more intuitive and convenient interactive TV viewing experience, the present invention provides an interactive TV system including nine days of two-way interface EPG, schedule information contained seven days beginning on the day, plus the last two days of the day 3 looking back at the days of program information into an EPG interface. 通过这个界面用户可以收看当前播放的节目,可以对7天节目预告信息进行查看、提醒设置、预录设置,还可以直接进行3天回看节目的点播播放,大大方便了用户的观看体验。 Through this interface, the user can watch the program currently playing, you can schedule information for seven days to view, alert settings, pre-recorded settings, you can also look back at the three-day program of on-demand playback directly, greatly facilitate the user's viewing experience.

[0004] 对于终端机顶盒的9天EPG功能要求如下: [0004] For the terminal STB 9 Day EPG function requirements are as follows:

[0005] 1) 9天EPG中包含9天EPG信息:含当日在内的3天回看节目信息、含当日在内的7天节目预告信息。 [0005] 1) contained in the EPG 9 days 9 days EPG information: Includes three days including the day look back program information, program guide containing 7 days including the date information.

[0006] 2)在7天节目预告信息中可以进行如下操作:进入并收看当前播放节目、对未来节目设置提醒、对未来节目设置预录。 [0006] 2) in seven days schedule information can be carried out as follows: enter and watch the program currently playing, pre-recorded program to set a reminder for the future, the future of the program settings.

[0007]幻在3天回看节目信息中可以选择某个节目并进行播放收看。 [0007] Magic look back in three days of program information can select a program to watch and play.

[0008] 在该EPG界面上,可以收看到7天的预告信息,并且通过“服务”键,可以进行节目预录或提醒操作。 [0008] In the EPG interface, can watch the schedule information to 7 days, and the "service" button, the program can alert the operator or pre-recorded. 同时还可以对过去3天的回看信息,并且直接进行点播收看。 You also can look for information in the past three days back, and watch directly on demand.

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[0009] 图1为9天双向EPG互动电视数据发送方式图 [0009] FIG. 1 is a nine days interactive TV EPG bidirectional data transmission method of FIG.

[0010] 图2为9天双向EPG互动电视系统业务逻辑图 [0010] FIG. 2 is a nine days EPG bidirectional interactive television system of the business logic of FIG.

[0011] 图3为9天双向EPG互动电视终端机顶盒访问头端系统的流程图 [0011] FIG. 3 is a nine days bidirectional terminal interactive television set-top box to access EPG head end system flowchart

[0012] 图4为9天双向EPG互动电视终端点播回看节目的工作流程图 [0012] FIG. 4 is a flow chart of bi-nine days EPG look back on-demand interactive television program terminal

[0013] 图5为9天双向EPG互动电视终端节目提醒的工作流程图 [0013] FIG. 5 is a flowchart of 9 days EPG bidirectional terminal interactive television program reminder

[0014] 图6为9天双向EPG互动电视终端节目预录的工作流程图 [0014] FIG. 6 is a nine days EPG bidirectional terminal interactive television program flow chart of prerecorded

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[0015] 以下结合附图,对本发明作进一步的描述。 [0015] conjunction with the drawings, the present invention will be further described. 为了实现本发明提供的具有9天EPG界面功能的系统,需要包含一套头端系统方案和终端实现机制。 In order to realize the system has nine days EPG interface functions provided by the present invention, include a headend and a terminal program realizing mechanism.

[0016] 对应终端机顶盒需实现的9天EPG功能要求,头端需建设一套双向EPG系统。 [0016] The set top box corresponding to the terminal to be achieved by the features in claim 9 days EPG head end need to build a two-way EPG system.

[0017] 1.1头端EPG数据发送方式 [0017] 1.1 EPG data transmission mode terminal

[0018] 如图1所示,9天EPG数据中7天节目预告信息来源于SIG/SUnfo系统,3天回看节目信息来源于回看点播系统。 [0018] 1, 9 days 7 days EPG data from program schedule information SIG / SUnfo system, three days look back to see the program information comes back on-demand system.

[0019] 双向EPG系统与SIG系统和VOD系统进行接口互连,获取相关数据,并进行各类业务所需的EPG数据的整合,最终以XML格式提供给终端机顶盒。 [0019] two-way system with SIG EPG and VOD systems interconnected system interface, access to relevant data, and to integrate the various services required EPG data in XML format ultimately provided to the terminal set-top boxes. 终端机顶盒获取后,在9天EPG界面中展现。 After acquiring the terminal STB, 9 days show EPG interface.

[0020] 1. 2头端系统业务逻辑 [0020] 1.2 end business logic

[0021] 如图2所示,双向HDEPG需实现EPG数据生成、EPG数据整合、EPG页面发布、EPG 版式管理四个逻辑过程。 [0021] As shown in FIG 2, the bidirectional HDEPG to be achieved by generating EPG data, EPG data integration, EPG page publishing, EPG four logical layout management process.

[0022] 以下结合附图对终端的工作流程作出详细描述。 [0022] The following detailed description made in conjunction with the accompanying drawings workflow terminal.

[0023] 2.1终端访问头端的工作流程 [0023] The head end terminal accesses 2.1 workflow

[0024] 终端机顶盒访问头端系统的流程如图3所示 [0024] Access terminal STB headend processes shown in Figure 3

[0025] 2. 2终端点播回看节目的工作流程 [0025] 2.2 terminal back to watch the show on-demand workflow

[0026] 终端机顶盒上看到3天回看节目信息,并进行点播收看,其工作流程如图4所示: [0026] 3 days look back to see the program information, and on-demand viewing terminal STB, workflow is shown in Figure 4:

[0027] 1) STB进入9天EPG界面,启动浏览器程序。 [0027] 1) STB nine days into the EPG interface, start the browser program.

[0028] 2) STB选择某个回看节目进行点播操作时,STB向互动终端管理系统ICM发送HTTP 点播请求,携带参数SrvType、OffID,并上传机顶盒相关版本信息。 When the [0028] 2) STB select a look back at the program on-demand operation, STB sends interactive terminal management system ICM HTTP requests on demand, carry parameters SrvType, OffID, set-top boxes and upload the relevant version information.

[0029] 3) ICM系统根据上传信息,获取机顶盒MAC号。 [0029] 3) ICM system according to upload information, acquiring the set top box MAC number.

[0030] 4) ICM系统根据机顶盒MAC号识别RTSP网络环境,生成ftx)tocolType信息。 [0030] 4) ICM system in accordance with a set top box identification number RTSP MAC network environment to generate ftx) tocolType information.

[0031] 5) ICM系统发起重定向HTTP请求,携带OfflDJrotocolType等参数,转发到点播Catalog发布服务器。 [0031] 5) ICM system redirects HTTP requests to initiate, carry OfflDJrotocolType other parameters, Catalog forwarded to the on-demand publisher.

[0032] 2. 3终端节目提醒的工作流程 [0032] The terminal program reminder 2.3 workflow

[0033] 在9天EPG功能下,终端机顶盒进行节目提醒的工作流程如图5所示: [0033] The EPG function at nine days, the terminal program reminder set top box workflow shown in Figure 5:

[0034] 1)用户在节目预告页面选择需要提醒的节目,发送节目提醒信息给机顶盒,并根据机顶盒的返回信息显示相应的结果页面,可以是以下返回信息: [0034] 1) to remind the user to select a program in the program guide page, transmits information about the program to the set top box, and returns the set top box according to an information display corresponding results page may return the following information:

[0035] a.允许提醒 [0035] a. Allow reminder

[0036] b.同一时间点提醒节目有冲突 [0036] b. The same time there is a conflict reminds program

[0037] 2)机顶盒监控提醒节目信息数据,当监控到当前时间存在节目需要提醒时,向浏览器发送提醒节目相关信息,并由浏览器显示确认信息页面。 [0037] 2) set-top box monitoring reminder program information data, when the monitoring program to the current time there is need to remind, remind program-related information sent to the browser by the browser displays a confirmation page.

[0038] 3)若用户确认播放提醒节目,浏览器开始播放节目。 [0038] 3) If the user confirms the player to remind program, browser program starts playing.

[0039] 2. 4终端节目预录的工作流程 [0039] 2.4 terminal program prerecorded workflow

[0040] 在9天EPG功能下,终端机顶盒进行节目预录的工作流程如图6所示: [0040] The EPG function at nine days, the terminal set-top box program prerecorded workflow shown in Figure 6:

[0041] 1)用户在节目预告页面选择需要录制的节目,发送节目录制信息给机顶盒,并根据机顶盒的返回信息显示相应的结果界面,可以是以下返回信息: [0041] 1) a user to select a program to be recorded Trailer page program, program recording information is transmitted to the set-top box, and returns the set-top box in accordance with the corresponding results of the information display screen may return the following information:

[0042] a.允许录制 [0042] a. Permit recording

[0043] b.同一时间点录制节目有冲突 [0043] b. The same time record the program in conflict

[0044] 2)检测到错误[0045] 3)机顶盒监控预录节目信息数据,当监控到当前时间存在节目需要开始录制时, 向浏览器发送录制节目相关信息,并由浏览器显示确认信息界面。 [0044] 2) an error is detected [0045] 3) a set top box to monitor the pre-recorded program information data, when there is a need for a program to monitor the current time to start recording, the recorded program related information sent to the browser by the browser displays the confirmation screen .

[0046] 4)若用户确认录制节目,浏览器将发送确认信息给机顶盒,机顶盒运行节目录制程序。 [0046] 4) If the user confirms the recording programs, the browser will send a confirmation to the set-top boxes, set-top boxes running program recording program.

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1. 一种双向EPG互动电视系统,包括头端系统和终端机顶盒,其特征在于:所述双向EPG互动电视系统中包含9天EPG信息,含当日开始的7天节目预告信息、当日加上过去2天的3天回看节目信息整合到一个EPG界面中;所述双向EPG互动电视系统含当日在内的7天节目预告信息,所述7天节目预告信息来源于SIG/Snnfo系统;在7天节目预告信息中可以进行如下操作:进入并收看当前播放节目、对未来节目设置提醒、对未来节目设置预录;所述双向EPG互动电视系统含当日在内的3天回看节目信息,在3天回看节目信息中可以选择某个节目并进行播放收看,所述3天回看节目信息来源于回看点播系统;所述双向EPG互动电视系统与SIG系统和VOD系统进行接口互连,获取相关数据,并进行各类业务所需的EPG数据的整合,最终以XML格式提供给终端机顶盒,终端机顶盒获取后,在9天EPG 1. A bidirectional EPG interactive television system comprising head-end system and a terminal STB, wherein: said two-way interactive TV EPG system comprises nine days EPG information containing the program start seven days schedule information of the day, the last day plus 2 days 3 days back to see the program information into an EPG interface; the two-way interactive television system seven days EPG program guide containing information including the date of the seven days schedule information from SIG / Snnfo system; 7 day schedule information can be carried out as follows: enter and watch the currently playing program, set a reminder for a future program, the future of the program set pre-recorded; the EPG two-way interactive TV system with three days including the day back at the program information in three days back to see the program information can select a program to watch and play, look back at the three days of program information comes from looking back on-demand system; the two-way interactive TV EPG system interface interconnected with SIG system and VOD system, after obtaining the relevant data, and to integrate the various services required EPG data in XML format ultimately provided to the terminal set-top boxes, set-top box terminal acquisition, in nine days EPG 面中展现。 Faces in the show.
2.根据权利要求1所述的双向EPG互动电视系统,其特征在于:通过终端机顶盒上看到3天回看节目信息,并进行点播收看,其工作流程为:1) STB进入9天EPG界面,启动浏览器程序;2) STB选择某个回看节目进行点播操作时,STB向互动终端管理系统ICM发送HTTP点播请求,携带参数SrvType、OffID,并上传机顶盒相关版本信息;3) ICM系统根据上传信息,获取机顶盒MAC号;4) ICM系统根据机顶盒MAC号识别RTSP网络环境,生成ftOtocolType信息;5) ICM系统发起重定向HTTP请求,携带OfflD、ProtocolType等参数,转发到点播Catalog发布服务器。 2. The two-way interactive TV EPG system according to claim 1, wherein: the terminal STB seen by looking back at the program information 3 days, and watch on-demand, which workflow: 1) to enter the STB 9 days EPG interface start the browser program; 2) STB select a look back at the program on-demand operation, STB sends interactive terminal management system ICM HTTP requests on demand, carry parameters srvType, OffID, set-top boxes and upload the relevant version information; 3) ICM system according to upload information, acquiring the set top box MAC number; 4) ICM system in accordance with a set top box identification number RTSP MAC network environment to generate ftOtocolType information; 5) ICM redirects HTTP requests initiated by the system, carrying OfflD, ProtocolType parameters, Catalog forwarded to the on-demand publishing server.
3.根据权利要求1所述的双向EPG互动电视系统,其特征在于:终端机顶盒进行节目提醒的工作流程为:1)用户在节目预告页面选择需要提醒的节目,发送节目提醒信息给机顶盒,并根据机顶盒的返回信息显示相应的结果页面,可以是以下返回信息:a.允许提醒;b.同一时间点提醒节目有冲突;2)机顶盒监控提醒节目信息数据,当监控到当前时间存在节目需要提醒时,向浏览器发送提醒节目相关信息,并由浏览器显示确认信息页面;3)若用户确认播放提醒节目,浏览器开始播放节目。 3. The two-way interactive TV EPG system of claim 1, wherein: the terminal set-top box program reminder workflow: 1) to remind the user to select a program in the program guide page, set-top box to send information about the program, and the return set top box information display corresponding results page, may be the return information:.. a permit reminder; B same point in time alert program conflicts; 2) STB alert monitoring program information data, when the monitored current time present the program to remind when sending a reminder to the browser program-related information, confirmation message is displayed by the browser page; 3) If the user confirms the player to remind program, browser program starts playing.
4.根据权利要求1所述的双向EPG互动电视系统,其特征在于:终端机顶盒进行节目预录的工作流程为:1)用户在节目预告页面选择需要录制的节目,发送节目录制信息给机顶盒,并根据机顶盒的返回信息显示相应的结果界面,可以是以下返回信息:a.允许录制;b.同一时间点录制节目有冲突;2)检测到错误;3)机顶盒监控预录节目信息数据,当监控到当前时间存在节目需要开始录制时,向浏览器发送录制节目相关信息,并由浏览器显示确认信息界面;4)若用户确认录制节目,浏览器将发送确认信息给机顶盒,机顶盒运行节目录制程序。 4. The two-way interactive TV EPG system of claim 1, wherein: the terminal set-top box program prerecorded workflow: 1) page the user selects a program to be recorded in the program notice, transmits information to the set-top box to record the program, and the STB returns the information that the corresponding result screen, may be the return information:.. a permit recording; B same time record the program conflicts; 2) detects an error; 3) a set top box to monitor the pre-recorded program information data, when when there is a program to monitor the current time required to start recording, the recording is sent to the browser program-related information, confirmation message is displayed by the browser interface; 4) If the user confirms the recording programs, the browser will send a confirmation to the set-top boxes, set-top boxes running program recording program.
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