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Overview of ARIB Technical Report (TR-B15)

1. Overview

TR Number ARIB TR-B15
Technical Report Name Operational Guidelines for Digital Satellite Broadcasting
General Description

This technical report specifies the function of receivers and the operational guidelines in the broadcasting station of the BS digital broadcasting using the frequency band from 11.7 GHz to 12.2 GHz and also specifies the function of receivers and the operational guidelines in the broadcasting station of the broadband CS digital broadcasting using the frequency band from 12.2 GHz to 12.75 GHz.

In order to implement actual broadcasting services, it is necessary for broadcasters and manufactures to determine detailed transmission operation rules and functional specifications of receivers watching broadcasts based on laws and ARIB standards.

This document contributes to the design of the optimal transmitter and receiver.


2. Amendment History

Ver. Amendment or Enactment Date Amendment summary
8.1 10.29.2021 The following revisions were implemented:
・Revision of the slot allocation for broadcasters due to the right-handed band reorganization about BS digital broadcasting.
・Revision of the identifiers.
8.0 04.23.2021 The following revisions were implemented:
・Clarification of MJD (Modified Julian Day) in CAS processing.
Adding the reference date which considers that there is a '1' at the 17th bit in 16bit MJD. So, it can be used continuously even on or after April 23, 2038.
・Deletion of the description about the bookmark function and the storage-only data service function related to it, because of no operation about those functions in the future.
7.9 09.28.2020

The regulations about the definition of terms and the clarification of operation related to DTCP2 are added in Volumes 2 and 4 to ensure consistency with the regulation of the content protection method for the IP interface, named DTCP2 which is added to Volume 8 of Part 1 in ARIB TR-B15 version 7.8.

7.8 12.05.2019

The regulation about the high-speed digital interface using "DTCP2" is added, corresponding to the addition to ARIB TR-B39 of the regulation of the content protection method for the IP interface, named DTCP2 which is certified by A-PAB.

7.7 10.11.2018

The following revisions are implemented:

・Addition of the regulation regarding “AACS2” that is the new content protection method of the removable storage, newly recognized in A-PAB.

・Addition of the regulation for external launch function of AIT controlled application (broadcast-linked HTML5 application) handled in BML document.

・Revision due to change of broadcaster company name and service-list.

・Revision of description related to bandwidth reduction and band reorganization of 110-degree CS consignment broadcasters.

7.6 07.26.2018

The following revisions are implemented:

・Revision of the slot allocation for each broadcaster of the entrusted broadcasters due to the reduction of the bandwidth of the Right-handed circular polarization wave channel of BS digital broadcasting and the movement of transponders (repeaters).

・Revision of identifiers, etc.

7.5 10.11.2018

The following revisions are implemented:

・Clarification of reception processing rules for EMM reception command and EMM individual message reception command regarding processing capacity of CAS module to assist the receiver design.

・Addition of some examples of extended function of service selection by one touch button of BS digital broadcasting.

・Update of the names about entrusted broadcasters.

・Update of the relevant parts of the related numerical assignment list in accordance with the change of the names about the entrusted broadcasters and the change of the service inheritance of the broadcasters.

CAS: Conditional Access System

EMM: Entitlement Management Message

7.4 10.17.2017

Along with the completion of the environment for realizing the integrated broadcasting communications services in digital broadband communication satellite TV broadcast, Implement revisions to enable access from the AIT application to the NVRAM area of the receiver.

AIT:Application Information Table

NVRAM:Non-Volatile RAM

7.3 03.24.2017 The table of the slot to assign a company to is revised with the change of the satellite basic broadcast duties certificate.
7.2 12.09.2016 Delete the identifiers to be concerned with Weathernews Inc., a broadcasting satellite company specialized in data broadcasting due to service stop (License return). Revised the description about information to treat all SI with redistribution of the collection and delivery sincerity capacity which Weathernews Inc. has carried out. And modify the description about some of service IDs(service_id) for wide band CS digital broadcasting.
7.1 07.06.2016

Add the common-use functions with Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting (Judgment of applicability to Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting, Channel selection to the services of Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting, viewing/programmed recording et al.) in order to ensure cross-media services between Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting and digital terrestrial broadcasting, digital BS broadcasting, digital broadband CS broadcasting as envisaged by the launch of Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting. Also, along with the integration of The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting (Dpa) and Next Generation Television & Broadcasting Promotion Forum (NexTV-F), describe “Requirements for remote-viewing of digital broadcasting receivers” to the Appendix and amend the descriptions along with the change the organization name to “The Association for Promotion of Advanced Broadcasting Services”.

In addition, correct the descriptions related to the change of the service ID for digital broadband CS broadcast and correct the erroneous descriptions in the examples describing about the Local time offset descriptor.

7.0 03.25.2016 Add the operational guidelines for external applications along with the addition of the provisions related to external applications in ARIB STD-B24 and correct the erroneous descriptions related to extraordinary service.
6.9 12.03.2015 Change the provisions for the functional requirements (Bluetooth output interface) for receivers in consideration of user’s convenience and correct the notations along with the change of the names of the consigned broadcasting operators.
6.8 09.30.2015 Correct the notations along with the change of the names of the consigned broadcasting operators.
6.7 07.03.2015 Revise due to the completion of the measure to solve the problem of poor reception of terrestrial broadcasts with the artificial satellite ( a satellite-based safety net ).
6.6 03.17.2015

Clarify the maximum number of ES that can be used in closed captioning and character superimposition, and correspond to the change of the Notification number of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

ES : Elementary Stream

6.5 07.31.2014 Add the documents related to remote viewing requirements.
6.4 03.18.2014 Add and delete hash functions used in security function of bi-directional communication, change the name of the consigned broadcasting operator, change along with the change of certificated business content of satellite basic broadcasting of the consigned broadcasting operator, and add the remote viewing function to the functional specifications for digital broadcast receivers.
6.3 12.10.2013 Delete the operation of “Group ID” of IC cards, make editorial corrections, and add the content protection system (NSM Content Protection System for Self-Encoding Content) for the removable storage media mountable on receivers.
6.2 09.26.2013 As with the revision to Version 5.3 of TR-B14, revise related to the broadcasting communication linkage system (Addition of the provisions related to phase 1), clarify the operation of the argument of the function getBrowserSupport(), and revise along with the transition of ARIB to a general incorporated association.
6.1 07.03.2013 Add the function enabling a broadcasting communication linkage application, change in the timing of the implementation of the NVRAM expansion due to the increase of broadcasters, revise so that the handling of automatic display message for loop recorded programs in receivers with a storage function should be same as that of real-time viewing, update information as of July 1, 2013 due to the change of services of digital broadband CS broadcasters, and revise along with the transition of the Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting to a general incorporated association.
6.0 03.19.2013

Along with the withdrawal of the overall coefficient for down-mixing 2-channel stereo from multi-channel audio related to the revision of ARIB STD-B21 Version 5.3 “Receiver for Digital Broadcasting (Desirable Specifications),

・Volume 2 “Function specifications for BS digital satellite receivers (Fascicle 1)”

・Volume 7 “Bs digital satellite broadcasting – Operational guidelines for transmission (Fascicle 3)”

is revised.

5.9 12.18.2012 Correspond to the revision of ARIB STD-B32 (Addition of “Appendix 4 Operational Guidelines for 3D Video Service By Frame Compatible System”) and delete the notes along with the completion of the launch of new broadcasting stations.
5.8 09.25.2012 Revise the list of network name and service_id along with the revision of ARIB STD-B24 (Addition of the new collaboration function with external devices) and the additional certification of satellite basic broadcasting related to CS broadcast at the orbit location 110 degrees of east latitude.
5.7 07.03.2012

・Expand the NVRAM CS broadcasting company specific region due to the expansion in number of digital broadband CS broadcasters.[In Volume 3].

・Clarify the operation for NVRAM CS broadcasting company specification region due to the expansion in number of broadcasters and correct the erroneous descriptions, expand the NVRAM CS broadcasting company specific region [In Volume 3].

・Revise the allocation of the ID list such as TS_id, service_id due to the certification of satellite basic broadcasting related to digital broadband CS broadcasting [In Volume 7].

・Add the new protection system (Marlin BB) used in digital content recording of removable storage media [In Volume 8].

5.6 02.14.2012

・In Part 1 Volume 3, add the provisions so that the function of the two screen display of a broadcasting screen and a HTML browser screen in receiver function can be called by BML , correct the number of broadcasters of the NVRAM BS broadcasting company specific region.

・In Part 1 Volume 5, the number of allocated CA alternative message number should be up to a maximum of three per a broadcaster. As the result of this change, two types of CA alternative message number are allocated.

・In Part 2 Volume 3, add the provisions so that the function of two screen display of a broadcasting screen and a HTML browser screen in receiver function can be called by BML , correct the number of broadcasters of the NVRAM BS broadcasting company specific region.

5.5 12.06.2011

・In Part 1 Volume 2 and 8, add the provisions related to digital video and audio outputs using wireless systems.

・In Part 1 Volume 3, expand the capacity of NVRAM of BS broadcasters and add the video-recording check function, add the function to verify Internet connection, expand the function of data broadcast such as dealing with receiver IDs along with the adoption of the systems described in TR-B14 Volume 5 part 2.

・In Part 1 Volume 4, revise the content of Appendix D describing the amount of information of all broadcasters SI and future operations in accordance with the channel plan as of March 2012.

・In Part 1 Volume 5 and Volume 7, add additional CA alternative message numbers and change the names of the broadcasters along with the adoption of the applications of the broadcasters.

・In Part 1 Volume 7, revise the descriptions of service_id and logo ID of broadcast services starting after March 2012.

・In Part 2 Volume 2 and Volume 3, expand the capacity of NVRAM of BS broadcasters and add the video-recording check function, add the function to verify Internet connection, add the function of data broadcast such as dealing with receiver IDs along with the adoption of the systems described in TR-B14 Volume 5 part 2.

5.4 09.16.2011

・In Part 1 Volume 2, clarify the operational guidelines so that the same program cannot be double-reserved in the case of reserving a pay program on multi-tuner receivers.

・In Part 1 Volume 3, add the operational guidelines so that the direct collaboration function(IPTV download/VOD) can be executed between BML of data broadcast and IPTV.

・In Part 1 Volume 5, allocate the new 4 pay broadcasters to the CA alternative message numberOx18(Broadcaster name : SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation).

・In Part 1 Volume 7, revise the list of service_id and logo due to the re-compilation of BS broadcast and the termination of the G-GUIDE service of BS-TBS.

・In Part 2 Volume 3, add the operational guidelines so that the direct collaboration function(IPTV download/VOD) can be executed between BML of data broadcast and IPTV.

5.3 07.07.2011

・In Part 1 Volume 5, clarify the reception processing related to ECM/EMM commands that are processed on receivers.

・In Part 1 Volume 7, allocate service_id, logo ID to the consigned broadcasting operators and abolish service ID(908) along with the termination of the operation.

・In Part 2 Volume 5, clarify the reception processing related to ECM/EMM commands that are processed on receivers.

5.2 03.28.2011

・In Part 1 Volume 2, add and revise MP4 format.

・In Part 1 Volume 3, clarify the provisions for obtaining ID by using the getIRDID() function. Add the arguments related to getBrowserSupport() function.

・In Part 1 Volume 7, allocate TS_id, service_id, broadcaster_od, logo ID and slots to the new broadcasters. Change the content related to “NHK” BS digital broadcast.

・In Part 1 Volume 8, add and revise MP4 format.

・In Part 2 Volume 2, add and revise MP4 format.

・In Part 2 Volume 3, clarify the provisions for obtaining ID by using the getIRDID() function. Add the arguments related to getBrowserSupport() function.

・In Part 2 Volume 8, add and revise MP4 format.

5.1 11.05.2010

・In Part 1 Volume 2, add the receiver functions enabling the reception of 3D video broadcasting.

・In Part 1 Volume 4, change so that the Open University of Japan is capable to deliver EPG of 8 days for the radio broadcast that is scheduled to start in 2011 and change the default number of days of the interval group of the All Station EIT[schedule] for digital audio services from 3 days to 8 days. In association with SI, define the specifications of event identifier including 3D video.

・In Part 1 Volume 5, add the decision related to the CA alternative service.

・In Part 1 Volume 7, add the operational guidelines for 3D video.

・In Part 1 Volume 8, high-capacity multi-layer discs(BDXL) are added to storage media that Advanced Access Content System(AASC) targets. Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format Ver4.0 is added to the defined formats.

・In Part 2 Volume 2, add the receiver functions enabling the reception of 3D video broadcasting.

・In Part 2 Volume 4, revise the Table_id and the number of BIT.

・In Part 2 Volume 7, add ts_id and service_id. A new allocation of one-touch buttons.

5.0 07.15.2010

・In Part 1 Volume 6, append the information along with security level upgrading of bi-directional services, the information and the appendix are referring to the related part of TR-B14.

・In Part 1 Volume 8, the title name is changed from “Security of the Wireless LAN” to “The guidelines for Security of the Wireless LAN” along with the change in JEITA that is the reference of it.

・In Part 2 Volume 5, delete the CA alternative message number.

・In Part 2 Volume 6, unify the expression to that related to bi-directional communication operational guidelines of Part 1.

4.9 04.26.2010

In Part 2 Volume 7

・Add “Kids Station Inc.”.

・Change the company name of “Multi Channel Entertainment Inc.”.

・Update the list of service_id as of April 1, 2010.

4.8 12.16.2009

・Add the required provisions related to expected new broadcasters that will use channels of 17ch-23ch of digital BS broadcast after 2011.

・Change the functions (modem and so on) from mandatory to optional.

・Revise the guidelines along with the simplification of the BML functions.

・Add the documents related to Earthquake Early Warning to the operation of superimposed text and data broadcast.

・Change the requirements along with the change of AACS (Advanced Access Control Systems) license related to content protection systems.

4.7 07.29.2009

・Add the contents protection system (CPPM SD-Video) used in digital content recording on the removable storage media (Volume 8 of Part1 and Part2).

・Change the names of the broadcasters and the licensers along with the change of the company names.

4.6 12.12.2008

・Along with the updated version of the DLNA guidelines that is the references of the DTCP-IP, the detailed provisions are added to cover the media format of MPEG_PS.

・Change the service ID related to broadcasters.

・Clarify the operation of pre-reservation-based pay per view “Call Ahead PPV” related to content protection.

4.5 09.25.2008

・Add the provisions for copy guard rules for receivers related to “Dubbing 10“.

・Add the provisions for MPEG_PS outputs to the IP interface related to DTCP-IP.

・Change the guidelines related to IPTV service along with the revision of STD-B24.

・Change the guidelines for transport stream identifiers to cover BS safety net.

4.4 06.06.2008 ・Delete the documents related to PPV since it is confirmed that PPV service will not be carried out by BS broadcasters hereafter.
4.3 03.19.2008

・The content (slot allocation information of each broadcaster and so on) of the appendix related to BS channel re-change at the end of last year is incorporated into the main guidelines.

・Add the one approved contents protection system of removable recording media.

・The identifiers such as TS_ID of digital broadband CS broadcast, service_id, broadcaster_ID, logo ID, etc. , are updated those as of March of this year.

4.2 12.12.2007

・Add “Operational rules for download service“ in order to increase the reliability of downloading.

・Add the one approved contents protection system of removable recording media.

・Channel increase and decrease of digital broadband CS broadcasts, modification of transfer between TS of a service, modification of names of broadcasters.

4.1 09.26.2007

・Change the provisions for logo data transmission taking into account the transition step from the experimental broadcasting to the regular broadcasting due to BS9 channel re-change and add the guidelines related to TS identification allocation.

・Change the reception function related to PPV service of pay broadcast from mandatory to optional.

4.0 05.29.2007

・Change so as the modem equipment of portable receivers and the bi-directional function should be optional.

・Correct the documents related to removable recording media.

・Change the consigned broadcasting operators.

3.9 12.12.2006

・Add the provisions for content protection of Bluetooth output interface and the acquisition requirements of the Bluetooth logo permission.

・Clarify the guidelines related to the service identification of digital broadband CS broadcast.

3.8 09.28.2006

・Change the operation of hierarchy modulation according with the channel re-compilation along with the digitalization of BS9 channels in December 2007.

・Change of service IDs and Logo IDs.

3.7 05.29.2006

・Change the guidelines preparing for the digitalization of BS9 channels and the future increase of BS channels.

・Revise the related part of the guidelines along with the revision of STD-B24(Version 4.4).

・Add the two approved contents protection systems of removable recording media.

3.6 03.14.2006

・Change the reference of the related part of the guidelines to STD-B24 along with the revision of STD-B24 related to additional symbols and character code set, and change the descriptions in consideration of the consistency between the STD-B24 and TR-B14.

・Add the one approved contents protection system of removable recording media.

3.5 11.30.2005 ・Add the one approved contents protection system of removable recording media.
3.4 09.29.2005

・Add the IP interface specifications based on DLNA guidelines 1.0, and add the operational guidelines for content protection by DTCP-IP.

・Add the two approved contents protection systems of removable recording media.

・Modify the contents of the descriptions related to such as service_id due to the termination and migration of BS broadcasters.

・Modification of various kinds of IDs due to the termination and modification of CS broadcasters.

3.3 03.24.2005

・Modify the provisions for downloading associated with the expansion of engineering slots.

・For such as in-vehicle mobile receivers, modify the provisions so as telephone lines and power control should be optional.

・Modify the operational guidelines for transmission and the reception processing standards in the case where several conditional access systems are operated.

・Modify the names of BS data broadcasters and the documents due to the withdrawal of BS data broadcasters.

・Modification associated with the additional allocation of service_ids to CS broadcasters.

3.2 12.14.2004 ・Add the documents related to approved content protection systems.
3.1 09.28.2004

・Add and modify the company names related to CA alternative message number assignment.

・Due to the recertification of the consigned broadcasting operators, the following modifications are made.

1 modify part of the TS_ID list and the documents related to the consigned broadcasting operators

2 modify part of the service_id list and the documents related to the consigned broadcasting operators

3 modify the documents related to the assignment of part of the one-touch selection buttons

3.0 07.22.2004

・Clarify the installation standard for receivers, and clarify the documents related to APS.

・Add the documents of the approved contents protection systems.

・Due to the integration of network operators

1 delete the annotation related to program selection

2 modify the documents of NVRAM common region of data  broadcasting companies

3 modify the documents related to the company name in CA alternative message number assignment.

4 modify the documents related to the network name.

・Due to the recertification of the consigned broadcasting operators

1 modify the TS_ID list

2 modify the service_id list

3 modify the broadcaster_id list

4 modified the one-touch selection button list

2.9 02.05.2004

・Add the guidelines for common use of NVRAM in multimedia service.

・Add the provisions for print functions in data broadcasting and clarify the scope of contents protection along with the addition of print functions.

・Clarify the operational guidelines for closed captioning and character superimposition. Clarify the provisions related to charge of pay program.

・Add the documents of display control when other errors occur in the operation of the automatic display message.

・Clarify the contact for inquiries regarding the IC card company.

・Modification of the provisions for dialogue display of checking the connection of the modem at the time of calling.

・Clarify the no-communication cutoff timer values.

2.8 10.16.2003

・Modify the documents related to the assignment of Identifiers.

・Clarify the scope of the provisions for content protection.

・Add the provisions for the operation of the content availability descriptor, encryption_mode (EPN) .

・Add the documents of approved contents protection systems.

・Modification of the name of the related documents.

2.7 07.29.2003

・Add the provisions for HDMI that is audio video digital interface, and also add the provisions for contents protection when HDMI is used.

・Add the guidelines for the limitations in digital video outputs.

・Delete the provisions for IRD data transmission function that uses encryption/decryption of the IC card.

・Add the documents of number assignment and management of CA alternative message number.

・Modification of the name of the related documents.

2.6 06.05.2003

・Add the provisions for downloading of common data such as genre codes, program characteristics codes, keywords and so on. Add the provisions for cross-media standardization.

・Add the provisions for protection of personal data in NVRAM.

・Add the provisions for the extended operation (BS level 3 operation) for BS/Broadband CS/Terrestrial common-use receivers equal to that of terrestrial broadcast receivers.

・Add the provisions for TCP/IP communication functions in the case of operating the extended functions of terrestrial common-use receivers in BS level 3, and add the provisions for TCP/IP communication functions for BS/Broadband CS/Terrestrial common-use receivers.

2.5 03.26.2003

・Enact the operational guidelines for protection of personal data in NVRAM.

・Add the provisions for the resolution limiting bit accompanying with the modification of STD-B10.

・Define the restriction about the characters that are used in data broadcasting and SI.

・Clarify the conditions under which content availability descriptor should be included.

・Clarify the provisions for display of IC card information.

・Clarify the documents of analog video outputs.

・Add the documents of approved content protection systems.

2.4 09.26.2002

・Clarify the reception processing when the digital copy control descriptor that has not been encoded in accordance with the provisions is transmitted.

・Add the provisions for contents protection systems of removable recording media.

2.3 07.25.2002

・As for Part 1, add the documents related to bookmark list data service and revise the provisions for contents protection.

・As for Part 2, revise the provisions for the operation of access right information of data broadcasting in broadband CS digital broadcast.

2.2 03.28.2002

・As for Part 1, add Volume 8 that stipulates the transmission guidelines and function specifications of receivers for contents protection in BS digital broadcast. Revise the operational guidelines for PSI/SI and the operational guidelines for conditional access system in relation to contents protection.

・As for Part 2, add Volume 8 that stipulates content protection for broadband CS digital broadcasting. Revise the operational guidelines for PSI/SI and the operational guidelines for conditional access system in relation to contents protection. Add the operation of logo mark of data broadcasting and so on.

2.1 01.24.2002

・As for Part1, revise the guidelines to operate CA alternative service and data broadcasting functions extended for broadband CS digital broadcast in BS digital broadcasting.

・As for Part2, revise related to data broadcasting, bi-directional communication, transmission operations of broadband CS digital broadcast and so on.

2.0 07.27.2001 ・Add the operational guidelines for broadband CS digital broadcasting and the function specifications for BS/Broadband CS common-use digital broadcast receivers as Part2, Fascicle 4.
1.2 05.31.2001 Addition, modification of the provisions and clarification of the guidelines
1.1 03.29.2000 Addition and modification of the provisions
1.0 10.26.1999 Enactment

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