The content management web service enables uploading content into the network (or a third party content provider) and consuming content from the network (or a third party content provider). This functional element stores and manages the meta-data associated with content elements. It provides interfaces to submit, modify and delete content entries. It also provides interfaces to query for content items including content identifier, meta data, control data and content upload date (matching specific criteria).
The network entities composed of content management web service are service portal, parlay X gateway, content server, streaming server and end user. End user uses the service portal that provides or consumes contents. The content server functions as a content storage and a management system in the network.