The present document studies enhancements to the 3GPP system and UE procedures that are meant to cover essential functionality to enable new TV services by a 3GPP network. The scope of the work has three main components:
A broadcast component where mechanisms to enable decoupling of content, MBMS service and MBMS transport, allowing the system to: offer eMBMS transport only, a shared eMBMS network between MNOs, broadcast only TV service to devices with no MNO subscription, will be studied.
A unicast component, in which MNO subscription for TV service is required, where mechanisms for broadcast/unicast fall-back support, consumption-based switching between unicast/broadcast, and system enhancements for providing guaranteed QoS across large geographical areas will be studied.
An MBMS user service exposure to 3rd party server, in which mechanisms in order to enable delivery of TV content based on the information provided by the 3rd party content/service providers, e.g. the expected broadcast area and time will be studied.