F.1 Introduction

26.3463GPPMultimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS)Protocols and codecsRelease 17TS

In hybrid streaming delivery scenarios it is assumed that a set of streaming services is available over MBMS and a set of streaming services is available over PSS. MBMS services may not be available in some service areas, in which cases those services might be alternatively provided via PSS.

Different switching cases between PSS and MBMS and vice versa may occur in these scenarios, including user-initiated content switching with access change as well as application-initiated access change. The latter can occur when a service is available over MBMS in some service areas but not available over MBMS in other service areas, assuming that the service is provided over PSS as a fall-back.

This annex describes some methods to improve switching times in such hybrid streaming delivery scenarios.