APIs for obtaining the LCN of a service

Support in HbbTV

Available since: HbbTV 2.0.1 (ETSI TS 102 796 V1.4.1)

The following additional property on the Channel class (as defined in OIPF DAE specification [1]) shall be supported.

readonly Number terminalChannel


An integer property which shall be set to the value of the terminal’s Logical Channel Number as used by the terminal’s native UI. This allows for terminals to have different channel values (for example by way of user sorting) from the LCN values provided in SI by the broadcast network.

The property majorChannel (as defined in OIPF DAE specification [1]) from the Channel class shall be supported with the following definition.

readonly Number majorChannel


An integer property that shall be set to the value of the Logical Channel Number as defined by the logical channel information provided by the SI from the broadcast network.

The values shall be equal to the final LCN assignments after any sorting performed by the terminal as part of the channel scan only, taking into account other SI descriptors relating to network sorting (such as logical_channel_descriptor, HD_Simulcast_Logical_Channel_descriptor, target_region_descriptor, etc., as defined by the country profile).

It shall also be unaffected by any re-assignment of the LCN due to the terminal retaining and re-numbering duplicate services.