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IPTV  Basics Book

IPTV Basics Book

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What is IPTV?

IPTV systems link content providers (such as TV networks) to consumers. An IPTV system can transfers digital content (such as TV programs) through IP data networks (such as the Internet) to devices that can receive and display IP digital video (such as standard televisions that have a set top box). IPTV content sources can range from live TV networks (such as CNN) to niche on-demand content from micro-producers. IPTV systems can delivery an unlimited number of channels as each television set only require one TV channel connection which can be linked to any other TV source the IPTV operator can provide.

IPTV Service Providers - IPTV service providers obtain the rights to transmit media programming to their customers. While IPTV service providers may focus on provide TV services in geographic areas (such as where they own or control TV distribution rights), IPTV service providers can technically provide programming anywhere in the world they can reach customers through a broadband data connection.

IP Distribution Systems - IP distribution systems transfer media programs from the content sources to viewing devices. There are many types of systems that can distribute IP data packets which include telecom, wireless, cable TV systems, power companies (data over power line), and competitive access providers (such as new optical networks).

IPTV Viewing Devices - IPTV viewing devices can receive media in IP form and convert it into media that can be viewed by the user. IP viewing devices range from standard televisions that use IP set top boxes to convert IP video signals into a format that can be viewed on a standard television to mobile telephones with digital video viewing capabilities.

This figure shows the how IPTV systems are composed of content providers, distribution networks, viewing devices, and IPTV service operators. The content providers include existing television networks, on demand content providers (content aggregators), and independent content provider companies. This example shows a distribution networks that uses many types of systems to transfer IP video packets from the content source to the viewing devices. IPTV viewing devices include standard televisions (with adapters), multimedia computers, and multimedia mobile devices. The IPTV system operator manages how customers can connect to the system which services they can receive.

 

IPTV Basics Book

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IPTV Basics Book

This book explains how to provide television services over IP data networks. IPTV video technology is explained including video compression, audio compression and IP multimedia transmission. The functional parts of IPTV systems are described along with their operation and the key protocols that are used to manage IPTV networks.

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