Our mission is to identify and explain the
technologies and applications that allow television services to
be provided through Internet Protocol (IP) data networks.
Readers learn the options and the system to implement IPTV along
with new features and applications and business opportunities
that are available in the IPTV industry today.
protocol television (IPTV) is the process of providing television
(video and/or audio) services through the use Internet protocol (IP)
networks. These IP networks initiate, process, and receive voice or
multimedia communications using IP protocol. These IP systems may be
public IP systems (e.g. the Internet), private data systems (e.g. LAN
based), or a hybrid of public and private systems.
IP Television Dictionary provides definitions
and illustrations covering the latest video over data and Internet
television technologies and provides the understanding needed to
provide IP video services.
This book explains the fundamentals of IP video
transmission and how video compression can reduce video bandwidth by
50 to 200 times lower than their original uncompressed form. Digital
video quality measurements and monitoring is explained including tiling,
error blocks, smearing, jerkiness, artifacts (edge busyness) and
This book explains the different types of home
media data transmission types including telephone line, power line
wireless and coaxial lines and wired data lines. Discover the
different types of access control systems used in home networks
including random data access and reserved media control.
Digital rights management systems identify,
track, authorize and restrict access to digital media. You will learn
how DRM systems help to protect and enforce copyrights, patents,
trademarks, and other forms of intellectual property. Discover how to
uniquely identify digital media and how to monitor and track the usage
of digital media.
This book explains the fundamentals of audio,
how it is digitized and compressed, basics of audio streaming, methods
that are used to store audio, how to host digital audio on the web,
audio control protocols, IP Audio streaming quality measurements and
control and how digital rights management may be incorporated into IP
This book covers the IPTV RFP development
process, unique IPTV system and service requirements, the contents of
RFPs and the overall process for issuing, receiving, evaluation, and
selecting winning responses from RFP responders. A sample outline of a
typical RFP is included.
This book explains how and why people and companies are using IP
television and Internet television services. You will discover how
global television services are already available through the Internet
and how you can use standard television to watch global television
channels using analog television adapter boxes.
This book contains industry research and
analysis that shows how to profit from IPTV. Services covered include
new programming sources (specialty, international, ethnic), 10x ad
revenue (addressable advertising), integrated television commerce
(t-commerce) and supporting services (BSS and OSS).
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
This book explains the basics of audio and video
digitization and compression and the standard formats that are used be
MPEG. You will learn about the different MPEG audio coders and video
coder options along with the types of MPEG streams, frame types,
profiles and levels.
This book explains how multicasting systems
operate, ways to form distribution trees, and group management. The
different types of multicast protocols are explained along with how
multicast systems can provide reliable services with different levels
of quality of service. You will learn about other ways to provide
multicast services such as using gridcasting or peercasting
The 2007 IPTV Industry Directory provides
contact conformation for over 600 companies that provide products and
services to the IP television industry. IPTV Industry Directory
identifies the companies that are providing products and services,
indexes them by IPTV product and service classifications and gives
accurate contact information.
This book explains the language and terms used
in the setup and operation of IPTV billing systems along with the
format and important information parts of event detail billing
records. The popular billing industry standards used to track IPTV
services include IPDR, AMA, CIBER, TAP and XML are covered.
This book covers quantitative (packet loss,
error rate) and qualitative (perceptual) quality measurement and
control processes used in IPTV systems. Quality measurement processes
such as MDI, V-Factor, synchronization, interaction (control), and
other measurable values are explained. Network probes, STB test client
software, and multilayer testing are described.