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.
A free tutorial explaining how and why people and companies are
sending television programs through IP data networks. You will discover
how global television services are already available through broadband
networks such as the Internet and how you can use standard television
to watch global television channels using analog television adapter
A free tutorial explaining the basics of audio and video digitization
and compression and the standard formats that are used for MPEG.
The MPEG system defines the media components (such as a streams or
channels) of a multimedia signal (such as a broadcast channel) and
how these channels are multiplexed (combined), transmitted, received,
demultiplexed (separated), synchronized (time aligned) and rendered
(converted) back into a multimedia format.
A free tutorial explaining the fundamentals of video, how it is
digitized and compressed and the basics of video streaming. You will
learn why IP digital video has replaced many analog and digital video
systems. Industry standard IP video systems can be more cost effective
and flexible than dedicated and/or proprietary video systems. Using
IP video allows for equipment and software cost reduction, increased
ability to control video services, and provides new media capabilities.
A free tutorial explaining the fundamentals of audio, how it is
digitized and compressed and the basics of audio streaming. You will
learn why IP digital audio has replaced many analog and digital audio
systems. Industry standard IP audio systems can be more cost effective
and flexible than dedicated and/or proprietary audio systems. Using
IP audio allows for equipment and software cost reduction, increased
ability to control audio services, and provides new media capabilities.
This free tutorial explains how to monitor, test, and diagnose
IPTV systems and services. Covered are the quantitative (packet loss,
error rate) and qualitative (perceptual) quality measurement and
control processes. Discover how quality of experience (QoE) can be
very different than traditional quality of service (QoS) measurements.
This free tutorial explains why and how different types of home
media network systems are used to provide audio, data and video media
distribution throughout a home or business. You will learn the basic
needs for audio, data and video distribution and how existing or
new wireless and wired systems in a home can be used to control and
This free tutorial covers the TV advertising industry, how TV ad
systems work, advertising economics, advanced TV advertising options,
and TV advertising systems are evolving into targeted interactive
This free tutorial explains how to send IP data packets from one
source to multiple receivers. You will discover how multicasting
(one-to-many or many-to-many) can dramatically increase the efficiency
of a network compared to unicasting (one-to-one) or broadcasting
This free tutorial explains the business opportunities that are
available for IPTV systems which range from producing low budget
specialty program to becoming a global broadcaster. Anyone can participate
and profit from the many new opportunities in the IPTV industry.
This free tutorial explains the fundamentals of digital rights
management systems including identifying, tracking, authorizing and
restricting access to digital media. You will learn how DRM systems
help to protect and enforce copyrights, patents, trademarks, and
other forms of intellectual property.