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.
An IP television headend is the part of an IP television system that selects and processes video signals for distribution into an IP distribution network. A variety of equipment may be included at the headend including satellite dishes to receive signals, content decoders and encoders, media servers and media gateways.