To provide a successful IPTV offering, the video head-end effectively addresses following key requirements:
• Superior scalability and flexibility;
• MPEG-4 AVC encoders with better video quality at lower bit rates;
• Carrier-class reliability;
• Superior manageability;
• Proven head-end and middleware integration.
11.1 Implementation of IPTV
Figure shows a block diagram of the IPTV system. In order for a system operator to deliver IPTV, it would require to encode, broadcast, and do the appropriate management before the end user can connect their set-top-box.
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