10. Server/Head end hardware

10. Server/Head end hardware

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.

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11. Implementation of IPTV services and issues

11. Implementation of IPTV services and issues

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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12. Business Model

The IPTV service provides rich multimedia services over IP networks and is widely believed to be the next killer application over the Internet. It is generating a lot of interest, especially in potential service providers who are eager to develop successful business models that will ensure their survival... Read more »
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14. Case Studies

14. Case Studies

14.1 Europe (France)In France, there have 421,000 ADSL Television subscribers. Figure shows that this number growth over two years and with a cumulative annual growth rate of more than 150 percent. France had about 25... Read more »

List of Abbreviations

ACC Advanced Audio CodingADSL2+ Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2+API Application Programming InterfaceASIC Application Specific Integrated CircuitATM Asynchronous Transfer ModeCA Certificate AuthorityCATV Community Antenna TelevisionCO Central... Read more »

Internet Television vs. IPTV


When we talk about Internet television and IPTV we tend to treat them as synonymous terms because Internet television represents a stream of IP datagrams that delivers MPEG frames generated by a television... Read more »