Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks: Trends, Challenges and Solutions / Edition 1

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A unique treatment of digital video distribution technology in a business context, Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks explores a range of diverse topics within the field through a combination of theory and practice to provide the best possible insight and exposure. The theoretical foundations inside assist a fuller understanding of the technologies used in practice, while real-world examples are correspondingly used to emphasize the applicability of theory in the commercial world.

Fully illustrated throughout to help explain the fundamental concepts of digital media distribution, Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks is divided into three major parts starting initially with the basic industry trends that have been driving the adoption of video and making its distribution over the Internet an economically viable solution.

This is followed with detail descriptions of challenges and solutions in distributing video in ‘open’ networks such as the Internet. The final part focuses on the challenges and solutions for distributing video in ‘closed’ networks such as the managed network of Telcos.

  • Provides an A to Z of digital video distribution featuring technology, business, research, products and case studies.
  • Features research topics exploring P2P Streaming, Digital Video Distribution over Disruption-Tolerant Networks and Scalable Video on Demand.
  • Includes real world product descriptions on Transcoders, such as Rhozet, and IPTV Quality of Service Monitoring product, such as Ineoquest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470746288
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author.



1 Convergence.

1.1 Industry Convergence.

1.2 Device Convergence.

1.3 Network Convergence.

1.4 Service Convergence.

1.5 Summary.


2 Video Compression, Encoding and Transport.

2.1 Still Image Compression.

2.2 Video Compression.

2.3 Video Transport.

2.4 Summary.


3 Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) versus Internet Television.

3.1 Internet Television and Video over IP.

3.2 Summary.


4 Multicast.

4.1 Multicast in IPTV Networks.

4.2 Multicast in Mobile Networks.

4.3 Summary.


5 Technology Trend and its Impact on Video on Demand Service over Internet.

5.1 Open versus Closed Networks.

5.2 Open Networks.

5.3 Closed Networks.

5.4 Summary.


6 Summary of Part One.


7 Movie-on-Demand over the Internet.

7.1 Resource Estimation.

7.2 Alternative Distribution Models.

7.3 Summary.


8 Internet Television.

8.1 Resource Estimation.

8.2 P2P Networks for Streaming.

8.3 Provider Portal for P2P (P4P).

8.4 Summary.


9 Broadcast Television over the Internet.

9.1 Resource Estimation.

9.2 Technology.

9.3 Products.

9.4 Summary.


10 Digital Rights Management (DRM).

10.1 DRM Functional Architecture.

10.2 Modeling Content in DRM Functional Architecture.

10.3 Modeling Rights Expression in DRM Functional Architecture.

10.4 How DRM works.

10.5 Summary.


11 Quality of Experience (QoE).

11.1 QoE Cache: Designing a QoE-Aware Edge Caching System.

11.2 Further Insights and Optimizations for Video Streaming over Wireless.

11.3 Performance of the QoE Cache.

11.4 Additional Features and Optimizations Possible for QoE-Cache.

11.5 Summary.


12 Opportunistic Video Delivery Services in Delay Tolerant Networks.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Design Principles.

12.3 Alternative Architectures.

12.4 Converged Architecture.

12.5 Summary.


13 Summary of Part Two.


14 Network Architecture Evolution.

15 IP Television (IPTV).

15.1 IPTV Service Classifications.

15.2 Requirements for Providing IPTV Services.

15.3 Displayed Quality Requirements.

15.4 Transport Requirements.

15.5 Modes of Transport.

15.6 Summary.


16 Video Distribution in Converged Networks.

16.1 Impact of Treating Each Network as an Independent Entity.

16.2 Challenges in Synergizing the Networks and Avoiding Duplication.

16.3 Potential Approach to Address Multi-Channel Heterogeneity.

16.4 Commercial Transcoders.

16.5 Architecture of a System that Embodies the Above Concepts.

16.6 Benefits of the Proposed Architecture.

16.7 Case Study: Virtual Personal Multimedia Library.

16.8 Summary.


17 Quality of Service (QoS) in IPTV.

17.1 QoS Requirements: Application Layer.

17.2 QoS Requirements: Transport Layer.

17.3 QoS Requirements: Network Layer.

17.4 QoE Requirements: Control Functions.

17.5 QoE Requirements: VoD Trick Mode.

17.6 IPTV QoS Requirements at a Glance.

17.7 Summary.


18 Quality of Service (QoS) Monitoring and Assurance.

18.1 A Representative Architecture for End-to-End QoE Assurance.

18.2 IPTV QoE Monitoring.

18.3 Internet Protocol TV QoE Monitoring Tools.

18.4 Summary.


19 Security of Video in Converged Networks.

19.1 Threats to Digital Video Content.

19.2 Existing Video Content Protection Technologies.

19.3 Comparison of Content Protection Technologies.

19.4 Threats in Traditional and Converged Networks.

19.5 Requirements of a Comprehensive Content Protection System.

19.6 Unified Content Management and Protection (UCOMAP) Framework.

19.7 Case Study: Secure Video Store.

19.8 Summary.


20 Challenges for Providing Scalable Video-on-Demand (VoD) Service.

20.1 Closed-Loop Schemes.

20.2 Open-Loop Schemes.

20.3 Hybrid Scheme.

20.4 Summary.


21 Challenges of Distributing Video in Mobile Wireless Networks.

21.1 Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS).

21.2 Digital Video Broadcast – Handhelds (DVB-H).

21.3 Forward Link Only (FLO).

21.4 Digital Rights Management (DRM) for Mobile Video Content.

21.5 Summary.


22 IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and IPTV.

22.1 IMS Architecture.

22.2 IMS Service Model.

22.3 IMS Signaling.

22.4 Integration of IPTV in IMS Architecture.

22.5 Summary.


23 Summary of Part Three.


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