IPTV Crash Course

Overview

Get up to speed on this billion-dollar technology

IPTV Crash Course offers an accessible overview of this rapidly evolving technology that is radically impacting the landscape of television distribution and broadcasting services. This practical resource offers straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations of the fundamentals of digital television as well as basic and advanced IPTV technology. You'll also find in-depth coverage of IP network ...

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Overview

Get up to speed on this billion-dollar technology

IPTV Crash Course offers an accessible overview of this rapidly evolving technology that is radically impacting the landscape of television distribution and broadcasting services. This practical resource offers straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations of the fundamentals of digital television as well as basic and advanced IPTV technology. You'll also find in-depth coverage of IP network client devices including hardware and software, allowing for an enriched entertainment experience.

The Latest Innovations

This book delves into new advancements in the field, examining both the technological layers of digital television and Internet service offerings, and how they are converging to create new business models. Soon, the integration of television entertainment into daily life will change, and IPTV Crash Course is an essential read for anyone interested in this groundbreaking technology.

Full coverage of IPTV including:

Overview of the Television Services Business
• IPTV System Architecture
• Digital Compression Process
• Digital Television Technology
• Digital Home Networking
• IP Client Device Architectures (HW & SW)
• Copy Protection and Digital Rights Management
• IPTV Standardization Efforts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072263923
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/22/2006
  • Series: Crash Course Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 818,645
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Weber, Ph.D. is director, product marketing for TiVo, Inc.

Tom Newberry is an advanced product development manager at Thomson, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction

Chapter 1. How IPTV Changes the Business of Television

Chapter 2. The IPTV System Model

Chapter 3. The Technology of Internet Protocol Networks

Chapter 4. The Technology of Digital Television

Chapter 5. IPTV in the Home

Chapter 6. Copy Protection and Digital Rights Management

Chapter 7. IPTV Standardization Efforts

Chapter 8. The End of TV as We Know It or Business as Usual?
Appendix A: Further Details on Channel Change Delays
Appendix B: IPTV Company References and Information Sources
Glossary
Index
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