Next Generation IPTV Services and Technologies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 512 pages
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With a focus on changing job tasks and knowledge requirements for professionals, this book enables readers to meet the demands of designing, implementing, and supporting end-to-end IPTV systems. Additionally, it examines IPTV technical subjects that are not included in any other single reference to date: Quality of Experience (QoE), techniques for speeding up IPTV channel changing times, IPTV CD software architecture, Whole Home Media Networking (WHMN), IP-based high-definition TV, interactive IPTV applications, and the daily management of IPTV networks.
 

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Contents

About the Author
xvii
1 IPTV The Ultimate Viewing Experience
1
2 IPTV Network Distribution Technologies
20
3 IPTV RealTime Encoding and Transportation
64
4 Broadcasting Linear Programming over IPTV
118
5 IPTV Consumer Devices IPTVCDs
175
6 IPTVCD Software Architecture
229
7 IPTV Conditional Access and DRM Systems
249
8 Moving IPTV Around the House
285
9 VideoonDemand VoD over IP Delivery Networks
332
10 IP Based High Definition TV
367
11 Interactive IPTV Applications
382
12 IPTV Network Administration
423
Index
483
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Gerard O'Driscoll is an accomplished international telecommunications expert, entrepreneur, and globally renowned authority on emerging technologies. He has served in a variety of management, engineering, and commercial positions over the past fifteen years. O'Driscoll is widely regarded as an authority on the set-top box, IPTV, digital home, and mobile TV marketplaces. His Web site is www.tvmentors.com.

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