Introduction to IPTV Broadcasting Systems

2-Day Training Course on Introduction to IPTV Broadcasting Systems; looking at IPTV and Video on Demand (VoD) architectures, network elements, and services

Detailed Course Modules

Television architecture and evolution

Introduction to Cable Broadcasting; The Signals; Analog Television; Digitally-Compressed Television; Digital Modulation: MPEG Hierarchy, MPEG1, MPEG2; Digital Video Broadcasting; Cable Networking Protocols; Over-the-air broadcasting

Cable Television Architecture

Head-ends; Signal Reception; Head-end Signal Processing; Head-end Operation; Broadband Distribution Systems; Coaxial RF Technology; Coaxial Distribution Design;Linear Fiber-Optic Signal Transportation; Wavelength-Division Multiplexing; Linear Microwave Signal Transportation; End-to-End Performance; Upstream Issues, System Architecture; Service-Related Architecture Requirements; Architectural Elements and Examples; Digital Fiber Modulation and Deep Fiber Architectures; Network Reliability

Transmission for Next Generation Digital Systems

Wavelength-Division Multiplexing; Linear Microwave Signal Transportation; Digital distribution Systems; Linear Fiber-Optic Signal Transportation; Fiber Optic Transmission; Passive Optical Fiber (PON); Wavelength Division Multiplexing: CWDM and DWDM; End-to-End Performance; Upstream Issues; Digital Fiber Modulation and Deep Fiber Architectures: SONET/SDH

TV Distribution Systems

Terrestrial UHF/VHF Broadcast Delivery; Satellite Television Delivery; Cable Television Delivery; IPTV Delivery from head-end to viewer; Set-top Box Issues; Next Generation Media Players; IPTV Service Features; Encoders: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVB-T, DVB-H

IPTV Network Architecture

Applications and their service needs; TV Program Distribution; Components of IPTV Service Network; Video Head End (HVE), Video Hub Office (VHO); Video Serving Office (VSO); Streamers; Routers and Switches; Distribution Networks; Core Networks; Access Networks: Wired vs Wireless; DSL Technology: ADSL, VDSL; Satellite Access; Fiber and Copper Loops; Set-top Boxes; Media Player Applications; Video-on-demand; Integration with Telephones and Internet Access: Triple Play

Next Generation Network Technology

Internet Protocol (IP) Delivery; Internet delivery options; Studio to distributor delivery; IP Delivery mechanisms; Unicast vs Multicast; Multicasting Addressing and Protocol Issues; PIM and IGMP; Quality of Service Issues; MPLS; 21st Century Network Implications; Triple Play Networks; Internet TV Portal

The Customer Interface: Set-top Boxes

Analog Video Reception; Digital Video Reception; Migration issues from Analogue to Digital; Consumer Electronics Interface; Equipment Compatibility; Networking Interfaces; Decoding Mechanisms

Security: Protected and Conditional Access

Protected Broadcast Driver Architecture; Asymmetric Public Keys; Symmetric Keys; Revocation; Windows Media Digital Rights Management; Watermarking

Industry Trends

Transmission innovations; HDTV and Improved Quality; Convergence Protocols

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