Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

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.
Head-end in an IPTV solution

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.
Figure: System block diagram

11.1.1 Hardware Blocks
BF533 Processor:
Blackfin ADSP-BF533 is a high-performance member of the Blackfin family, were designed specifically to meet the computational demands and power constraints of embedded audio and video applications, delivering breakthrough signal-processing performance and power efficiency with a RISC programming model. There's also an advantage of Blackfin's memory architecture, particularly the direct memory architecture (DMA) and cache memory.

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 in this emerging market. The success of an IPTV business will depend to a large extent on the ability of the service providers to provide the right IPTV contents and services to the right subscribers, at the right time and in a way that is most convenient and appealing to the subscribers.
For the services of IPTV, the sub working groups has started on identification of IPTV services, players/roles and the identification of business models. The contribution made by the companies and organizations mentioned are IPTV services scenarios using NACF over NGN, technical issues on IPTV standardization, commercial billing model of IPTV and others. Some of the proposed services for the IPTV focus group activities are pay per view (PPV), Interactive TV (iTV), Games, Presence service, Communications Messaging and many more as defined in.
The following sections describe some of the business models that can be used for IPTV system.

12.1 Free To Air (FTA)
One way for service providers to create revenue from this type is to charge users a fee to host their video content, to simplify sharing between friends and family members.
Another way to fund “free” video web portal is to sell advertising space on the portal itself or to push advertisements to viewers before the content is played.
The other common method is to offer preview of video content that needs to be purchased. For example, numbers of web sites have been created that provide free previews of these clips, along with the links to sites where they can purchase and downloaded.
In New Zealand Telstraclear service provider uses this FTA model to reach the subscribers.

13. IPTV Performance Measure

 13.1 Delivering IPTV service with QoE
The Quality of Experience (QoE) is the overall performance of a system from the point of view of the users. QoE is a measure of end-to-end performance at the services level from the user perspective and an indication of how well the system meets the user’s needs. This is highly subjective and takes into accounts many different factors beyond the quality of the service, such as service pricing, viewing environment, stress level and so on. The figure below shows us the IPTV QoE in the end-to-end model.

Figure: IPTV QoE in the end-to-end model

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 million television households, with approximately 3 million Community Antenna Television (CATV) subscribers and 4 million satellite subscribers. In June 2006, France had 11.7 million broadband subscribers, so in France, there were a huge number of potential IPTV viewers. Because a competitive market, the IPTV service price were very low. There only 16 Euros per month for more than 40 channels. For the 30 Euros basic triple-play package included high speed ADSL2+ Internet access, free voice calls to fixed lines in more than 20 countries and IPTV. Many customers were happy purchasing the triple-play package. The channel of IPTV offered was quite extensive. IPTV offered programming from a large number of other countries in Europe and Middle East. The total offered more than 200 channels. Another important reason have acted to drive subscribers to IPTV is High Definition (HD) content with VOD services. In France, the HD broadcast market was much less developed than the U.S. market at the time. This new services will be attract new customers to use IPTV.

France Telecom's IPTV Subscriber Growth 2004-2006

List of Abbreviations

ACC Advanced Audio Coding
ADSL2+ Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2+
API Application Programming Interface
ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
CA Certificate Authority
CATV Community Antenna Television
CO Central Office
CPU Central Processing Unit
DTH Direct to Home
DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory
DNS Domain Name System

Friday, August 1, 2014

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 station. Although the two terms can be treated as synonyms, in reality they should be used to describe two different technologies. Thus, let’s focus on the true meaning of each technology to obtain an appreciation for how they actually differ from one another.

Internet Television
Internet television refers to the broadcast of news, weather, and TV shows from television stations that add an Internet interface to their over-the-air broadcasts. The Internet interface either takes selected station videotapes and converts them into a sequence of IP datagrams transporting, most commonly, MPEG-2 frames, or provides a “dawn-to-dusk” broadcast via the Internet of the station’s over-the-air transmission.
Viewing of station broadcasts on the Internet is accomplished via a media player. Typically, an Internet television station, which in effect represents a conventional television station that also broadcasts video via an Internet connection, limits its support to one type of media player, such as Microsoft’s Windows Media Player, Apple’s QuickTime Media Player, or Real Networks’ RealPlayer.
The media player supported provides the interface required to view the stream of IP datagrams on a desktop or laptop computer. Because media players support buffering of IP datagrams, a broadband connection to the Internet, although desirable, is not mandatory for viewing video. Now that we have a general appreciation for Internet television, let’s turn our attention to IPTV.