Target Audience

This course is aimed towards engineers and designers who need to understand the technology involved within IPTV.

Prerequisites

This course requires knowledge equivalent to our course TCP/IP and Data Communication Fundamentals. This means understanding of general IP communication, networking and knowledge about IP-multimedia.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

Course content

Introduction

  • History & background

TV distribution technologies

  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S
  • DVB-T
  • Mobile TV standards
  • IPTV
  • OTT-TV

Characteristics of IPTV

  • Fixed operator controlled network
  • Linear TV distribution by IP multicast
  • On-demand distribution by unicast

Characteristics of OTT TV

  • Best-effort video delivery over Internet
  • HTTP adaptive streaming principles
  • Standards and formats

End-user services

  • Linear TV
  • Video On Demand
  • Time-shift
  • Personal Video Recording
  • Electronic Program Guide
  • Parental control
  • Pay Per View

Operator services

  • Quality of Service
  • Blackout
  • Ad-insertion

Solution architecture

  • Client types
  • Devices
    • SmartPhone, Tablet, PC, SmartTV, Set-Top-Box
    • Residential Gateway
    • Boot server & device manager
      • TV middleware
      • Implementation technologies
      • Integration points
      • Scalability & availability
    • TV headend
      • Receivers
      • Compression
      • Encoding
      • Transcoding, transmuxing
    • Content Management System
      • Content and metadata ingest
      • Encoding & compression
      • Encryption
      • Metadata normalization and formatting
      • Content and metadata egress
    •  Content Delivery Networks
      • Architectures
      • Linear TV recording
      •  Storage
      • Access control
    •   Conditional Access/Digital Rights Management
      •  Conditional Access
      • Digital Rights Management
      •  Encryption
    •  OSS
      • Monitoring & fault management
    •  BSS
      • Subscription management and billing
      • Service usage data collection

Protocols

  • IP multicast
  • UDP, RTP
  • RTSP, RTCP
  • HTTP, TLS
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • SNMP

Compression, video and audio encoding

  • MPEG standard
  • Audio/Video coding and decoding
  • Codecs
  • VBR, CBR
  • Subtitles

Network architecture

  • End-to-end architecture overview
  • Network domains
    • Core network
    • Metro / aggregation network
    • Access network
    • Home network
    • Network infrastructure
      • Modem
      • Switch
      • Router
      • BRAS
      • DSLAM
      • DHCP server
      • DNS server
      • HTTP cache
      • Policy control
    • Network configuration
      • Bandwidth requirements
      • Latencies
      • Traffic classes
      • Resource reservation, Policy enforcement
    • Monitoring
      • Monitoring solution components
      • Service / application alarms
      • Performance
      • OSS integration
    • Redundancy and fail-over
      • Linear TV distribution / head-end setup
      • On-demand distribution
      • Middleware
    • Security
      • Secure communication
      • Policy control
      • Content protection and DRM
    • IMS-based IPTV

How to build, launch and operate an IPTV solution

  • Single vendor vs. best-of-breed
  • Content rights acquisition
  • Solution architecture and network design
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Total cost of ownership
    • Content rights
    • OPEX
    • CAPEX

Standardization and regulation

  • ETSI
  • Open IPTV Forum
  • Hbb-TV
  • ATIS
  •  ITU

Duration: 2 days

PRICES (EXCL. VAT)

Classroom training: € 1730

Virtual classroom training: € 1210

Recorded training: € 1210

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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