Who Should Attend
Technical specialists, support personnel, communications specialists, consultants and network administrators who need a practical overview of IPTV.
A general understanding of data networking is beneficial but not essential.
Following completion of this course, delegates will:
* Understand the techniques, processes and terminology related to IPTV.
* Be familiar with the key technology which makes IPTV a reality.
* Understand the IPTV market and what is driving the uptake.
* Understand the services that will be available through IPTV.
* Have a good understand of current implementation challenges when implementing IPTV.
What is IPTV?
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of IPTV
Where is the market at?
What are the future trends?
How ready are we for IPTV?)
IPTV Service Providers (IPTVSP)
Managing the TV connections (downloading & streaming)
Broadcast (Multicast vs. Unicast)
What is an Internet Protocol (IP) multicast vs. unicast address?
How do multicast IP addresses map to Ethernet addresses?
Switched Digital Video
Electronic Programming Guides (EPG)
Interactive Programming Guides (IPG)
Analog Television Adapters (ATVA)
Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
Video on Demand (VOD)
Pay Per View (PPV)
Mobile Phone TV
Technology (How IPTV Systems Work)
Analog vs. Digital TV
Standard Definition TV (SDTV) vs. High Definition TV (HDTV)
Video Systems (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, MPEG, DOCSIS)
Digital Video Compression - MPEG-2, 4, VC 1
Audio Compression - ATSC Dolby Digital, MPEG1 & 2
Ethernet LSPs (Pseudowires)
Transmission Fundamentals for DTV systems
How do MPEG packets get put into Ethernet?
Transport Multiplexing for DTV systems
Broadband access delivery methods
Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Passive Optical Networking (PON)
Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx - x can be home, premise, curb, node, pedestal...)
Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC)
Broadband Wireless (WiFi / WiMax)
What is it and how is it used and why is it important to IPTV
IGMP Snooping, Proxy and Routing -How will the industry define them and what are their
Managing IPTV systems
Accounting & Billing
Video Servers, Proxy Servers, Remote Access Dial-in User server (RADIUS), Registrar
Servers (RAS), Provisioning Servers, Billing Record Servers, Policy Server, Domain Name
Server (DNS), Web Server, Media Gateways, Signaling Gateways
Quality of Service
Set Top Box/Middleware
Network Architectures (ex. Alcatel FTTN IPTV architecture)
Content licensing and distribution rights
Data transfer rate capability
Media player compatibility
Future direction of IPTV
Anywhere Television Service
Global Television Channels
Television on Demand (ToD)
Personal Media Channels (PMC)
Future compression technologies
Future bandwidth requirements