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IPTV and Internet Video, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Stake your claim in the rapidly growing IPTV market with a thorough understanding of the key trends and technological advances shaping the future of broadband video technology. Make informed business decisions with a working knowledge of changes in technology, services, and business models. Get an up-to-date picture of the industry with new forms of television delivery, the new standard for video delivery, and current market figures. With annual growth estimates at 32+% for the next six years, this is necessary reading for remaining current in the marketplace. The second edition covers the monetization of IPTV, the differences between IPTV & Internet video, trends for the future and industry expectations. Written by two leading digital media experts, each with 25 years technology development experience and global insight.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Authors
  9. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. Features of This Book
      1. The Corner Office View
      2. Reality Checks
      3. Glossary
      4. Chapter Topics (Organization of this Book)
    3. Summary
  10. Foreword
  11. Chapter 1 What is Internet Protocol, and Why Use it for Video?
    1. The Internet Protocol
    2. The Market for IP Video
    3. Arguments in Favor of IP Video
    4. Arguments Against IP Video
    5. Reality Check
    6. Summary
  12. Chapter 2 Types of IP Video
    1. Two New Categories
    2. Comparing the Networks
    3. Reality Check
    4. Summary
  13. Chapter 3 Business Models
    1. IPTV
    2. Internet Video
    3. Reality Check
    4. Summary
  14. Chapter 4 Network Overviews
    1. Constructing an IPTV Network
    2. Constructing an Internet Video System
    3. Reality Check
    4. Summary
  15. Chapter 5 IP—The Internet Protocol
    1. A Simple Analogy
    2. What Is a Packet?
    3. How IP Fits In
    4. Types of IP Networks
    5. Internet Protocol Addresses
    6. Key Parts of an IP Network
    7. Transport Protocols
    8. Multicasting
    9. Reality Check
    10. Summary
  16. Chapter 6 Video Compression
    1. Why Compress?
    2. Groups of Pictures and Why They Matter
    3. Moving Pictures Experts Group
    4. Audio Compression
    5. Microsoft Windows Media and VC-1
    6. Other Compression Technologies
    7. Digital Turnaround
    8. Reality Check
    9. Summary
  17. Chapter 7 Maintaining Video Quality and Security
    1. Factors that Affect Video Quality
    2. Conditional Access
    3. Digital Rights Management
    4. Reality Check
    5. Summary
  18. Chapter 8 Sizing Up Servers
    1. Video Servers
    2. Video-on-Demand Servers
    3. Advertising Servers
    4. Live Streaming Servers
    5. Encryption and Rights Management
    6. Reality Check
    7. Summary
  19. Chapter 9 The Importance of Bandwidth
    1. Digital Subscriber Line Technologies
    2. Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
    3. Home Gateway
    4. Multiple Televisions
    5. How to Calculate Bandwidth
    6. Channel Changing
    7. Bandwidth for a Triple-Play, HD Future
    8. Reality Check
    9. Summary
  20. Chapter 10 Set-Top Boxes
    1. Basic Functions
    2. Middleware
    3. Set-Top Box Selection Issues
    4. The STB of the Future
    5. Reality Check
    6. Summary
  21. Chapter 11 Internet Video Technologies
    1. Types of Internet Streaming
    2. Commercial Players for PCs
    3. Content Creation Workflows
    4. Reality Check
    5. Summary
  22. Chapter 12 The Future of IP Video
    1. Great Expectations
    2. Portable Media: IPTV to Mobile Devices
    3. Voices from the Industry
    4. Summary
  23. Glossary
  24. Index