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ABSTRACT IPTV - Internet Protocol Television
IPTV Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is a system where a digital television service is delivered to subscribing consumers using Internet Protocol over a broadband network. It is like cable TV, but it uses a broadband connection to the Internet instead of cable for the delivery of video & voice services. IPTV system has four key components: Head end (Includes antenna, receivers, encoders, digital turnaround system), Middleware (includes a client-server service Management software), Broadband transport and access network and Equipment at the client’s Premises (includes modem & set-top box). Main applications of IPTV are Digital Broadcast TV, Web access, VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Video on Demand (VOD) and Music on Demand. Many of the major telecommunication service providers are exploring IPTV as a new revenue opportunity from their existing markets.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Page No. Introduction 6 Difference between traditional TV & IPTV system 6 Service architecture of IPTV 7 IPTV Home application and services 9 IPTV Home distribution technology 10 Advantages & Disadvantages of IPTV 11 Comparing IPTV and Internet TV 12 Conclusion 13 Title Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV 2 .INDEX No.
6 8 10 11 LIST OF TABLES Table No.1 4.LIST OF FIGURES Figure No. 9 11 12 Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV 3 . IPTV Service Architecture of IPTV IPTV services together on one screen Hybrid PLC/Cable/Ethernet Set-Top Box Concept Page No. 2.1 5.1 3. 1 2 3 Title Access Technologies The Technologies & Applicable Standards Comparing IPTV and Internet TV Page No.1 Title Traditional TV Vs.
We all know TV. This allows IP television service providers to offer many new content programs that have not been available for standard television distribution systems. but here we are referring to the services that are offered for the TV. public video sources and private video sources. but there’s no direct link between you and the recipient. Synchronized presentations and screen captures are also supported. IPTV: specifies the medium of communication of pictures and sound that operates over an IP Network. in addition to a wide range of video management functions. Figure:2. INTRODUCTION: IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) describes a system where a digital television service is delivered to subscribing consumers using the Internet Protocol over a broadband connection.1(Traditional TV Vs. IP television systems can be provided through broadband communication systems that can reach content providers and viewers in any part of the world. Part 2: Television (TV): specifies the medium of communication that operates through the transmission of pictures and sounds. IPTV is a whole new interactive package that will allow customers to watch TV. IP/TV is a network-based application that delivers live or prerecorded on-demand or scheduled programs to an unlimited number of users over any IP-based localor wide-area network. IP allows you to address a package of information and drop it in the system. Television networks such as cable television. 2. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL TV & IPTV SYSTEM: Television networks have traditionally been a closed distribution system where the television network determined which program sources could reach viewers. browse the internet and make long distance calls using VoIP and all this on their broadband connection. satellite systems and VHF/UHF transmission systems had a limited number of channels (up to several hundred channels). IPTV) Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV 4 .1. New types of content sources include personal media channels. IPTV. interactive media. essentially. has two components: Part 1: Internet Protocol (IP): The protocol establishes a virtual connection between a destination and a source. global television channels. like linear and on demand programming.
The signal frequencies are then converted from the high satellite frequencies to a standard set of lower frequencies by a device called a "down converter”.1. typically the content enters the network using satellite receivers. a "video processor" processes the signals from the IRTs. Implementing redundancy will limit downtime due to planned and unplanned service interruptions and reduce potential revenue loss. backbone. Refer to Figure 3.Personal media channels allow viewers to create their own television channel upload their content such as pictures and videos and share their content with other IP television viewers. If the encoded format is the MPEG-2 standard. VOD. stored digital video.1 for a generalized diagram of an IP/TV endto-end network. Finally. 5 . The method used to represent video and audio content signal was originally described as MPEG-2 but many other standards are evolving such as MPEG-4. and more. Middleware is software that helps a service provider to create. A DHCP server provides dynamically allocated IP addresses to customer premises located STBs. etc. MPEG-7. 3. Content may also be purchased from another provider with a head-end and be received via an IP or network connection. As shown in Figure3. Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV First the content signal is aggregated to a single focal point by a large dish to increase the signal strength enough to be detected by receivers. and access or distribution network. business channels and music television. unscrambles the signal. and stream access. and manage digital services including broadcast IP/TV.1. billing. "off-air" channels. SERVICE ARCHITECTURE OF IPTV The IP/TV network topology is based on three levels of network hierarchy including a head end. chat rooms and e-commerce shopping. “middleware” is needed. IP television systems provide access to television channels throughout the world. high quality music. a service provider may engineer the network with multiple content sources to multiple head-ends. IP/TV traffic usually does not flow through the middleware components but instead the middleware coordinates the distribution of the streams. The signal is then passed to several Integrated Receiver Transcoders (IRT). Middleware components may be centrally located or distributed throughout the content network system. Each IRT demodulates a single channel signal. 3. To manage stream descriptions. the channel is encapsulated into 188 byte envelopes. Figure shows some of the existing and new types of IP television content providers. For example a headend site may also contain components of the distribution network. uncompressed video. Figure 3. and re-modulates the signal as output. Note that it is not uncommon for equipment to be intermixed in locations. IP televisions may provide access to interactive media such as games. Some of the more popular global television channels that are available on IP television include news channels. and other sources into MPEG encoded multicast channels to be delivered over an IP network. pay-per-view (PPV). deliver. MPEG-21.1 Head-End Video content of the IP/TV network originates from the top-level of the hierarchy called a "head-end". The first 4 bytes are MPEG-2 transport overhead and the last 184 bytes Contain the video/ audio content. To provide for redundancy of content.1 a server is used to aggregate all of these functions but the functions can also be distributed over multiple components. The digital video content signal received by the satellite must be processed through several devices into a multicast channel.
Video content traffic is a perishable commodity and the network must be engineered to avoid packet discard due to capacity insufficiencies. NVOD. Most data systems are built with a statistical approach to capacity planning. A larger deployment may use SONET/SDH rings to carry content streams from the aggregation layer-2 switch at the head end location to layer-2 switches located at the remote distribution networks. A service provider may distribute video servers throughout the content network in order to enhance traffic engineering efficiencies of the network. Refer to RFC 2236 for more information about IGMPv2. and NRTVOD applications. Statistically not all subscribers are using the network at one time therefore losses.2 Backbone The backbone of the IP/TV network system transports video content from the head-end location to the distribution networks. IGMPv2 is the protocol used by content servers as a method of reporting the membership of a multicast stream and by clients as a method to acquire multicast streams. The router will also serve as the Internet Group Management Protocol version 2 (IGMPv2) querier for the network. and random delay variances of packets are acceptable. Access control lists (ACLs) can be put in place to avoid Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV 6 . Figure: 3. An alternate implementation may use a combination of SONET/SDH rings with ATM to carry the streams. A router may be installed at the head-end location to segregate some components from the multicast distribution network for security purposes. the router will not be actually 'routing' IP multicast streams. A video server(s) provides video content for VOD.1.security breaches. The switch at the head-end location is a layer-2 IP switch that can be used as an aggregation point of all content streams serves as a connection to the backbone to distribution network. Depending on the implementation. several transport technologies may be used throughout the backbone. The DHCP server for STB addressing should be kept separate from other services requiring dynamic addressing in order to ease trouble-shooting and coordination of maintenance outages.1(Service Architecture of IPTV) The DHCP server enables ease of IP address configuration plus provides the STB with needed startup information to allow for proper boot-up. The streams are then switched to the appropriate requesting Fiber Drive system. retransmissions. Traffic engineering costs of system and network capacity should be accounted for when planning for a VOD service. A backbone that distributes video must be built differently than a normal data delivery network. 3. Although provisioned with Multicast routing to enable IGMPv2 querying.
Some key applications and services enabled by IPTV are discussed below and illustrated in Figure. The main roles of the STB are to request streams for viewing. and then puts the stream into a signal format the attached television expects. 3. Program guides are displayed by the STB to help the user navigate through program scheduling.1. This is an efficient use of bandwidth.1 Digital Broadcast TV Conventional digital television has been delivered to subscribers via an upgraded 7 . The Fiber Point connected to STBs requesting the stream then completes the stream delivery by forwarding the stream out the Fiber Point Ethernet interface. The purpose of the switch is to receive the Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV multicast streams from the Fiber Point and forward them to multiple STBs within the customer premises. The STB requests a stream via the IGMPv2 protocol. The channel map is used by the STB to associate streams with channels viewed by the end-user. 4. A layer-2 switch with IGMP snooping enabled located at the edge of the distribution network receives the multicast streams from the backbone network. receives the associated multicast stream. are also mentioned below. voice and data. When IGMP snooping is enabled.3 Distribution Network The distribution network transports the multicast content streams from the backbone to the customer premises location. and associate channel maps with streams requested by users. display program guides.3 Some Key IPTV Technologies Access Technologies: Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) & VeryHigh. The role of the Fiber Drive system is to coordinate the acquisition of streams requested by the customer premises and distributes them over the PON to devices attached to the associated Fiber Point Ethernet interface at the customer premises.3. the switch 'listens' to the IGMP conversation between the requesting hosts (STBs) and querier (router) to learn when to and when not to forward multicast streams. unmanaged switch should be located at the customer premises. These applications enable service providers to begin offering the” triple play”– video. Additional video applications. IPTV HOME APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES Some key applications for initial IPTV deployment are the delivery of digital broadcast television and user selected Video on Demand (VoD). which can be enabled after the IPTV infrastructure is in place. If more than a single STB or a data service is also provided by the Fiber Point. If snooping is not enabled the switch treats multicast traffic just like broadcast traffic and forwards traffic out all ports. The switch forwards multicast streams requested by the attached Fiber Drive Optical Line Terminal (OLT) blade.Data-Rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL) Access technologies which are capable of delivering higher Broadband data rates to the customer premises using the existing phone lines. a small. The OLT blade then forwards the stream down the requesting PON. 4.
stages with a number of telecom service providers in North America. ADSL2+ and VDSL. enables IPTV as a compelling and competitive alternative. the Service provider has to consider how best to link the devices in the home to this broadband connection. This makes possible the availability of very diverse content to serve the interests of mass markets. media serving and many other services together for easy access throughout the home. and satellite. IPTV/VoD service would give users more choices and the flexibility to watch movies anytime at their convenience. are: • Video telephony and Video conferencing • Remote Education.and wireless technologies are available alternatives for IPTV distribution. Europe and Asia (see listing below). of movies are broadcast and on fixed timeslots. television shows and newscasts. Unlike traditional cable/satellite payper-view services where a limited number Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV 5. The advent of higher-speed DSL technology such as ADSL2. coax cables . IPTV HOME DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES Once the IPTV pipe (i. which can be viewed at a later time. which can be enabled once the initial IPTV infra-structure is in place. IPTV only delivers those channels which are being viewed by the subscriber and has a potential to offer practically an ‘unlimited’ number of channels. specialized groups and demographic communities. xDSL modem) is installed in the customer’s home. which the user would select from a movie library available at the Service. IPTV has the potential to offer services that go beyond what traditional broadcast. and • Home Security/Monitoring Cameras Figure Figure 4. where all channels are simultaneously delivered (i. subscribers will have the ability to extend the experience throughout the home or business.e.1 shows that IPTV brings digital TV.1 IPTV services together on one screen Figure 5. VoD. such as: Movies on demand. cable.2 Video on Demand (VoD) The video-on-demand application provides individual subscribers the ability to select a video content and view it at their convenience. or planning. Node Stored programming content. which is inherent in IPTV because of its association with IP. The technologies and applicable standards are summarized in Table 2: 8 . Various home networking technologies which utilize existing wiring – power lines. IPTV is currently in testing. phone lines. consumers will be able to control what they want to watch and when.e.cable TV plant or satellite systems. cable and satellite TV. Broadcast) to the subscriber home. internet access. 4. Unlike conventional broadcast. such as sports events. IPTV enables more content variety with a larger number of channels. TV providers have offered to subscribers in the past. This enables the service provider to offer additional revenuegenerating services. Combined with a two-way interactive capability. With a robust internal network. IPTV DISTRIBUTIONI NHOMENETWO Other compelling IPTV applications and potential revenue-generating services.
Advantages & Disadvantages Advantages There are many advantages of IPTV over current digital or over the air broadcast TV signals. making it more convenient. All the TV data is held in a center location and only the channel that the consumer at home chooses is piped in. it is extremely easy for data to move from the TV company to the house. there are many ways that people can vote or take surveys while watching their favorite TV program. There will surely be many innovations on how to best interact between the consumer and TV company via television. as well as data moving easily from the house back to the TV company. Integration Integration can be a great way for many companies to offer several services in one integrated package. the entire process is more efficient. here are a few of them. Interactivity Interactivity is much easier to perform with IPTV than a normal cable.1 Hybrid PLC/Cable/Ethernet Set-Top Box Concept 6. satellite or broadcast TV system. In addition. Switched IP Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV . This means that costs can be reduced and the consumer only has to deal with one provider instead of possibly three. such as buying items seen on a commercial or even ordering pizza. but all other computers in your home are hooked up to the same network. Home Network Not only is your TV set hooked up to the Internet. allowing you to use your TV to play media 9 Figure 5. With switched IP (IPTV uses switched IP technology).Table 2: The Technologies & Applicable Standards Most home owners don't realize that cable TV broadcasters and Satellite TV broadcasters generally send all television signals at one time and then the consumer chooses which signal to show on the television set. Another way that interactive TV can be used is by people requesting more information from their TV set on a program that they watched such as statistics while watching a baseball game. Some ways interactive TV is already used is to purchase products directly from your TV set. All these services can be over one line sent directly to the consumer. For instance. This means much more bandwidth for either better quality broadcasts or the ability to add much more data choices due to the fact that bandwidth is no longer such a big issue. Because IPTV is delivered over the Internet where the consumer already has a modem in place. IPTV can also be packaged with normal broadband Internet as well as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol ). This means that lots of bandwidth is used unnecessarily.
integration. there are a couple of disadvantages that you should be aware of. Today. Your experience can be significantly worse if your IPTV connection is not up to par or not quick enough. Better Compression IPTV produces a great picture and plenty of programming options such as interactivity. IPTV makes this interactivity extremely efficient and convenient.files that are stored on other computers. Due to this Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV fact. This means that not only are file sizes being sent to your TV set smaller in size. 7. videos. you might want to watch an HBO special that has already took place. your TV may experience from time to time a pack loss or delays. surf the web or play music. you can easily turn on your TV set. Comparing IPTV and Internet TV Table3 10 . TV shows. However. etc at your convenience. technology is improving and since this is an important issue most analysis state that this will be corrected in the near future. scroll through a menu and request the programming that you wish to watch. Packet Loss IPTV uses the same technology that other types of data use to send and receive information (Internet Protocol). A few years ago. This may include digital photos. the quality of the TV image is higher. you would have had to check the listings and made time to watch it or recorded it on your VCR or DVR. many monitors have TV tuners built in or can accommodate TV tuners making your computer monitor an additional TV set in the home. however it can also deliver better images due to its compression. Video on Demand (VOD) Video on Demand (VOD) is an interactive feature that allows you to request programs such as movies. etc. In addition. Currently No Support for HDTV Most of the IPTV systems currently do not support HDTV broadcasts. networking. IPTV uses an improved standard of compression than the current digital television standard (FTA). For instance. Disadvantages While the advantages of IPTV greatly outweigh the disadvantages.
pbworks.and highdefinition channels.html http://myhsc. Conclusion IPTV technology promises to make more content available because of the limitless nature of the switched digital video architecture theoretically giving access to niche content that has not previously been available on TV. when.com/IPTV Umang Bhojawala Pratik Patel IPTV 11 . Additionally.org/wiki/IPTV http://wiki. on-demand programming and interactive program guides. with enhanced features such as instant channel changing.wikipedia.8. including standard. including live programming delivered in real time.com/Q/How_IP TV_works http://www. Finally. it can offer a video on demand (VOD) service and enables the broadband service provider to develop new and unique services to differentiate their offering from competitors. by whom and how much. BIBLIOGRAPHY • • • • http://en.indianofficer.answers. & this is increasingly important.com/foru ms/science-technology-wiki/190what-iptv-how-does-work. An IPTV service model offers a complete broadcaster and “Cable programmer” channel lineup. IPTV will offer increased control of what is being watched. The IPTV solution is designed to combine industry and Microsoft innovations to better support the services that pay-TV operators offer today.
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