IPTV Crash Course

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Date

November 22, 2006

Format

Paperback, 336 pages

ISBN

007226392X / 9780072263923

$

Your Price

50.00



Overview


Main description

Get up to speed on this billion-dollar technology

IPTV Crash Course offers an accessible overview of this rapidly evolving technology that is radically impacting the landscape of television distribution and broadcasting services. This practical resource offers straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations of the fundamentals of digital television as well as basic and advanced IPTV technology. You'll also find in-depth coverage of IP network client devices including hardware and software, allowing for an enriched entertainment experience.

The Latest Innovations

This book delves into new advancements in the field, examining both the technological layers of digital television and Internet service offerings, and how they are converging to create new business models. Soon, the integration of television entertainment into daily life will change, and IPTV Crash Course is an essential read for anyone interested in this groundbreaking technology.

Full coverage of IPTV including:

Overview of the Television Services Business * IPTV System Architecture * Digital Compression Process * Digital Television Technology * Digital Home Networking * IP Client Device Architectures (HW & SW) * Copy Protection and Digital Rights Management * IPTV Standardization Efforts

 


Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsForewordIntroductionChapter 1. How IPTV Changes the Business of TelevisionChapter 2. The IPTV System ModelChapter 3. The Technology of Internet Protocol NetworksChapter 4. The Technology of Digital TelevisionChapter 5. IPTV in the HomeChapter 6. Copy Protection and Digital Rights ManagementChapter 7. IPTV Standardization EffortsChapter 8. The End of TV as We Know It or Business as Usual?Appendix A: Further Details on Channel Change DelaysAppendix B: IPTV Company References and Information SourcesGlossaryIndex


Author comments

Joseph Weber, Ph.D. is director, product marketing for TiVo, Inc.

Tom Newberry is an advanced product development manager at Thomson, Inc.


Back cover copy

Get up to speed on this billion-dollar technology

IPTV Crash Course offers an accessible overview of this rapidly evolving technology that is radically impacting the landscape of television distribution and broadcasting services. This practical resource offers straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations of the fundamentals of digital television as well as basic and advanced IPTV technology. You'll also find in-depth coverage of IP network client devices including hardware and software, allowing for an enriched entertainment experience.

The Latest Innovations

This book delves into new advancements in the field, examining both the technological layers of digital television and Internet service offerings, and how they are converging to create new business models. Soon, the integration of television entertainment into daily life will change, and IPTV Crash Course is an essential read for anyone interested in this groundbreaking technology.

Full coverage of IPTV including:

Overview of the Television Services Business * IPTV System Architecture * Digital Compression Process * Digital Television Technology * Digital Home Networking * IP Client Device Architectures (HW & SW) * Copy Protection and Digital Rights Management * IPTV Standardization Efforts

 





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