O'Reilly logo

Video Over IP by Wes Simpson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

2 VIDEO TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS

Many different types of users have benefited from video transport technology. Let’s look at some familiar and some not-so-familiar applications. In this chapter, we will discuss some interesting ways in which people have had success with video transport.

Entertainment

Lots of people use television solely as a means of entertainment. This multi-billion dollar industry depends on efficient, reliable video transport for many functions. First, let’s look at the important distinction between contribution, distribution, and delivery networks in broadcast television networks (see Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1 Broadcast Television Contribution, Distribution, and Delivery Networks

Contribution networks are used to gather content ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required