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Video Over IP by Wes Simpson

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13 IPTV—IP VIDEO TO THE HOME

IPTV means television that is delivered over an IP network, primarily to home viewers. Any discussion of a video transport technology would not be complete without an analysis of the impact of that technology on video delivery to the home. In the case of video over IP, this discussion is particularly important because of the emergence of new technologies and market forces that are making IP technology more and more appealing for delivering video to consumer homes. Indeed, for new deployments, IP is becoming the technology of choice for more and more service providers.

In this chapter, we will start out by looking at three examples in which IP technology is used to deliver video to the home. We’ll look at the reasons ...

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