Enabling Layered Video Coding for IMS-Based IPTV Home Services Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2009

start page

  • 30

end page

  • 35

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 23

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0890-8044

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1558-156X

abstract

  • Nowadays IPTV services are gaining attention from both providers and end users. There is a large effort toward the integration of these services into emerging next-generation network architectures. In particular, one of the most relevant
    solutions is being proposed by ETSI-TISPAN and is based on the IP multimedia
    subsystem. This article focuses on introducing layered video coding into TISPAN
    IMS-based IPTV architecture, allowing cost-effective efficient solutions both
    for residential users and providers (e.g., flexible support of heterogeneous
    devices, live mosaics, adaptive video quality based on device and/or network
    capabilities). The advantages of using layered video coding in the TISPAN IPTV
    solution are analyzed and illustrated with a set of use cases. Furthermore, this
    solution has been integrated into a multimedia testbed in order to validate the
    presented proposal.