J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
IPTV training course contents
What is IPTV?
What is IP? What is TV? Pixels, frames, colour, digital modulation, digital video broadcasting. SDTV, HDTV, 4K. IPTV architectures, Contribution, distribution, delivery. IPTV standards.
Hands on: Base IP connectivity, VLC.
IPTV protocol stacks
IP, TCP, UDP, RTP. IPv6. HTTP. Bandwidth requirements.
Hands on: IPTV bandwidth calculations.
What is a CODEC, pictures and audio, digitisation, sampling, quantisation, encoding, compressing. MPEG, bit rates, resolution. I, B, P frames, GOP. MPEG 2, MPEG 4, H.264, H.265, VP9, AV1.
Hands on: Analysing MPEG frames.
Quality vs. bandwidth. Bandwidth, delay, latency, jitter, signalling. Routers.
Hands on: Analysing jitter and other performance issues.
IPTV performance and QoS
IP DSCP field, queuing strategies; FIFO, WFQ, custom, priority, RED. Differentiated services, Diffserv. 802.1Q. Traffic shaping. QoE.
Hands on: best effort versus prioritisation.
UDP versus TCP
Reliable, unreliable, connection oriented, connectionless. Broadcasts, multicasts and unicasts. TCP flow control, TCP and performance.
Hands on: TCP window sizes.
RTP, ports, mixers, translators, RTCP, SMPTE, FEC. Hands on: RTP analysis with Wireshark.
Multicasting compared to unicasting and broadcasting, when to use and when not to use multicasting. IGMP, PIM-SM, SSM. MLD.
Hands on: Analysing multicast streams.
HTTP, HTTPS, Chunked HTTP. Adaptive streaming. HTML5. DASH vs HLS.
Hands on: Analysing HTTP streams.
Firewalls, TLS, DRM, watermarking. Encryption. Geolocation. VPNs.
IPTV architecture and other protocols
Content providers, Service providers, delivery networks, home networks. Caching, Service discovery. RTSP. SAP, SDP. DHCP, DNS, NTP.
Why Choose Us
SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
- Ability to teach
- Technical knowledge
- Answering questions
We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM
We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.