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Total IPTV for engineers  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

IPTV training course description

A current hot topic in recent years has been the provision of multimedia services over IP networks aka triple or quadruple play. This course investigates the characteristics of video transmission and then studies the impact on IP networks.

What will you learn
  • Use Wireshark to analyse and troubleshoot TV streams.
  • Describe techniques, which can be used in IP to provide low uniform delay.
  • Evaluate IPTV technologies.
  • Design data networks, which will support IPTV.
IPTV training course details

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.

  • Video codecs
  • 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.

  • IP issues
  • 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
  • RTP, ports, mixers, translators, RTCP, SMPTE, FEC.
    Hands on RTP analysis with Wireshark.

  • Multicasting
  • 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.

  • OTT TV
  • HTTP, HTTPS, Chunked HTTP. Adaptive streaming. HTML5. DASH vs HLS.
    Hands on Analysing HTTP streams.

  • Security
  • 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
    Hands on Fixing the network.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

J. F. - Vodafone Ziggo NL

"Really good course for getting an insight into IPTV."

J. S. - Samsung

"Technical aspect were explained in very accessible, audience adjusted way."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.