Issue No. 03 - May/June (2009 vol. 13)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2009.67
Ali C. Begen , Cisco
William Ver Steeg , Cisco
Neil Glazebrook , Cisco
In a multicast IPTV distribution network, each channel is offered in a different multicast session, and the IP set-top box joins the respective session when the viewer tunes to a new channel. Due to delays associated with network components and encoding schemes, the time difference between the channel-change request and when the new channel shows up on the screen can be annoyingly large. This article examines the Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) in IPTV networks and describes how RTP and its control protocol can help reduce channel-change times.
IPTV, multicast video, Real-time Transport Protocol, RTP, retransmission, rapid channel change
Ali C. Begen, William Ver Steeg, Neil Glazebrook, "Reducing Channel-Change Times with the Real-Time Transport Protocol", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 40-47, May/June 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.67