Engineering WebTV Services

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code PWL280

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Delivery of television over the Web has become a key technology we all now recognise. From YouTube to the BBC iPlayer most people have used a web site offering such services. However, most people have experienced difficulties and frustrations with early offerings of the technology. To be successful WebTV must have the right content matched with carful encoding, simple player technology and good delivery network design.

As WebTV moves into the mainstream of services Internet services are filling up with content and more professional technology approaches for service engineering are becoming necessary. While once video on a web site was the exception, today a site without video soon becomes a backwater ignored by the main demographics most advertisers and successful mass market businesses need to attract.

This course will examine WebTV demonstrating its differences from traditional broadcast TV and Multicast streamed IPTV. It will describe the key engineering problems in building WebTV services and they current solutions. It will analyze the protocols used for delivery as well as the application platforms and technologies used within WebTV players.


When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major current WebTV services
  • Identify WebTV delivery options
  • Calculate the network and performance demands of delivering WebTV
  • Compare the major WebTV Player Solutions
  • Analyze the key delivery protocols
  • Identify Content protection Issues


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What can WebTV deliver? (5 topics)

  • Defining WebTV
  • Comparison with Multicast IPTV
  • Hands-on classroom Demonstration
  • Some key WebTV Sites
  • Indexing WebTV Services

Encoding and Rendering Web Video (10 topics)

  • Video Encoding options
  • Audio Encoding options
  • Key WebTV Technologies
  • Progressive Download
  • Multicast delivery
  • Client/Server issues
  • Peer-to-peed options
  • The Player options
  • Flash
  • Siverlight

Networking aspects of a WebTV Service (13 topics)

  • WebTV delivery network requirements
  • Elements affecting user perceived quality
  • Bandwidth considerations
  • Delay issues
  • Variation in delay
  • Reducing the impact of packet loss
  • Accelerating the time to picture
  • Engineering queuing
  • Estimating demand
  • Sizing traffic flows for key delivery methods
  • Minimizing path length
  • Techniques for caching and service acceleration
  • Selecting the delivery technology for the application

Web Site Considerations (6 topics)

  • Using WebTV as an addition to a trading service
  • Delivering Entertainment services through Web portal pages
  • Searching for content
  • User content generation
  • Business models for WebTV Services
  • Marketing WebTV Services

Content Protection and Security (4 topics)

  • Setting the content protection objectives
  • Conditional access techniques
  • Encryption technology considerations
  • Digital Rights management for content storage and delivery

Roadmap to Building a WebTV Service (7 topics)

  • Specifying the service objectives
  • Selecting the technology
  • Positioning the servers
  • Hosting
  • Encoding the content
  • Engineering the content storage
  • Delivery evaluation and monitoring

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