Hands On Next Generation IPTV Networks

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code PWL018

Book Now - 4 Delivery Methods Available:

Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Once Television could only be received over the air, via cable or via satellite. Today TV can be delivered over Internet Protocol (IP) services with many broadband service providers offering Triple-Play networks with voice, TV and Internet access carried over the same network and delivered as service bundles to subscribers. Even Cable and Satellite operators now wish to converge towards this new common IP approach to enable delivery of TV to mobile devices, tablets and PCs as well as Internet Enabled High Definition TV sets.

To be successful in this new technology, knowledge of both television and networking technologies is necessary. This course will provide these skills using 'hands-on' exercises in a classroom setting allowing attendees to send, receive and troubleshoot IPTV services over in-class networks.


Delegates attending this course will be able to:

  • Install and use an IPTV Streaming application to stream TV
  • Install and use an IPTV Client to play multicast IPTV
  • Install and use a protocol analyser to decode and troubleshoot multicast protocols
  • Monitor Layer 2 LAN Multicasting
  • Hands-on configuring routers to carry PIM Sparse Mode multicast
  • Monitor Layer 3 multicast streams
  • Implementing QoS using Weighted Fair Queuing
  • Install and use VoD Client and a VoD Server
  • Install and use a protocol analyser to decode and analyze VoD protocols
  • Build Web Technology based VoD services
  • Install and configure a Live Video on Demand TV Camera Service
  • Build an over-the-top VoD Service for Flash and ASF delivery
  • Encode and Transcode Video for VoD delivery
  • Implementing Link aggregation to improve bandwidth and reliability
  • Implement Hot Stand-by Routing Protocol


Collapse all

Architecture of Next Generation Broacast IPTV (10 topics)

  • IPTV service profile
  • Architecture of an IPTV system
  • Content of an IP Head-End
  • Function of IP Access
  • Enabling Technologies
  • VLANs
  • Multicasting
  • Video Encoding
  • RTP Transport
  • Hands-on Implementing PC IP-TV client and Server

Access and Ethernet Services (12 topics)

  • Ethernet Protocol
  • Hands-on Examination of Ethernet Protocol Capture
  • Switching
  • Spanning Tree: STP and RSTP
  • Hands-on Configuration of Spanning Tree
  • VLANs
  • IEEE 802.1Q
  • Hands-on Configuring VLANs
  • Layer 2 Multicasting
  • IGMP
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Hands-on Monitoring Layer 2 Multicasting

Core Routing (6 topics)

  • Selecting Routing Protocols
  • OSPF Routing
  • Metrics
  • Areas
  • Load Sharing
  • Hands-on Configuration of OSPF in Core Network

Video Codecs and Encoding (11 topics)

  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2 - H.262
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC - MPEG 4 Part 10 - H.264
  • WMV
  • DivX and Xvid
  • ProMPEG
  • Audio Encoding
  • Hands-on Exercise: Configuring a Camera Feed and Encoding in MPEG
  • Hands-on Exercise: Trancoding Video and Examining Quality
  • Hands-on Exercise: Using Wireshark to analyze Video Encoding

Multicasting (7 topics)

  • Multicast Addressing
  • Multicast Routing Protocols
  • Dense-Mode and Sparse-Mode
  • Source Tree and Shared Tree
  • PIM
  • Hands-on Implementing PIM Sparse Mode
  • Hands-on Monitoring Multicast Streams

Quality of Service Considerations (5 topics)

  • Video service quality demands
  • Queuing Mechanisms
  • Differentiated Services Code Points
  • Weighted Fair Queuing
  • Hands-on Implementing QoS

Resilience (9 topics)

  • Resilient design
  • Calculating availability
  • Improving availability:
  • Redundancy
  • Aggregation
  • Alternate routing
  • VRRP and HSRP
  • Hands-on Implementing Aggregation
  • Hands-on Implementing HSRP

Video on Demand Options (9 topics)

  • VoD Architecture and SDP
  • VoD Delivery Options
  • RTSP
  • SIP
  • SAP
  • Web Technology
  • Hands-on Exercise: Configuring a Vod Service
  • Hands-on Exercise: Installing Wireshark to analyse VoD Protocols
  • Hands-on Exercise: Using SIP

Online and Mobile Device TV (8 topics)

  • Using Web Technology for VoD
  • Internet TV
  • Television Quality
  • Engineering for Internet TV Distribution
  • Applications For IPTV Delivery
  • Setting Up and Internet TV Server
  • Hands-on Exercise: Configuring a WebTV Service for VoD
  • Hands-on Exercise: Adding Live On-Demand Feeds

HTML5 and Flash (9 topics)

  • Playing Video from Web Pages
  • Delivering Video to Mobile Dices
  • Progressive Download
  • Flash
  • Functions HTML Brings
  • Comparing the Code
  • Current Problems with HTML5
  • Hands-on Exercise Implementing an HTML5 enabled Web Server
  • Hands-on Exercise Comparing Flash and HTML5 delivery of Video on Demand

Signalling and Content Delivery (5 topics)

  • Signalling program connection
  • Service Advertising Protocol
  • Session Initiation Protocol
  • SIP-Proxy Implementation
  • Hands-on Implementation of Programme selection

Security in IPTV (4 topics)

  • Restricting Access with Registration Protocols
  • Source Security
  • Firewall Considerations
  • Hands-on Implementation of Security countermeasures


Delegates should have a good understanding of IP and data networks. These skills can be gained by attending Hands On TCP/IP and Internet Protocols. Check if you have the required level of IP and data networking knowledge to attend this course by taking our pre-course skills assessment.

Prerequisite Skills Assessments

Please take the following assessments to validate meeting the prerequisite knowledge level required for the course.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

Relevant Certifications

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov

and Virtual Classroom
5 Days $3,595
and Virtual Classroom
5 Days $3,595

and Virtual Classroom
5 Days $3,595

and Virtual Classroom
5 Days $3,595

and Virtual Classroom
5 Days $3,595

What Our Customers Say

Enjoyable and very worthwhile course”

Principle on Compliance Engineer, Liberty Global

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

An excellent intro to video encoding & MPEG transport streams - I would definitely recommend it.”

Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

Network Support Technician, BT

Course PDF


Share this Course


Recommend this Course