Demystifying IPTV and OTT Services

2 Day Course
Code PWL355

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This two day workshop examines the main issues and terminology around IPTV and Over The Top (OTT) delivery of IP Video content. It is intended to help organizations acquire a basic level understanding of what the technical teams are doing and why it is important. This understanding will aid communication within and between teams leading to faster project implementations and more successful business interactions.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at a non technical audience. No previous knowledge or technical experience is required.  


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OTT Overview and Technologies (5 topics)

  • Why OTT is the future for certain areas of broadcast
  • Old world vs. the new world
  • Comparison of OTT technologies
  • Typical Business Cases
  • Viewer and customer perspective

Over the Top Delivery (7 topics)

  • Delivery over the internet
  • The need for different flavours of packaging and bitrates
  • Adaptive Bitrate Basics
  • Packaging Programmes and Services
  • Scaling to match the operator
  • Content Delivery Options
  • Origin Servers and Content Deliver Networks (CDNs)

Live Television Delivery and Multicast (4 topics)

  • Challenges of Live TV delivery
  • Multicasting overview
  • Scheduling Play-out
  • Ingesting Live Feeds

Encoding and Packaging (4 topics)

  • Packaging Requirements
  • Multi-bitrate Encoding
  • Scaling Across Multiple Servers
  • Virtualization

The Viewer and the Player (8 topics)

  • The TV Viewer Perspective
  • Push Delivery
  • Pull Delivery
  • Delivery Platforms: Large Format TVs, Mobiles, Phones and Set-top Boxes
  • Integration into the viewer service platform
  • Web players
  • Embedded players
  • Scaling to Super HD and Ultra HD: 4K TV and 8K TV

Adaptive Bit rate overview (7 topics)

  • MPEG-DASH WebTV service
  • Comparison with other IPTV options
  • Comparing Smooth Streaming, HLS and HDS
  • WebTV Services
  • Progressive Download
  • Client/Server issues
  • The Player options

Content Protection and Cyber Security (7 topics)

  • Intellectual property that must be protected
  • Legal and technical requirements
  • Content protection objectives
  • Conditional access techniques
  • Encryption technology considerations
  • Digital Rights management for content storage and delivery
  • DRM Systems

Audience measurement and analytics (6 topics)

  • IP based: TVBeat
  • Panel Based:BARB/Neilsen
  • GDPR and regulation issues
  • Recommendation engine
  • Different algorithms (e.g. Bayesian)
  • Netflix and iPlayer examples

Cloud based infrastructure workshop (4 topics)

  • Comparison of AWS, Azure and Google
  • When it doesn't make sense to use the cloud
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Demonstration of video streaming on AWS using dash

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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.”

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