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Optimizing channel change time in IPTV applications

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2 Author(s)
Harald Fuchs ; Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany ; Nikolaus Farber

This paper describes the problems of channel change in multicast IPTV scenarios and the sources of delay during channel change. It provides an overview of approaches to reduce the tune-in delay and discusses their impact on image quality and required bandwidth. Finally, it makes recommendations on the applicability of the discussed solutions for selected scenarios.

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2008 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting

Date of Conference:

March 31 2008-April 2 2008