Scalable Video Coding for IPTV Services

T. Wiegand, L. Noblet, F. Rovati
2009 IEEE transactions on broadcasting  
Scenarios for the use of the recently approved Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension of H.264/MPEG4-AVC in IPTV services are presented. For that, a brief technical overview of SVC when deployed in IPTV services is provided. The coding efficiency of the various scalability types of SVC is demonstrated followed by an analysis of the complexity of the various SVC tools. Based on this technical characterization, it is described how the different SVC features such as efficient methods for graceful
more » ... gradation, bit rate adaptation, and format adaptation, can be mapped to application requirements of IPTV services. It is discussed how such mappings can lead to improved content portability, management and distribution as well as an improved management of access network throughput resulting in better quality of service and experience for the users of IPTV services. Index Terms-H.264, IPTV, MPEG4-AVC, SVC.
doi:10.1109/tbc.2009.2020954 fatcat:vbfq36dbrbcbbpjrb3hheqxvqe