International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting

IP and Broadcasting Systems Convergence

Publishing date
01 Apr 2010
Submission deadline
01 Oct 2009

1NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece

2Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

3MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, USA

4ARCES, University of Bologna, Italy

5LaBRI-CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France

IP and Broadcasting Systems Convergence


In order to achieve access and core network interworking and service ubiquity within the vision of the Internet of the Future, IP arises as a key element for the realization of a unified/fusion environment which enables the convergence/synergy between traditional and emerging technologies. In this context, IP can be also seen as the “gluing factor” in the rapidly progressing convergence between the technologically different sectors of networking and broadcasting.

This convergence, witnessed both at technological and service levels, is mainly empowered by the evolution of broadcasting standards (DVB, ISDB, ATSC, CMMB) and the recent advances in IP networking.

In this way, a broadcasting platform is no longer restricted to transmitting ‘bouquets’ of TV programs. The ability to include IP services into the broadcast multiplex, along with the large coverage area and the high bit rate capabilities, allows broadcasting systems to constitute flexible broadband IP networking infrastructures, complementing existing and emerging wireless access networks such as 3G, WiMAX, and LTE.Conversely, the provision of broadcast TV services over IP networks and over the Internet is further fading the borders between the IP/networking and broadcast worlds.

The aim of this special issue is to attract state-of-the-art contributions focusing on the convergence between the IP and broadcasting systems, that is, the provision of IP services over broadcasting platforms and vice versa; the streaming of A/V broadcasting services over IP networks. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Broadband IP access over DVB, ISDB, CMMB, ATSC, DMB, MediaFLO
  • Satellite-based access networks
  • IPv4/IPv6 encapsulation and transport
  • Broadcast TV and radio over IP
  • Security and quality of service
  • Architectural and design aspects
  • Interaction channel technologies
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • IP datacast issues and ESG
  • IPTV over broadcasting systems
  • Social television and novel services
  • Business aspects and standardization activities
  • Regulatory issues
  • Digital dividend and exploitation for broadband IP access

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 382931
  • - Editorial

IP and Broadcasting Systems Convergence

Georgios Gardikis | George Xilouris | ... | Daniel Negru
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 381526
  • - Research Article

Network Performance Evaluation of Abis Interface over DVB-S2 in the GSM over Satellite Network

S. B. Musabekov | P. K. Srinivasan | ... | R. R. Ibraimov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 836501
  • - Research Article

Performance Evaluation of Triple Play Services Delivery with E2E QoS Provisioning

Nikolaos Zotos | Evangelos Pallis | Anastasios Kourtis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 253495
  • - Research Article

On the QoS of IPTV and Its Effects on Home Networks

Dongyu Qiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 394965
  • - Research Article

A Framework for an IP-Based DVB Transmission Network

Nimbe L. Ewald-Arostegui | Gorry Fairhurst | Ana Yun-Garcia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 169140
  • - Review Article

Design of an IPTV Multicast System for Internet Backbone Networks

T. H. Szymanski | D. Gilbert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 435405
  • - Research Article

Cross-Layer Optimization of DVB-T2 System for Mobile Services

Lukasz Kondrad | Vinod Kumar Malamal Vadakital | ... | Moncef Gabbouj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 608138
  • - Research Article

Video Quality Prediction Models Based on Video Content Dynamics for H.264 Video over UMTS Networks

Asiya Khan | Lingfen Sun | ... | Harilaos Koumaras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 913421
  • - Research Article

Hybrid Terrestrial-Satellite DVB/IP Infrastructure in Overlay Constellations for Triple-Play Services Access in Rural Areas

E. Pallis | D. Negru | A. Bourdena
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