Video Distribution Networks: Architectures and System Requirements

  • Adrian PopescuEmail author
  • Yong Yao
  • Dragos Ilie
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


The creation of video content and its distribution over the Internet Protocol (IP) are sophisticated processes that follow a chain model from the acquisition of the video source, production and packaging, transport, and finally distribution to viewers. Video distribution networks refer to several parts, namely content contribution, primary distribution, secondary distribution, and video consumers. The focus of the chapter is on the presentation of video distribution systems over IP, categories of architectural solutions as well as a short presentation of several important applications associated with video distribution networks.



This research was partially supported by the European Celtic-Plus project CONVINcE and funded by Finland, France, Sweden, and Turkey.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ComputingBlekinge Institute of Technology371 79 KarlskronaSweden

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