Video Distribution Networks: Models and Performance

  • Adrian PopescuEmail author
  • Yong Yao
  • Markus Fiedler
  • Xavier Ducloux
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


The creation, distribution and delivery of video content is a sophisticated process with elements like video acquisition, preprocessing and encoding, content production and packaging as well as distribution to customers. IP networks are usually used for the transfer of video signals. The treatment of video content is also very complex, and we have a multidimensional process with elements like content acquisition, content exchange and content distribution. The focus of the chapter is on the presentation of models that can be used to characterize the main elements in a video distribution chain. These models are about video coding and compression, video streaming, video traffic models, energy consumption models, system performance, concepts of performance optimization and QoE- and energy-optimal streaming.



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

  • Adrian Popescu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yong Yao
    • 1
  • Markus Fiedler
    • 1
  • Xavier Ducloux
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of ComputingBlekinge Institute of Technology371 79 KarlskronaSweden
  2. 2.Harmonic IncCesson-SevigneFrance

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