P2P-based IPTV services: Design, deployment, and QoE measurement

Mu Mu, Johnathan Ishmael, William Knowles, Mark Rouncefield, Nicholas Race, Mark Stuart, George Wright

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Abstract—This paper introduces the recent design and develop- ment of a converged IPTV service that has been deployed within a live test-bed (Living Lab) at Lancaster University for thousands of students. High quality audio-visual content is distributed over heterogeneous IP-based content networks, on both set-top box and web-based platforms. Peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies are exploited to provide energy efficient and low-cost delivery for commercial and user-generated content. The infrastructure and functional components are first presented exploring a number of key designs that facilitate the entire eco-system of content ingest, transcoding, P2P tracking, distribution, statistics, end systems, as well as integration of social networking.Due to the dynamic nature of P2P distribution, a quality measurement service with respect to user experience is also essential for the service evaluation and diagnosis. A multimodal QoE measurement framework which evaluates the IPTV services by collaborating measurements with a variety of different aspects is presented. Results of a use case are also described to verify the effectiveness of the measurement framework in exploiting relevant metrics from service compo- nents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1515-1527
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • IPTV
  • Image processing
  • multimedia systems
  • peer-to-peer computing
  • quality of service

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Mu, M., Ishmael, J., Knowles, W., Rouncefield, M., Race, N., Stuart, M., & Wright, G. (2012). P2P-based IPTV services: Design, deployment, and QoE measurement. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 14(6), 1515-1527. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMM.2012.2217119
Mu, Mu ; Ishmael, Johnathan ; Knowles, William ; Rouncefield, Mark ; Race, Nicholas ; Stuart, Mark ; Wright, George. / P2P-based IPTV services: Design, deployment, and QoE measurement. In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 2012 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 1515-1527.
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Mu, M, Ishmael, J, Knowles, W, Rouncefield, M, Race, N, Stuart, M & Wright, G 2012, 'P2P-based IPTV services: Design, deployment, and QoE measurement', IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1515-1527. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMM.2012.2217119

P2P-based IPTV services: Design, deployment, and QoE measurement. / Mu, Mu; Ishmael, Johnathan; Knowles, William; Rouncefield, Mark; Race, Nicholas; Stuart, Mark; Wright, George.

In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2012, p. 1515-1527.

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