Exclusively dedicated to Mobile TV, this book provides a detailed insight to mobile multimedia characterized efficient compression techniques, protocols formalized by 3GPP or 3GPP2, capabilities of broadcast, and mobile networks for delivering multimedia content. Network requirements such as spectrum; chipsets, software and handsets which enable multimedia services; delivery platforms and content protection technologies which provide revenue assurance are covered in detail. Written with a global perspective, this book takes a detailed look at the networks deployed worldwide with examples and is rich in diagrams providing extraordinary visualization of the new technologies.
* A complete introduction and overview of mobile multimedia, mobile TV, and multimedia networks worldwide
* Includes multimedia services for streaming, live TV, downloads, MMS, VoD in the mobile environment
* Describes enabling technologies and protocols such as MPEG-4, H.264, AAC+,3GPP-PSS and 3G-324M
* Detailed chapters on DVB-H, DMB and 3G technologies for mobile TV
* Content security, conditional access and DRM for the mobile world
* Handset features for mobile TV and multimedia services
About the Author
Amitabh Kumar has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, Internet and broadcast fields. Currently he is Director of Technology for Essel Group of companies and also Head of Broadcasting Operations of the Zee Network, India and Singapore. The Zee Network is the largest Broadcasting Network of India with over 30 channels broadcast to over 200 countries. Kumar is responsible for setting up Indias first Pay DTH platform, Dish TV. He is also a member on the Board of Directors of Essel Shyam Telecommunications Ltd. Mr Kumar has been a Director on the Board of Telestra V-Com Ltd., ,a member of NASSCOM Executive Council and Governer for India on the Board of Governers of Intelsat and Director of Operations of VSNL.