Deutsche TV-Plattform

WG Media over IP

Nick Brambring
Dr. Niklas Brambring, Head of WG Media over IP

The working group Media over IP is working on the transformation of the distribution of media content via hybrid and converging infrastructures and the related technical issues. The technical challenges for the distribution of content over IP infrastructures are increasing. The focus is thus on the "physical layer" of distribution and here on non-linear and mobile forms. Current priorities include content delivery (Ingest/Encoding Task Force) and a structured entry into the relatively new but highly relevant world of quality measurement for video streaming (Delivery Task Force).

The working groups of Deutsche TV-Plattform are the heart of the association - the task forces are quasi the "engine room" of the working groups. This is where the members of the working group work in a focussed and targeted manner on topics which have been identified as particularly important or urgent in the course of the working group's work. The active involvement in the task forces is open to all members. 

Task Force Ingest/Encoding

The Task Force Ingest/Encoding develops best-practice standards with regard to practical, practical and economically viable recommendations for the delivery of content.

Frank Heineberg, Head of Task Force Ingest/Encoding

In the chain from content creation to marketing to the customer, one or more broadcasters/content providers each deliver content to a platform. At present, there is a multitude of codecs and transmission paths with different technical specifications and quality characteristics. The resulting complexity generates increased efforts, both for broadcasters and platforms, and often represents a compromise in the maximum possible signal quality. By developing best practice standards within the framework of the AG Media over IP, the aim is to draw up practicable, practical and economically viable recommendations that can benefit the entire industry.

Task Force Delivery

The Task Force Delivery is intensively dedicated to the topic of measuring the quality of video streaming - both from the user's perspective (QoE - Quality of Experience) and the operator's perspective (QoS - Quality of Service).

Peter Pogrzeba, Head of Task Force Delivery

The Task Force Delivery deals with the entire chain of IP stream delivery - from encoding to the end-user device. For a broad user acceptance of IP streaming, a quality and stability of the service comparable to broadcasting must be guaranteed. For this reason, the Task Force Delivery is intensively engaged in the topic of measuring the quality of video streaming - both from the user's perspective (QoE - Quality of Experience) and from the operator's perspective (QoS - Quality of Service). The Task Force Delivery sees itself as a group of experts and pioneers in the field of streaming, which relies on international standards and an open exchange of experience with the members of the DTVP and other market participants.