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Video-on-Demand Provision Using TINA

By F. Goncalves, R.A. Achterberg, S. Mohapi and H. E. Hanrahan


This paper presents the design and implementation of a Video-on-Demand (VoD) service using the Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture (TINA). A description of the VoD service is presented using the TINA business model and service architecture. A network deployment is also discussed to provide connectivity for the VoD service designed, taking into account Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees for video streaming. Keywords: VoD, Video Streaming, TINA, Sessions, Network I. INTRODUCTION The moving pictures (movies) are a universal medium for entertainment that also supports education. Various methods of presenting movies to end users, such as broadcast, pay-per-view (PPV) and video-on-demand (VoD) exist, each having particular constraints. In the broadcast method, it is up to the users to make sure they watch a particular movie according to the schedule selected by the provider. PPV, on the other hand, allows users to choose the movies to be watched without having to follo..

Topics: VoD, Video Streaming, TINA, Sessions, Network 1 ITAS Division of Telkom SA Limited
Year: 2007
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