The move to IP Protocol Television (IPTV) has challenged the traditional television industry by opening the Internet to high quality real time television content delivery. Thus it has provided an enabling set of key technologies to understand and foster further innovations in the multimedia landscape and to create dynamics in the TV value chain. This editorial provides a brief overview of this special issue. It begins with a short introduction to IPTV Technology and then summarizes the main contributions of the selected papers for this special issue, highlighting their salient features and novel results.
IPTV – IP video – Networked video – Quality of service – IPTV technologies
Software (theme 1), Information (theme 2)
International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications
Together Anywhere, Together Anytime
Distributed and Interactive Systems

Bonastre, O.M, Montpetit, M.J, & César Garcia, P.S. (2011). IPTV: Challenges and Future Directions. International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications, 53(3).