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IPTV Streaming Source Classification

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Executive Summary

In the last years video streaming over IP networks has changed the entertainment habits of society. Video on demand and multicast services have proliferated, bringing new challenges. Although the majority of the new service providers are compliant with copyright protection policies, some services are streamed without the proper rights, leading to a new kind of content piracy. Therefore, content right owners are interested in finding out the distribution channel followed by these unauthorized contents, in order to learn about illegal distributor sources. The authors present the first approach to this problem, in which they deal with the classification of IPTV streamed contents on Digital Vision Broadcast-Satellite (DVB-S) or Terrestrial (DVB-T) sources, both for live and delayed streaming.

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