Date Added: Sep 2009
There are descriptions on general procedure from IPTV service provider discovery to content selection and acquisition in ITU-T standards. There are high level procedures on various transport mechanisms for the delivery of IPTV service provider description information over IP. Therefore, the authors described the detail mechanism for IPTV service provider discovery using SIP protocol for NGN IMS based environment in this paper. IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision) service enables TV with set top box to see broadcasting, video content and retrieval service via Internet.