Networked Multimedia Systems and Services

A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Hálózati multimédia rendszerek és szolgáltatások

Last updated: 2016. június 9.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Multimedia Systems and Services EE MSc
Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
VIHIMA09 2 2/1/0/v 4  
3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Huszák Árpád, Hálózati Rendszerek és Szolgáltatások Tanszék
4. Instructors Dr. Huszák Árpád    egyetemi adjunktus
Dr. Szabó Csaba Attila    Professor Emeritus

5. Required knowledge Fundamentals of computer- and communication networks.
6. Pre-requisites
NEM ( TárgyEredmény( "BMEVIHIM248" , "jegy" , _ ) >= 2
TárgyEredmény( "BMEVIEEM243" , "jegy" , _ ) >= 2
TárgyEredmény("BMEVIHIM248", "FELVETEL", AktualisFelev()) > 0
TárgyEredmény("BMEVIEEM243", "FELVETEL", AktualisFelev()) > 0)

A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.

A kötelező előtanulmányi rendek grafikus formában itt láthatók.

7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge The course focuses on modern media delivery, IPTV, IP-based media architectures and services. This course allows students to get acquainted with evaluation and comparison of different media technologies, decision making and performance analysis.
8. Synopsis 1. lecture    Historical overview. Digital media broadcast.

2. lecture    Media streaming protocols (RTSP/RTP and HTTP streaming).

3. lecture    IP multicast, adaptive media delivery.

4. lecture    Mobil multimedia. QoS.

5. lecture    Media storage and distribution systems. Caching. Cloud solutions. Content Delivery Networks, P2P streaming.

6. lecture    IPTV systems, IPTV network technologies. Services (interactivity, video-on-demand).

7. lecture    Internet TV, OTT (Over the Top Content) service model.

8. lecture    New trends: UHDTV, multiscreen TV, 3D Multiview and Free Viewpoint TV.

9. lecture    Authentication, Authorization, Accounting. Radius and Diameter.

10. lecture    Digital Rights Management, DRM architecture, cryptography, watermarking. MPEG-21.

11. lecture    Multimedia service supporting technologies (IMS).

12. lecture    Applications and services based on media communications (audio-visual collaboration, e-learning, e-health and telemedicine, smart environments).

13. lecture    New media consumption models: social media, social TV.

14. lecture    Media service business models. Vertical service providers, triple play services. Virtual service providers.


1. seminar    RTSP/RTP and HTTP streaming
2. seminar    IP multicast traffic
3. seminar    Media QoS analysis, QoS parameters
4. seminar    Media delivery (Internet TV, OTT)
5. seminar    3D Multiview and Free Viewpoint TV
6. seminar    IMS
7. seminar    Social media

9. Method of instruction 3×45 min lecture and 1×45 min seminar per week.
10. Assessment -    Requirements:
o    Attendance on lectures
o    NZH (written examination)
o    Home work
  • survey paper and presentation on a selected topic
  • submission on the 13. week
  • presentations at the end of the semester
-    Exam period:
o    Exam

11. Recaps NZH (written examination) can be substituted in the substitution period.
Late home work can be submitted in the substitution period by paying the substitution fee.

12. Consultations Consultation is possible after the lecture, before the exams or according to previous agreement
13. References, textbooks and resources The lecture slides are available for the students. (

-    Jenq-Neng Hwang: Multimedia Networking - From Theory to Practice. Cambridge University Press,  2009, ISBN:9780521882040

-    Fischer, Walter: Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology, 3rd Ed., Springer, 2010, ISBN 978-3-642-11611-7    

-    Gerard O'Driscoll: Next Generation IPTV Services and Technologies. Wiley, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-470-16372-6

14. Required learning hours and assignment
Kontakt óra42
Félévközi készülés órákra10
Felkészülés zárthelyire16
Házi feladat elkészítése10
Kijelölt írásos tananyag elsajátítása 
15. Syllabus prepared by Dr. Huszák Árpád    egyetemi adjunktus
Dr. Szabó Csaba Attila    Professor Emeritus