ChinaCom2008-Advances in Internet Symposium

Research Article

IPTV Session Mobility

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CHINACOM.2008.4685170,
        author={Ignacio Mas and Viktor Berggren and Rittwik Jana and John Murray and Christopher Rice},
        title={IPTV Session Mobility},
        proceedings={ChinaCom2008-Advances in Internet Symposium},
        keywords={IPTV IMS handoff},
  • Ignacio Mas
    Viktor Berggren
    Rittwik Jana
    John Murray
    Christopher Rice
    Year: 2008
    IPTV Session Mobility
    DOI: 10.1109/CHINACOM.2008.4685170
Ignacio Mas1,*, Viktor Berggren1,*, Rittwik Jana2,*, John Murray2,*, Christopher Rice2,*
  • 1: Ericsson Research Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2: AT&T Labs Research 180 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Abstract—This article describes a novel architecture for delivering personalized IPTV experiences to the end users. The framework leverages the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) to quickly enable new innovative, multi-media services. We describe the session flows for a single IPTV session switch between multiple set top boxes (STBs) and between a STB and a PC/mobile device SIP user agent. We also demonstrate how supplementary services like caller ID and advanced telephony features can also be migrated across multiple devices.