Published in 2011 14th ITG Conference on Electronic Media Technology, 2011
3D-HDTV is considered to be the next milestone in the evolution of digital video storage and transmission. Providing two views of a scene instead of just one may only be the beginning of the era of multi-view video services. Yet, the major challenge in designing multi-view transport and rendering architectures is to prevent them from scaling linearly in resource consumption. With respect to network usage, real-time media distribution can benefit from novel, scalable transport protocols providing Predictable Reliability under Predictable Delivery time (PRPD). This paper proposes a comprehensive architecture under this paradigm for the efficient, service compatible delivery and rendering of 3D-HDTV via Internet Protocol. The system provides high flexibility for different distribution and representation strategies of 3D or even multi-view video content and offers well-defined backward compatibility to conventional 2D receiver designs.