Technical Courses

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IP Multicast for Streaming RTP Media


This 2 day hands on workshop covers transport of RTP streams using IP Multicast Protocols.

It’s becoming commonplace to carry audio and video streams across large IP networks within a broadcast or media facility. Where these AV streams are intended for many destinations simultaneously use of multicast signaling protocols is essential if network resources are to be used efficiently. This practical two day workshop covers the theory and practice of implementing these protocols within IP and Ethernet networks.

The hands-on element of the course will use Cisco switches and the multicast streamers and receivers will use the cross -platform VLC application. Wireshark will be used to analyse the multicast signaling (IGMP and SAP) and the multicast media delivery (RTP).

It is not necessary to have expertise in the Cisco command line as the configuration of the devices are instructor-led as required and the aim is to build knowledge and experience that is vendor agnostic. This workshop is about putting what you know into practice, so has at least 50% practical content.


Delegates should have an excellent understanding of basics of networks including Ethernet, forwarding of Ethernet Frames, IP and IP forwarding, resilience and failover in L2/L3 networks and some exposure to design & operation of enterprise-scale networks. The should have attended the IABM Network Essentials and Advanced Networks for Broadcast Engineers courses or have equivalent experience of network configuration and management backed up by similar training and certification.


This course is run on demand and can be delivered at a location to suit you. Due to the bespoke nature of both the delivery and the content of these courses, please click the button below to request further information and we will be able to put together a quote based on your needs.

Course Outline

Practical Sessions

Optional Labs