The proliferation of high-definition television (HDTV) video content creation and the method of delivering these contents in a bandwidth-limited broadcast channel environment have driven new video compression standards and associated video image processing applications. Traditionally, only cable and satellite operators provided video delivery. Now telecommunication companies (telcos) are getting into this arena by using the latest video coder/decoders (CODECs) and video-processing technology to transmit digital video to the consumer via Internet protocol television (IPTV).