An IPTV or internet protocol TV involves transmission of AV or audio and video and data information through a digital network that’s based on IP (Internet Protocol) like WAN, internet, Ethernet, etc. The IPTV can be used to telecast from one to many or multicast as well as to telecast from one to one or unicast. The IPTV can be used by using a set top box for making the AV content available on existing PCs and TVs.
How is IPTV different?
The IPTV broadcasters use dedicated servers like premium IPTV server to provide services that’s not affected by problems like harmonics, ghosting, cross modulation, interference, etc. These problems were a common part of analogue systems. The IPTV requires a broadband internet connection that allows the viewer additional control over their viewing choices.
Things to know about IPTV
- The popularity of IPTV can be understood by the fact that IPTV has a subscriber base of about 130 million people.
- The IPTV can also be made available to existing devices by addition of a set top box or STB.
- The AV contents being streamed are stored on the network and are retrievable at a later time allowing a viewer to watch their favorite show as per their convenience.
- The free to air channels are streamed without Terrestrial or SAT receivers
The IPTV can be made available to a number of devices, the only requirement being an internet connectivity. This allows everyone the freedom of viewing their favorite content on their preferred device like smartphones or PCs.