Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is digital television delivered to your television through a high speed internet (broadband) connection.
In this service, channels are encoded in IP format and delivered to the TV through a set top box.
IPTV service also includes video on demand, which is similar to watching video CDs/DVDs using a VCD/DVD player.
IPTV Means = Internet Protocol Television.
How does Internet Protocol Television work ?
Internet TV, in simple terms, is video and audio delivered over an Internet connection. It’s also known as Internet protocol television, or IPTV. You can watch Internet TV on a computer screen, a television screen (through a set-top box) or a mobile device like a cell phone or an iPod.
It’s almost the same as getting television through an antenna or a series of cable wires — the difference is that information is sent over the Internet as data. At the same time, you can find even more variety on Internet TV than cable TV. Along with many of the same shows you find on the big networks, many Web sites offer independently produced programs targeted toward people with specific interests. If you wanted to watch a show on vegetarian cooking, for example, you could probably find it more easily over the Internet than on regular TV.
Because many sites offer on-demand services, you don’t have to keep track of scheduling. For sites using webcasting or real-time streaming video, though, live broadcasting is still an option.
Internet TV is relatively new – there are lots of different ways to get it, and quality, content and costs can vary greatly. Shows can be high-quality, professionally produced material, while others might remind you of Wayne and Garth broadcasting “Wayne’s World” from their basement. Traditional TV networks are also easing into the technology and experimenting with different formats.
What are the advantages of IPTV ?
The quality of digital video and audio is much better compared with the traditional analogue TV. With additional features, it can become interactive. For example, viewers may be able to look up a player’s history while watching a game. They also may be able to schedule a recording of their favourite programme when they are not home. With video on demand, they can browse an online movie catalogue and watch the movies instantly.
Because Internet Protocol Television uses standard networking protocols, it promises lower costs for operators and lower prices for users. Using set-top boxes with broadband internet connections, video can be streamed to households more efficiently than cable.
Where can i install the IPTV ?
Because the iptv works thought internet, it allows you to connect with it in different ways. IPTV it’s very simple to watch on any device. It can be installed in Smart TV ( LG & Sasmung) , Phone, Tablet, Laptop, IPTV Android Boxes, MAG boxes etc.
How much IPTV costs ?
IPTV prices are never stable, they change from seller to seller, it depends on the number of channels that the platform contais, or the quality of them , if they are stable or not. Its simply thinking , “The better , The more expensive”.
What are the limitations of IPTV?
Because it is based on internet protocol, it is sensitive to packet loss and delays if the IPTV connection is not fast enough. Internet Protocol Television always wants stable internet , streams with high resulution needs a very fast internet. This is the thing that we can call a disaventage of iptv.