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What is IPTV ?





What is IPTV ?

IPTV, Internet Protocol television is a system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a packet-switched network such as a LAN or the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal, and cable television formats.

Services provided by IPTV

  • Live television, with or without interactivity related to the current TV show;

  • Time-shifted television: catch-up TV (replays a TV show that was broadcast hours or days ago), start-over TV (replays the current TV show from its beginning);

  • Video on demand (VOD): browse a catalog of videos, not related to TV programming.

Never relates Internet Television with IPTV, both have huge difference.

How IPTV works ? 

IPTV is much similar like browsing the internet than traditional channel surfing.



  1. Video from different sources is divided into data packets and sent over the internet.

  2. Video servers transmit programs though fiber-optic cable to existing household telephone lines.

  3. Requests are sent out and shows are sent back.

Difference between IPTV and conventional Satellite TV , Cable TV (CATV)

  • CATV and Satellite TV send hundreds of channels to a set-top box on the other hand IPTV send only requested shows, saving bandwidth for the internet, HDTV and other televisions.

  • Main difference which I like most that In IPTV you can pause Live programs which you can’t in CATV and satellite TV.

  • You will be able to select play times for your content by creating your own personal broadcast channel. This enables you to organize your content so you can sequence various videos in whatever order you prefer. You will also be able to have this content play nonstop if you so desire. You would never be able to do that with cable or satellite.

  • Cable and satellite television providers would make you pay for each time that your content is aired. If you wanted it aired again, you would have to pay more.

Some Features about IPTV

  • Time Shift: We can watch last 7 days programs and it can be auto recorded.

  • Live TV Controller: Rewind, pause and play even while watching live TV broadcast.

  • Video on Demand (VOD): We can Rewind, fast forward, pause and play the latest blockbusters as per our convenience. It is like watching movie on DVD player.

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