What is IPTV? Advantages of IPTV and Classification of IPTV
What are the Advantages of IPTV and Classification of IPTV?
Advancement of IPTV
With Modernization and Alteration of Technology, IPTV is getting more popular.
The official definition approved the International Telecommunication Union focus group on IPTV is as follows:
IPTV is defined as multimedia services such as television/video/audio/text/graphics/data delivered over IP (internet protocol) based networks managed to provide the required level of quality of service and experience, security, interactivity and reliability.
It is a system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a packet-switching network such as the internet, instead of delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellites signal and cable television formats.
Let’s see the classification and advantages of IPTV that make it so special…
Classification of IPTV
- Live television:
Live streaming means broadcasting as it happens. It’s like watching live television on the computer screen. In this kind of format, we can’t pause or skip through the broadcast that doesn’t interest us.
- Video on demand:
This is similar to the playlist. Here videos, clips or episodes are arranged by titles or in categories like news, sports or music videos.
Why go for IPTV?
IPTV is gaining popularity at a faster rate and is out casting the traditional model of television services.
Major reasons why IPTV is being widely adopted are:
- The widespread adoption and usability of broadband.
- Internet accessibility has become very easy and user-friendly. 5G internet is game-changing.
- The dynamic competition between traditional telephone service providers and cable service providers to provide a combined service of data, voice, video, and communication.
Advantages of IPTV
- One of the advantages of IPTV is its capability to get easily integrated with other IP-based services such as VOIP or high-speed internet.
- It uses the existing computer network. Hence, no use of cables and is hassle-free.
- Today, there are many IPTV players available. You can download them for FREE.
- It distributes live or prerecorded TV and video/audio over the preexisting network.
- Content remains in the network and only the content that the consumer selects gets delivered to the customer.
- The consumer has a greater choice over what they want to watch because of higher functionality and content than regular broadcast or cable television services.
- It’s a two-way communication where the consumer will be able to interact with the service provider.
For example, a consumer can request for watching a movie from the TV guide and the service gets delivered to him. This service is known as a movie rental.
- One of the most interesting features of IPTV is the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) which is fully interactive to the consumer’s personal needs. It provides fascinating elements like pause, forward, rewind and even program recording facilities while watching a movie or even a program.
- The best thing about IPTV-based services is that it is compatible with all display devices which includes TV, LCD displays, projectors, and computer displays and ultimately succeed in delivering digital quality video.
- There is no limitation to viewing points i.e. it lets you move around the display units after being connected to the nearest IT network point.
- All these features make IPTV more cost-effective, robust and scalable.
IPTV is getting much more popularity. We can find all the reasons behind the screen as advantages of IPTV.
IPTV service providers will continuously grow to gain popularity as its flexibility and reach delivers more benefits to the consumers in comparison to the traditional and standard television sets which limits to watching television only.,
Yes, I’m totally agree with you that IPTV is the best options now a days. Its really helpful to record your best programs.
You said it right, Ronnie!
This is one of the great features that keep IPTV ahead of other options.
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Very informative article.
Now a day, IPTV is very essential in the corporate world.
I always spent my half an hour to read this blog’s content everyday
along with a cup of coffee.
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I need to to thank you for this good read!!
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You’re welcome, Samroon!
It is going to be a revolutionary idea of having an IPTV television at home.
I never knew that you could rent a movie using an IPTV function. My brother and I often get home from work and don’t want to leave for the night, even to go rent a movie. Maybe using an IPTV function would help us enjoy our nights better by watching movies.
Absolutely. IPTV has a great future ahead and people are adopting this change.
Can IPTV use during lightning? Any risk?
There is no as such risk. IPTV requires an internet connection so it is a similar kind of having a broadband connection. No harm.
All the information that you shared with us about IPTV is very useful and important. Thanks for sharing this…
You’re welcome, Monilo! I’m glad as you find this information useful and important for you.
IPTV has a great future. Many of the countries adopting in their houses.
Yeah, Once 5G steps in, IPTV will be game-changing.
I’m lockdown at home. While looking for good movies recommendation, I came across IPTV. This looks very interesting.
Thanks for sharing such a great information with all of us.
Thanks for this simple explanation about this new technology. I think the industry is evolving with new technologies in the TV and monitor section.