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.
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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.

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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.,

  1. Runnie says

    Yes, I’m totally agree with you that IPTV is the best options now a days. Its really helpful to record your best programs.

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      You said it right, Ronnie!

      This is one of the great features that keep IPTV ahead of other options.

  2. Raksha M says

    Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I like to write a little
    comment to support you.

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      Thanks for your kind support, Raksha 🙂 You keep us motivated.

  3. Sagar Desai says

    Hey ANkita,

    Very informative article.
    Now a day, IPTV is very essential in the corporate world.

  4. Reman says

    I always spent my half an hour to read this blog’s content everyday
    along with a cup of coffee.

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      Thanks for your kind words. You motivate us to curate more articles for you.

  5. Samroon Tait says

    I need to to thank you for this good read!!
    you book-marked to look at new things you post…

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      You’re welcome, Samroon!

  6. Chris Mandan

    It is going to be a revolutionary idea of having an IPTV television at home.

  7. Oliver Ray says

    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.

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      Absolutely. IPTV has a great future ahead and people are adopting this change.

  8. Rohan Abhayaratne says

    Can IPTV use during lightning? Any risk?

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      There is no as such risk. IPTV requires an internet connection so it is a similar kind of having a broadband connection. No harm.

  9. manilo panicucci says

    All the information that you shared with us about IPTV is very useful and important. Thanks for sharing this…

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      You’re welcome, Monilo! I’m glad as you find this information useful and important for you.

  10. Valdir Husain says

    IPTV has a great future. Many of the countries adopting in their houses.

    1. PCSkull Editorial Team says

      Yeah, Once 5G steps in, IPTV will be game-changing.

  11. josephhyde says

    I’m lockdown at home. While looking for good movies recommendation, I came across IPTV. This looks very interesting.

  12. Tiloti says

    Thanks for sharing such a great information with all of us.

  13. Alph J says

    Thanks for this simple explanation about this new technology. I think the industry is evolving with new technologies in the TV and monitor section.

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