Over the years, IPTV has brought a drastic change in television viewing and upgraded the way people watched television before. There is no doubt that this technology will further enhance the experience of rich television content viewing in the coming years.
Internet Protocol Television or popularly known as IPTV, has made Television programmes viewing quite easy for people who always had issues with their local cable operators or DTH service providers. IPTV is a service that decodes the content from the particular IP network and then serves it to the users who have IPTV set top boxes and are subscribed for their services. IPTV allows sharing of both Audio and Video content and on demand display content like programming guides. Users can also watch their favorite movies and repeat telecasts of their favorite TV shows through VoD (Video On Demand) service.
From the user’s point of view, it is really important to have this service since it allows watching your favorite TV shows while one is on the go. You can watch on your mobile phone, desktop computer, laptop or a tablet. Of course, you can watch it on a Television through an IPTV supported MAG 250 set top box for example.
IPTV works on a simple protocol, for delivering any specific content like an on demand movie or a live sports event. The IPTV operator has to get the content broadcasting rights before they can broadcast the particular TV shows or events for their users. Once permission is granted then the IPTV operator can deliver the content to the respective users.
How IPTV distributes content to its users
IPTV distributes on demand satellite channels to its users whether the following channels are available at their regions or not. So the question is how does IPTV do that? It is very simple; IPTV encodes content into several software programs and then broadcasts the following content on air for the users. Only those users who have the IPTV set top boxes and have subscribed for their services will be able to watch the following content. An IPTV set top box has an integrated Decoder that decodes the content and then displays it to the users.
Apart from this IPTV provides a host of applications and features that makes your TV viewing experience very interactive. You can actually channelize two way communications through IPTV. You can do the live chat, send messages or even make video calls through an IPTV set top Box. This is much more than just a TV.