What is a IPTV?
- The IPTV is a type of system that instead of using cable TV formats, TV shows are delivered, shown or watched through the Internet Protocol. It is different in the sense that the shows are coursed through not with satellite signal or the traditional terrestrial format. Also, unlike downloaded files, the IPTV can be streamed direct from their source.
Advantages of IPTV
- The first benefit of using an IPTV system is that it’s cost-effective. Remember one doesn’t require a separate satellite or an aerial signal receiver within their house, building or campus. That will reduce the initial cost of investment while providing a greater potential for high return on investment. It’s also important to note that IPTV systems are significantly less costly because of the reducing cost of high speed internet. Users can, therefore, enjoy more content at a less cost.
- Furthermore, the cost of IP set-top boxes is less than that of cable set-top boxes. This is the same case when it comes to the cost of delivering content using Internet Protocol compared to cable delivery costs. When you look at the traditional networking costs and IP networking costs you’ll realize that the latter is reducing at a fast rate than the former.
- Another benefit of using an IPTV is that it provides digital content with improved picture quality and user experience. The first thing you’ll recognize with IPTV systems is more content at a lower rate. Standard cable TV systems only allow viewers to select a channel they prefer viewing because the provider can’t go beyond the available bandwidth. IPTV, on the other hand, allows for switched broadcast capability and the viewer receives the content he has requested to watch. In this case, the number of channels available to the provider is virtually unlimited.