IPTV

What’s IPTV?

IPTV is a method of delivering broadcast television and on-demand, rich media content that uses an Internet protocol (IP) network as the medium. Any broadband IP network can be used for IPTV. However, IPTV is most prominently used as the primary mechanism for carriers, such as telephone companies (Telco’s), and cable and satellite TV carriers, to deliver television to mass audiences over existing communications infrastructures. IPTV offers carriers flexibility and added value in the form of additional services that can be offered to customers, which improves the carrier’s profitability and competitive edge.

IPTV is a method of delivering broadcast television and on-demand, rich media content that uses an Internet protocol (IP) network as the medium. Any broadband IP network can be used for IPTV. However, IPTV is most prominently used as the primary mechanism for carriers, such as telephone companies (Telco’s), and cable and satellite TV carriers, to deliver television to mass audiences over existing communications infrastructures. IPTV offers carriers flexibility and added value in the form of additional services that can be offered to customers, which improves the carrier’s profitability and competitive edge.

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In particular, IPTV provides one facet of the so-called “triple play” of services: voice, data, and video. The triple-play vision is that consumers can subscribe to one service that provides voice, data (Internet and other online services), and video (live broadcast and on-demand) – all three brought into the home or office over one line or feed, and by one service provider.

Consumers are familiar with two-way communication with voice and data, but an IP network also enables two-way communication in the video connection. With IPTV, consumers can interact with a video service to, for example, order and play video on-demand (VoD) content, change channels, or control playback of a live broadcast. Because the three services are controlled from one source, solutions can be created that take advantage of an integration of services. For example, a solution can be developed that enables customers to view Web pages on their televisions, through which they can order pay-per-view video content and check phone messages. With triple-play, carriers can upgrade their offerings to provide consumers with a full suite of next-generation digital-communication services.

Features and Benefits

  • Convergence IP media system. This means that the user of the IPTV platform can simultaneously and in real time, access and manage information regarding IP telephony, video call, video conference, browsing internet, email, polling, and any IP based services.
  • Interactive, users could interact with the system to choose the information what they want.
  • VoD (Video on Demand), User could save any of recorded video at server, and user could easily review the recorded video with choosing the menu.
  • Support HDTV with cheapest infrastructure cost.
  • By adopting the IPTV solution, the user can take advantage of one or more exclusive channels to transmit any programming to the locations of their choice. The number of locations/computers that can have access this programming is limitless.
  • Real-Time authentication and billing, Pre-paid and post paid content billing
  • Management of content objects, lists and plans, Time scheduling of content object
  • Support for chat, whether, news, email and other services
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Real-time reporting of active channels and Interactive consumer surveys.