Fig. 1: A Representational Image of IPTV or Internet Protocol Television
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where digital television services are delivered over the internet by using Internet Protocol. The video channels and programs are delivered to the television sets through a broadband connection, instead of being delivered through the conventional cable or broadcast formats. The video streams are encoded into a series of internet protocol packets and then carried out through the public internet means which can be received by anyone by having a set-top box and a subscription for the service. IPTV is generally provided bundled with the VoIP and the internet access which is referred as “Triple Play” service. So this service is a complete package that allows customers to watch TV, browser the internet and making a long distance calls using the VoIP. This service is typically provided by a service provider using a closed network infrastructure.
Fig. 2: A Figure Depicting Basic Protocols Used in an IPTV Along With Their Respective Uses
Working of IPTV
Fig. 3: A Diagram Illustrating Process Flow of IPTV Streams to the End Users
Working of IPTV Contd.
Advantages and Markets
Fig. 4: A Bar Diagram Depicting Growth Rate of IPTV Over Years
Fig. 5: A Bar Diagram Illustrating Global IPTV Services Revenue Over Years
Filed Under: Articles