22 Facts About IPTV


Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously.

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IPTV is widely deployed in subscriber-based telecommunications networks with high-speed access channels into end-user premises via set-top boxes or other customer-premises equipment.

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IPTV is used for media delivery around corporate and private networks.

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IPTV is defined as the secure and reliable delivery to subscribers of entertainment video and related services.

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Term IPTV first appeared in 1995 with the founding of Precept Software by Judith Estrin and Bill Carrico.

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Telecommunications company US West launched an IPTV service called TeleChoice in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998 using VDSL technology, becoming the first company in the United States to provide digital television over telephone lines.

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Global IPTV market was expected to grow from 28 million subscribers at US$12 billion revenue in 2009 to 83 million and US$38 billion in 2013.

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IPTV is just beginning to grow in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, and now it is growing in South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal Pakistan and India.

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In India, IPTV was launched by MTNL, BSNL and Jio in New Delhi, Mumbai and Punjab.

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In Nepal, IPTV was first launched by NEW IT VENTURE CORPORATION called Net TV Nepal, the service can be accessed through its app, web app and Set top boxes provided by local ISPs, another IPTV was started by Nepal Telecom called WOW Time in 2016 which can be accessed through its app.

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In Sri Lanka, IPTV was launched by Sri Lanka Telecom in 2008, under the brand name of PEO TV.

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In Pakistan, IPTV was launched by PTCL in 2008, under the brand name of PTCL Smart TV.

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HyppTV was supposed to use an IPTV-based system, but not true IPTV as it does not provide a set-top box and requires users to view channels using a computer.

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IPTV has been widely used since around 2002 to distribute television and audio-visual media around businesses and commercial sites, whether as live TV channels or Video on Demand (VOD).

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Local IPTV, as used by businesses for audio visual AV distribution on their company networks is typically based on a mixture of:.

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IPTV is largely neutral to the transmission medium, and IP traffic is already routinely carried by satellite for Internet backbone trunking and corporate VSAT networks.

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Hybrid IPTV refers to the combination of traditional broadcast TV services and video delivered over either managed IP networks or the public Internet.

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IPTV technology is used for video on demand, which permits a customer to browse an online programme or film catalogue, to watch trailers and to then select a program.

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In practice, however, latency is not an important factor for IPTV, since it is a service that does not require real-time transmission, as is the case with telephony or videoconferencing services.

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Satellite latency can be detrimental to especially time-sensitive applications such as on-line gaming, but IPTV is typically a simplex operation (one-way transmission) and latency is not a critical factor for video transmission.

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Global sales of IPTV systems exceeded US$2 billion in 2007, although only a small number of companies supply most current IPTV system solutions.

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Hospitality IPTV Ltd, having established many closed network IPTV systems, expanded in 2013 to OTT delivery platforms for markets in New Zealand, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.

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