IPTV is a digital television service delivered over a network infrastructure, such as a broadband connection. This technology can also be provided with other internet services, such as VoIP. This service is being hailed as the next big thing in broadband and is soon set to be launched in Mumbai and Delhi by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. It will offer customers a choice of up to 250 channels and use a high-speed broadband connection for content delivery.
IPTV provides access to more than 100 TV channels through a single subscription, and the service is offered through a set-top box. The service also provides access to the Video on Demand (VOD) feature, which is similar to watching video CDs on a VCD player. IPTV also offers instructional videos and other content to subscribers.
These channels and other content are stored and received at the TV and Content Head End (TCHE). MTNL and BSNL are among the IPTV service providers in the country. The Asia-Pacific IPTV market is expected to reach USD 3-billion by 2013.
IPTV offers many services, including live television, live media, and catch-up TV. It also allows time-shifting. In catch-up TV, you can watch a broadcast that aired hours or days ago Strong IPTV. Start-over TV lets you watch a current show from the beginning. Video on demand involves browsing a catalog of media. You can choose your favorite show whenever you want. If you don’t want to wait for a broadcast, you can always select an on-demand service.
The IPTV service is available to any household in Mumbai, and it can be used on all the devices in a household. The bandwidth needed for IPTV service depends on how many TV sets and devices you have in your home. An IPTV triple-play service can be streamed at around 13 Mbit/s, and it uses a high-speed broadband connection to do so. In addition to the high-speed data transfer, IPTV services also offer interactive features.
Generally, IPTV services can be divided into two types. One type is live television, which is broadcasted by IPTV. The other category is live media. It includes catch-up TV, which is a way to watch a broadcast that aired hours or days ago. You can also watch start-over TV, which allows you to rewatch a current TV show from the very beginning. Lastly, video on demand allows you to search through a library of media on demand, which is useful for people who watch a lot of programs at the same time.
The second type of IPTV is IPTV. This service is broadcast on an IP network and uses standard networking protocols. It uses a patented set-top box to transmit the signal. This set-top box can decode and convert the IP video into standard television signals. This technology allows operators to stream more content using a broadband connection than traditional coaxial cable. The IPTV market is estimated to reach USD 3 billion by 2013 and is the most popular TV service in India.
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