IPTV Is Different From Internet TV

IPTV is not TV that is broadcast over the Internet. IP indicates that the method of sending data/information is via an IP-based protocol. Programs or events provided by iptv canada services can be in the form of events like conventional TV or video on demand, where viewers can choose the video they want to watch.

IPTV can provide interactive and personalized services so IP on IPTV is sometimes interpreted as “interactive and personalization” as stated by the Open IPTV Forum, an alliance of IPTV vendors/suppliers, in its FAQ page. IPTV is usually used for the term TV/Video service based on IP technology which is provided and controlled by a service provider (company) using a separate network infrastructure (not integrated with the public network/Internet) so this service is usually paid for. IPTV was developed by telecommunications supply companies.

Due to the increasing popularity of this technology, the term (buzzword) that follows this technology is also increasing. To distinguish it from TV or on-demand video services which are open and free, the term Internet of Television or Internet of Video is used.

If we look back, video streaming services on the Internet have grown rapidly since a few years when the emergence of websites that provide video file storage services for free and can be viewed by anyone by streaming (video sharing). One of the most famous websites is YouTube. The presence of such services makes more and more people make personal videos, so the term video blog or vlog, podcast, or vodcast also appears. Apart from that, there are also websites from television companies that provide broadcast services that can be viewed on-demand for free. There are also websites that provide news, video, and film services that categorize their content into “channels” such as TV sets. Basically, the presence of IPTV is driven by the development of Internet TV as well as the increasing number of multimedia services so it is felt that it can become new revenue for telecommunications operators, especially cellular (wireless) operators.

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