Definitions Edit

Internet protocol television (IPTV)

[is the d]elivery of television content using Internet protocol within a 'walled garden network' (as opposed to 'Online TV' on open internet), over a broadband network. IPTV has been widely used by telecoms operators to offer TV over their DSL networks. IPTV can also be used by cable companies both within their own network infrastructure and as a means of expanding their service reach outside their areas of operation over unbundled third-party DSL networks.[1]
refers to the IP networks that deliver services to smart TVs such as Live TV, on demand programming, and Interactive TV. IPTV services are usually delivered over a managed network such as Sky or BT Vision.[2]
delivers digital TV over a broadband connection. Instead of a bouquet of broadcast services being delivered simultaneously to a customer who then select one to watch using a TV tuner, the viewer requests an individual service from the server. The service is then streamed to the home for viewing using the internet protocol and other technologies known as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL).[3]

Overview Edit

IPTV uses a broadband connection to the Internet to deliver video programming instead of traditional broadcasting technologies.

References Edit

  1. Interactive Content and Convergence: Implications for the Information Society, at 22.
  2. Living Room Connected Devices: Opportunities, Security Challenges and Privacy Implications for Users and Industry, at 74.
  3. The A to Z of Audiovisual and Media Policy.

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