What is IPTV and does it have a future?

IPTV (Internet TV) …. is it real or memorex, a fad or the best from sliced ​​bread? Since opinions vary widely, it really depends on which side of the fence you are on.

But first … what is IPTV?

IPTV are moving images sent over IP. After that, it covers a multitude of different systems.

IPTV is encoded in MPEG2, MPEG4, H264, or proprietary protocols on IP broadcast, multicast, or point-to-point networks. You may or may not use IGMP, you may or may not have middleware protocols to manage views.

It can be used to watch normal TV, VoD, special services, “Hotel room services”, commercials, remote windows, anything.

There are open systems and closed systems. Some use signaling and control, others are totally passive.

IPTV is just a very broad concept with many applications.

My non-technical definition of IPTV is a matter of perspective.

From a customer’s point of view, it’s the ability to create custom channels that include the content they want to watch without the headache of being tied to broadcast schedules.

From an advertising standpoint, it provides a means to deliver targeted advertising based on detailed demographic information that will be more accessible when a user chooses to use an IPTV provider.

From the broadcasters’ point of view, IPTV heralds the opportunity to generate revenue from reused legacy content, revenue that can be lost if customers choose to avoid advertising.

The term was coined, I believe, by Eli Noam at Columbia University in 1998. It refers to (one-way) video programming delivered by packet information / Internet Protocol switching, regardless of source. The increased interactivity and addressing of IPTV enables the ability to multicast, narrowcast, VOD, etc. A related, often confusing term is Internet Television (or Internet TV). The main difference is that in Internet television, the source of the content can be divorced from the network provider. Let’s say instead of getting video content from your cable TV provider, you get it from YouTube.  https://www.rjsiptv.com/

IPTV is a promising media transmission method that is increasingly being used by end users for live and video-on-demand (VOD) broadcasts. Almost anyone can now become a broadcaster / media provider and integrate their information services with this technology. I imagine this technology brings many business and technical opportunities and challenges for vendors and end users.

IPTV is enabling an entirely new paradigm for “video viewing.” No more broadcasts, no more “what’s on TV tonight”, no more government-controlled or regulated TV networks. It is what the Internet did in general for information, now for video. Anyone can play, anyone can access, anyone can “combine” and enjoy.

Online, offline, wireless, wired, portable, wall. See what, where, when, how and with whom you want.

The problem with customers for this technology is still too new and too strange for non-technicians to understand. The problem with the technologically advanced to understand it comes from a point of the underlying protocols and their often instability. So let’s put this to the test and nail this coffin, shall we? IPTV is all the rage: a million people sign up for the concert of the century. Bono, Prince, Madonna, Springsteen and all the other heavyweights agree to appear in this unique extravaganza.