IPTV stands for “internet protocol television. This means that television programming is communicated to the users using the internet protocol. Television, audio, video, and other multimedia services are distributed over the internet through broadband media.
IPTV is different from the conventional television broadcasting system. It uses an internet connection instead of transmitting content via light pulses in fiber-optic cable or radio waves from a satellite.
Rockvision2020 is an IPTV provider company existing for the past 17 years. Their sources are reliable and services are efficient. The company guarantees the high quality and stability of IPTV services.
Features of IPTV:
- IPTV offers personalization of services and the subscriber can choose what to view and when to view it.
- IPTV allows us to watch not only on TV but we can also watch them on desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
- The content shown on IPTV is broadcasted only on the demand of the end-user based on the network.
- IPTV also provides us with the service of advertisement by showing ads in videos that are watched online.
- If you don’t want to watch the ad, you can skip it after watching it for some seconds.
Types of IPTV Services:
- Live Television: This type of IPTV service includes watching live events like award shows, cricket matches, and other sports activities. Some options available are Fox Sports Live, Sling TV, etc.
- Video on Demand (VOD): This service allows you to watch your favorite shows, movies, and videos at any time. Some popular VOD service providers are: Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.
- TV on Demand: This service allows you to watch movies, shows, and videos of your choice by paying. You can pay for a single episode or full seoson. This is an expensive service as compared to VOD. Its service provider includes Apple Itunes and Google play store etc.
Availability of IPTV:
IPTV services are available in almost all the countries of the world but still, there are some underdeveloped countries that lack the availability of IPTV services. Some Conservative and Martial Law administered countries have imposed bans on the internet and IPTV services in their country.
There are some services that are blocked by its internet service provider. So, you can watch blocked content by using a virtual private network (VPN).
Hybrid IPTV is the combination of conventional broadcasting TV and internet protocol television. It can work both as a cable TV and as an internet provider service. Hybrid IPTVs were introduced after the demand for online video content increased rapidly and a decline in cable TV customers was observed. There was a need for such a structure that provide both facilities of a cable and internet service provider in order to fulfill the needs of the customers. For this purpose, Hybrid IPTVs were invented and it has succeeded efficiently in attaining its goal.
Limitations of IPTV:
- There is a slight chance of observing technical faults while watching shows or videos.
- The channel can be overloaded and busy due to large traffic and users can get an error.
- The channel can keep on buffering after a specific time due to a weak internet connection.
- It is possible for the video or show to hang more frequently due to synchronization problems.