What is IPTV?

IPTV, or Internet Protocol Television, is an internet-enabled delivery of television content and deviates from traditional delivery media such as cable, satellite, and traditional formats. While IPTV is commonly associated with subscription-based streaming content, it is also used to stream television with the help of internet protocol. IPTV services range from live streaming of television content to video on demand (VOD). Interactivity may vary and may range from non-existent to active user interaction.

Video and audio content are compressed by codecs and transmitted through packets such as the MPEG transport stream. It is an effective way to broadcast live content to multiple receivers. Hybrid IPTV combines the advantages of both IPTV and satellite TV and is popular in certain markets.

IPTV’s success depends on connection speed and bandwidth, which may vary across geographical regions.