What Are The Advantages of IP TV?

April 29th, 2014


Advantages of IPTV include two-way capability lacked by traditional TV
distribution technologies, as well as point-to-point distribution allowing
each viewer to view individual broadcasts. This enables stream control
(pause, wind/rewind etc.) and a free selection of programming much like
its narrowband cousin, the web.

IPTV covers both live TV (multicasting) as well as stored video (Video on
Demand VOD). The playback of IPTV requires either a personal computer
or a “set-top box” connected to a TV. Video content is typically MPEG2TS
delivered via IP Multicast, a method in which information can be sent to
multiple computers at the same time, with the newly released H.264 format
thought to replace the older MPEG-2