We live in a world of technology and today there isn’t a single person on the planet that hasn’t had any connections with technology. One piece of technology that we are certain that every person has had contact with in one way or another is the infamous television. Today there are more television sets in this world then there are people and for this demand, we have seen major improvements in the technology that the television is made from. Today the television we use is lighter slimmer and smarter than they were ever before.
With that being said, one thing we have also noticed that the content that we watch on TV has also changed and their method of delivery has also changed. Once we were using optical cables that transmitted analog signals to our channels and we watched them. Today is the age of IPTV where you can stream TV channels right from the internet. But if you don’t know about IPTV, today we are going to be telling you all about IPTV and how you can integrate it into your system. So without further ado, let’s get started.
What Is IPTV?
The term IPTV literally means internet protocol television. The term is pretty much self-explanatory, but for those that still didn’t understand it, IPTV refers to a method of transmission, in which all the internet programming is transmitted to the television using the internet. There are various benefits of using IPTV in your home and it is becoming one of the most preferred methods of TV signal transmission, as an internet cable is already being dropped into a home and it only needs a converter to convert the IPTV signals to work on your devices.
Moreover, many IPTV providers offer different packages and formats according to your subscriptions and since there are more than one formats of IPTV, we are going to take a look into it one by one.
Video on Demand (VOD)
Video-on-demand or VOD is exactly as it sounds like. This is the format of IPTV that is gaining popularity across the globe. More and more people are subscribing to these services as it matches their lifestyle. In this format, you ask the system for a specific movie or series, and if the system has it in its library, they will show it to you. The major benefit of this format is that it doesn’t require any time to work, all the user has to do is log on to the service and they can watch whatever they want, at the time that they prefer. Many companies provide VOD services to its customers, and Netflix and Disney+ are the top among them all.
This is the format that is preferred by many as you can watch shows that have already aired in some counties and you watch it in your own time. The only thing that is different between VOD and this is that the timeline for the time-shifted media, is small and it is bound to deplete and the show lost. Another thing that time-shifted media is known for is its ability to play or air shows from different time zones, in the time zone that you live in.
This is the last format that IPTV comes in, this format is widely used in games and sporting events as the event is live and is being watched at the same time as it is being recorded. The companies that provide Live IPTV events are known to show the content, the same time it airs, regardless of the time zone that it is being watched in.