An IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) System is where television is distributed over an IP network. IPTV allows you to distribute terrestrial and satellite TV, radio, video, VOD, digital signage, information channels and web content throughout your hotel, hospital, or other commercial building. Content is distributed directly to in-room or bedside TVs or PCs. Installing a local IPTV network into your building allows you to distribute content throughout the building over a local area network (LAN). The multimedia content is sent directly into the building LAN without going through the internet firewall.
The quality of digital video and audio is much better compared with the traditional analogue TV. With additional features, it can become interactive. For example, viewers may be able to look up a player’s history while watching a game. They also may be able to schedule a recording of their favorite programme when they are not home. With video on demand, they can browse an online movie catalogue and watch the movies instantly. Because IPTV uses standard networking protocols, it promises lower costs for operators and lower prices for users. Using set-top boxes with broadband internet connections, video can be streamed to households more efficiently than cable.