Why should TV broadcasters decide what you can watch on TV and when you can watch it? Unless you record programs in advance, you can only watch them when they are broadcast. Wouldn’t it be better if watching TV were more like browsing the Web, so you could pick the program you wanted to watch whenever and wherever you felt like watching it? That’s one of the promises of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), which uses Internet technology to deliver TV programs “on demand.” Everyone who has a computer and a broadband Internet connection can watch IPTV. Canadian Valley Internet makes IPTV possible through dependable, high-speed broadband that is truly unlimited. NO DATA LIMITS OR OVERAGES!
What is IPTV?
From a TV watcher’s point of view, IPTV is very simple: instead of receiving TV programs as broadcast signals enter your home via antenna, satellite dish, or fiber-optic cable, you get them “streamed” (downloaded and played almost simultaneously) through your Internet connection.
Three types of IPTV
- Video on demand(VOD): Browse and view items in a stored media catalogue
- Time-shifted IPTV: Catch-up TV (replays a TV show that was broadcast hours or days ago), start-over TV (replays the current TV show from its beginning)
- Broadcasting live TV: live media stream, with or without related interactivity