Television was earlier marked by a lot of chaos and uncontrollability. With television, there were a number of data security risks as well. But nowadays, the improvement in the field of IP protocol based networks has allowed moving images to be transferred directly to home computer, which acts as a perfect replacement for cable television. This new type of television that is revolutionizing the telecast and broadcasting industry is known by names such as net television, webcasting and video streaming. Internet protocol Television or IPTV is the new method of television viewing, and the quality of IPTV generally depends on factors such as connection speeds of the Internet, the load placed on the network, transmission equipments and the capacity of the terminal device.
Internet Protocol television or IPTV is a new mode of Internet television viewing, which uses Internet protocol networking and architecture methods to a network infrastructure which is packet switched. Hence IPTV does not use the traditional mediums such as radio frequency broadcast, cable television formats or satellite signal. IPTV is being hailed as the future medium of choice for playing online massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORG) and other gaming genres such as First Person Shooters (FPS), Real Time Strategy (RTS) and racing games. Besides games meant for the PC, it is also expected that future console games such as the ones available on Xbox 360 would be exclusively available on IPTV. IPTV can be broadly classified into three categories: video and content on-demand, times shifted programming and live television. Unlike other web based services, IPTV uses it’s unique standardization the process such as the ETSI. IPTV also uses high speed channels and set-top boxes, making the experience of Internet television more interactive and personalized.
IPTV however is very different from Internet television. In the case of IPTV,