In the past decade a range of new technologies such as digital cable, HDTV, satellite and the internet have left its mark on the television landscape. With the popularisation of internet consumers have increasingly begun using the internet for entertainment, information and education due to its interactivity. Yet it could not replace television's ability to give a high quality video image due slow connections, which could only offer users low quality video images from the internet. With the introduction of broadband internet users now have access to much faster information transfers. This has facilitated a new powerful entry to delivering of video content called Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).
With the introduction of broadband internet access, which is a high data-transmission rate internet connection, real Internet Television became a reality. With the introduction of broadband that includes DSL, cable, iBurst (wireless broadband technology ) and other high-speed internet services, which are digital and not analogue, and could stream data up to 100 megabits per second resulted in the invention of IPTV, a system whereby a digital video content are delivered via a network with broadband capability. This could include an organization's LAN, a high speed cable or a DSL connection.
IPTV could cover live broadcasting called multicasting (se ...Show more