IPTV traditionally refers to television that is distributed over an IP network — the same kind of network people use to surf the internet and exchange emails. In reality, IPTV technology enables an organization to use an existing IP network to carry much more than just television.
IPTV provides an integrated platform for simultaneously delivering multiple TV channels over IP protocol to the desktop and television environment.
A single head-end can deliver multiple TV channels and be combined with multiple receiver types to meet a customer’s exact channel line-up.
Interfaces are available for free to air and encrypted signals from a wide range of sources including digital satellite, digital terrestrial, digital cable, component analogue and professional digital private productions, via serial digital interface (SDI) and asynchronous digital interface (ASI), all supported through the IPTV platform either in Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD).