IPTV is a system where a digital television service is delivered using Internet protocol over a network infrastructure, like broadband connection. In other words, IPTV is television content that, instead of being delivered through traditional cable or Direct To Home (DTH) formats, is received by the viewer through the technologies used for computer networks. With IPTV, BSNL is now foraying into the field of broadcast entertainment from communication.
“IPTV is more of a television experience rather than a computer experience. The biggest advantage of IPTV is that it is a multi-play technology which enables users to access telephone, Internet and television content at the same time using a single broadband connection,” a BSNL official said.