If you have been watching television programs, you must have wondered at times who decides what you should be shown and what content should not be telecast. Why should someone else decide what you should be viewing on your television set? This is one of the reasons that have given birth to IPTV, also referred to as internet TV in many places. As a subscriber, you can watch content on IPTV that is of your choice. This content is called video on demand (VOD). IPTV also beams live programs to add variety to content. It is a service that makes use of broadband to deliver content through a set top box in homes of consumers.
The reason IPTV is called internet TV is because internet is used to deliver content in the form of packets through broadband. IPTV is seen as a revolution in the world of home entertainment as it gives liberty to the customers to pick and view the program of their choice at any time of the day. IPTV is free from cable and satellite signals as customers do not tune in to channels that they have subscribed. There is no connection that reaches your home via a cable. The only thing you need is a set top box that receives content in the form of packets using broadband connection that you are already using.
IPTV is mostly a part of tri service that includes internet as well as VoIP. This means you enjoy not only television programs but also access to websites and the ability to make long distance calls at very cheap rates. There is only one program at a time delivered in the case of IPTV. When a customer decides to change the content, service provider sends a new stream as per the desire of the consumer.