What is it?
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is a method of transmitting television-quality video images via the internet.
How does it work?
IPTV services require users to have a fast broadband connection, as programs are generally transmitted at the same time as they are watched (rather than being downloaded) according to a program schedule, or on demand. Unlike web video services (such as YouTube), IPTV services are usually watched on a regular television connected to a digital set top box or computer.
Why is IPTV useful?
IPTV opens the door for more service providers to start showing television-quality content without the restriction of needing a broadcast licence or equipment.
What do you need to keep in mind about your children and IPTV?
Most IPTV services have an associated cost to receive them and many are only available in limited areas.