IPTV, or Internet Protocol Television, refers to the delivery of television content and other video services over the internet using the Internet Protocol (IP). In an IPTV system, video content is encoded into IP packets and delivered to the viewer through a high-speed internet connection. This allows users to stream live television, on-demand videos, and other multimedia content over the internet, bypassing traditional cable or satellite television services.
An IPTV stream is the continuous flow of data containing video, audio, and other information that is transmitted from the content provider to the end-user over an IP network. This stream can be accessed and viewed in real-time or on-demand, providing a flexible and personalized viewing experience for users. IPTV streams can be delivered to various devices, including smart TVs, computers, smartphones, and set-top boxes, making it a versatile and widely used technology for consuming television content in the digital age.