In this article, I will be vividly explaining all what you need to know about IPTV. So that even a layman, will be able to pre-determine if iptv service is for him or not. The best way to enjoy iptv for now is through a 4g network, 2g network(popularly referred to as edge or Gprs) cannot open iptv channels. You must also a real data plan, minimum of 1gb or through vpn like tweakware,psiphon handler 82, open vpn,tunnelguru and droid which works with mtn biss data plan and etisalat chat and social me pack before the advent of mtn musicplus and mtn magic sim card and the consumption of your data bundle simply depends on:-
1. how long you watched iptv channels and
2. how quality is the picture of the iptv channel you are watching.
We have most mordern intenet decoder coming bundled with some basic iptv / internet tvchannels e.g youtube on strong 4950, 4922A,youtube,youporn and some other decoder has inbuilt iptv premium channels like openbox, gshd,gsky and as well as the new technology decoder design in android version platform which some comes with preloaded premium and free Iptv channels, In short, most modern decoders come bundles with one basic iptv service or the other. However, there is nothing compared to dedicated iptv devices or integrated premium iptv link. A dedicated iptv device does nothing other than providing the best premium iptv channels or free iptv channnels onto which free iptv link may be down at anytime which is not for the premium iptv channnels package however you will pay some token at regular interval for service renewal this charges is because, the sources of the channels must have charged the service providers before giving the rights to use their channels otherwise, you will just wake up one day and discover that or your channels are now displaying error messages. Very soon, may be by next article I will introduce to you the best and dedicated iptv decoder both on satellite and android platform.
DEFINITION OF IPTV
The term IPTV first appeared in 1995 in UK.
IPTV (Simply means Internet Protocol Television) is a system or technology where digital television services are delivered over the internet by using Internet Protocol otherwise known as packet-switched network such as LAN or the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal, and cable television formats. The video channels and programs are delivered to the television sets through a broadband connection, instead of being delivered through the conventional cable or broadcast formats. The video streams are encoded into a series of internet protocol packets and then carried out through the public internet means which can be received by anyone by having a set-top box and a subscription for the service. IPTV is generally provided bundled with the VoIP and the internet access which is referred as “Triple Play” service. So, A standard iptv service is a complete package that allows customers to watch TV, browser the internet and making a long distance calls using the VoIP.As a result, a client media player can begin playing the data (such as a movie) before the entire file has been transmitted. This is known as “Streaming media”. This service is typically provided by a service provider using a closed network infrastructure.
IPTV services may be classified into three main groups:
==> Live television, with or without interactivity related to the current TV show;
==> Time-shifted television: catch-up TV (replays a TV show that was broadcast hours or days ago), start-over TV (replays the current TV show from its beginning);
==> Video on demand (VOD): browse a catalog of videos, not related to TV programming.
IPTV is distinguished from Internet television by its on-going standardization process (e.g., European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and preferential deployment scenarios in subscriber-based on telecommunications networks with high-speed access channels into the end-user premises via set-top boxes or other customer-premises equipment.
FEATURES OR CHARACTERISTICS OF IPTV
From the detailed literal / theoretical analysis above,we are now equipped with the basic knowledge of what iptv is and what it is not. I will now take you through some practical example of iptv features
⊙ IPTV is provided by service provider using a closed network infrastructure, It doesn’t transmit its signal through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal, and cable television formats. Let me put this in a lay man’s language, the mode of operation of iptv is entirely diffrent from how satellite signal is transmitted by satellite decoders e.g dstv, mytv, mbc package, multitv e.t.c.
⊙ IPTV can have its own dedicated set-top box, decoder or mobile device. At the same time it can be integrated into advance satellite decoders (e.g dreambox, openbox, qsat, Gshd e.t.c) and you can get some iptv android mobile app here.
⊙ IPTV comes as free channels and premium channels. You only enjoy the premium channels beter because the channels doesn’t go off like the free ones. Free soccers iptv channels has either of the two weaknesses: it will go off at random, or paly with too many adverts (this is the case of some hack iptv channels on android phones e.g syblaTV or livesport).
⊙ IPTV makes use of the strongest internet speed that you can boast off. The minimum is a stable 3g network. In other words if you have a 2g network, you have got no chance.
⊙ IPTV is 100% legal and when you watch premium iptv channels e.g skysports on dreambox, or beinsports on qsat dqiptv, you enjoy 99.9% stability based on the strenght of your internet connections.
⊙ please note that Nigerian local channels are now available on iptv but not yet stable and I can assure you that NTA,AIT,CHANNELS, SILVERBIRD even there are some supersport channels available on kodi adds on available on supported device like android, Apple, and Window, which I will later shed more light on future articles.
⊙ If an IPTV is embedded inside a decoder and if the decoder has the funtions of decrypting scramble satellite channels e.g dst*, the iptv service has nothing to do with the default satellite service of your decoder. for example, iptv in qsat is not related to the two satellite decrypting accounts on qsat(am talking about dqcam and spycam). So you can use iptv solutions even when your preloaded qsat account has expired.
IMPORTANCE OF IPTV
==> As long as you have premium iptv channels or free iptv channels ON supported devices and a good internet connection you don’t need a big dish to watch skysports or nilesat or hispasat. Infact you don’t need a dish at all to watch iptv.
==> IPTV is the perfect backup for dongles like away decoder at its downtmes. Simply switch to iptv when all dongles are totally off and you want to watch an important match.
==> IPTV can be mobile,we have iptv on some android mobile devices e.g android phones: learn more here
==> IPTV cannot be blocked by any means as long as you pay for the premium iptv channels unless the service provider of free iptv channels upgrade or under maintenance their streaming channels for better steaming.
==> IPTV is super stable as long as it is paid or premium box or application and
Iptv has amazing stability when used with stable 3g, 3.75g or 4g networks.
==> IPTV is not yet officially available for africa specifically Nigeria because of high internet cost and low speed of internet.
you can watch a full 90minutes soccer match with atleast 120mb of data bundle or more depend on the quality picture while set to low,medium or high.
==> The availability is highly limited to your internet speed based on geographical area network(you can’t use your 2g network with some iptv channnels while some iptv channnels requires 2g network otherwise known as EDGE)
==>You can have poor picture quality if the tv resolution is set to low(mind you, to slightly increase your speed as well as your data bundle consumption, you may be constraint to lowering your tv settings and picture quality).
==> most of the mobile android iptv app freeze annoyingly in most cases if your android phone is getting too much traffic or junk or cache data which occupy the RAM memory of your mobile and you have clean them then restart again.
IPTV is delivered through packet data switch which supports thousands of channels on any supported device like android,apple and window users without any cable network or satellite dish signal. IPTV requires 3g,3.5g or 4g network for uninterrupted live streaming with high definition picture and excellent sounds,IPTV available on android mobile, laptop, iPad and Apple, it consumes large amount of internet data. It’s very much stable and reliable on iptv set box than any iks dongle e.g Qsat and it serves as good back up for qsat as at when it offline and finally IPTV available on premium and free, you can get the premium account and the iptv box through me by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, whatsapp:- +2348036143281 or on Skype:- @ayokunmi8.