Iptv in UAE
IPTV or Internet Protocol Television is an alternative to the traditional reception of television signals like cable TV and Satellite TV. Internet Protocol Television systems offer the ability to stream source media, TV channels, and live media continuously, which is displayed on the client media player. These services can be classified into Live Television, Video on Demand or Time-shifted media. Internet Protocol Television provides its users with dynamic features, with improved user experience when compared to standard cable or satellite TV. IPTV systems use a broadband connection as a medium of transmission, which has proven to be more efficient than the alternative modes of transmission. In simple terms, internet Protocol or live-stream TV only receives the program or channel stream requested by the viewer, meaning a new stream is transmitted each time user changes the channel. This makes IP television unique when compared to other broadcasting or TV input transmission sources, where all the channels are broadcasted simultaneously.
There are three key features or categories of Internet Protocol TV Services, namely Video On Demand (VOD): Video on Demand allows IPTV users to choose from a catalog of video that they can watch as many times as they require. VOD uses unicast transmissions unlike satellite and cable TV, which use multicast transmissions. Video on Demand services uses real-time streaming protocol. Digital Video Recorder (DVR) DVR services allow users to watch TV shows that were broadcasted in the past, also referred to as time-shifted programming. IPTV users can watch and re-watch TV shows without owning a DVR because IPTV service providers have live DVRs on their end, which can be accessed by their users. Users can also utilize Live Television services and watch a live transmission of a channel with lesser or no delay in transmission when compared to satellite and cable TV. Live Television streaming uses internet group management protocol or IGMP version 2.
With high-bandwidth Internet connections across the UAE, most users prefer IPTV services over satellite TV. Several hotels, motels, and inns use IP Television systems in their rooms to provide customers with top-class services. These service providers deal with various products like TV cables, fiber optic cables, satellite receiving equipment, and IPTV services, providing their services in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and across the UAE.