by TikiLIVE Team on 25 March, 2011

Why is IPTV better than regular TV?

TV is great. It's been around for years and we're used to how it works. There is no denying that this is true. But IPTV is in many ways far superior than "normal" TV. In the following article we've highlighted a few of the advantages that IPTV can offer you, as the broadcaster, and your viewers.

IPTV offers the phenomenal image quality

Recently a lot of video quality comparisons have been made on different devices or services - specifically the quality from satellite, cable and DVB-T against IPTV. The results have been as we anticipated: The winner was declared to be IPTV! For example our TikiLIVE broadcaster called the HD Wave can deliver an amazing HD streaming experience to the audience in true 1080i or 1080p at up to 60 frames per second which is Blu-Ray quality!

You can instantly LIVE stream your video sources or upload the videos to be available as Video On Demand. A tutorial about how to get started with The HD Wave and to publish your content on the web can be found HERE.

Time Shifting

This feature has taken off recently with DVRs and TiVo, but in reality this is a core feature of IPTV and it was IPTV that made this possible! "Time Shifting" allows you to pause a program or stream and start it again. Recording and storing for later viewing is also possible. In television PVRs (Personal Video Recorder) and DVRs (Digital Video Recorder) or computers equipped with a TV capture card are used to time shift. All these make this function the most popular IPTV benefit of all.

Video On Demand

IPTV providers offer shows and movies to their audience so you don’t have to be the program director of a TV station to gain access to that content. IPTV providers also offer access to their own online video store. Some of them allow you to choose from thousands of titles to satisfy all of your customers' tastes.

TikiLIVE IPTV solution is the place where users stream, record and transcode their content for later edit, using the TikiLIVE revolutionary broadcaster. Transcoding can be done in many formats so you can make your content available for Windows, Linux or Mac operating systems.

The Silverlight Uploader, recently updated by the TikiLIVE team allows you to easily publish videos into your account as Video On Demand. More information about the Silverlight Uploader can be found HERE.

Interactive Services

IPTV provides for a so-called "back channel", which is essential for interactive applications. There are already some applications TikiLIVE works with to offer the end users what they want most, interactivity. For example you can use a set top box to browse TikiLIVE content. Just connect it to your TV via HDMI, component, composite, or S-video and then plug it to your sound system and you are ready to experience TV in stunning HD video and crystal-clear audio. The device will automatically scan and display the available channels.

IPTV Set Top Box Front Panel

IPTV Set Top Box Back Panel

The Roku box is compatible with our platform so you can view the channels and videos from TikiLIVE - in the future you will also have access to the Pay per View and subscription content.

TikiLIVE Channel on Roku

The set-top box itself is necessary for the TV signals to be transmitted over the DSL line via internet then converted back into a usable signal for the TV similarly as with satellite TV.

For additional details and info about how to get started with a customized IPTV network, don't hesitate to contact our professional team HERE.

The Eyepartner Team