“IPTV or Internet Protocol Television describes the means to deliver video and audio services, more specifically digital television signals over the internet to subscribers with a broadband connection using many of the same protocols that drive the internet. IPTV also goes by a number of other names such as broadband tv, internet tv, and tv over ip”

What is IPTV all about?

IPTV is currently breaking down the business model in which all of television operates. Promising to open up new doors and giving consumers like you and me an almost equal share of control as to what our abilities will be with this new technology. The focal point of IPTV will be its new level of interactivity and the level of control over the content that ultimately hits your television screen.

And you can surely expect to see more Triple Play IPTV service packages as more and more telecommunications companies enter the race to the top of the IPTV spectrum. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is a service that uses the internet to deliver TV services.

In short, IPTV is transmitting audio and video over a computer network instead of cable, terrestrial or satellite. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is digital television delivered to your television through a high speed internet (broadband) connection.

In this service, channels are encoded in IP format and delivered to the TV through a set top box. IPTV service also includes video on demand, which is similar to watching video CDs/DVDs using a VCD/DVD player.

IP Television is a process of sending television signals over the Internet or other types of data networks. If the television signal is in analog form (standard TV or HDTV) the video and audio signals are first converted to a digital form. Packet routing information is then added to the digital video and voice signals so they can be routed through the Internet or data network.

To get IP Television you need these key parts:

  • Viewing devices or adapters
  • Broadband access providers
  • IP television service providers
  • Media content providers

The viewing devices or adapters convert digital television signals into a form that can be controlled and viewed by users. Broadband access providers supply the high-speed data connection that can transfer the digital video television signals. Service providers identify and control the connections between the viewing devices and the content providers (media sources). Media content providers create information that people want to view or obtain.

The key types of IP television viewing devices include multimedia computers, television adapter boxes, multimedia mobile telephones and IP televisions. Multimedia computers have video processing and audio processing capabilities. Television adapters convert digital television signals into standard television RF connections that allow standard televisions to

watch IP television channels. IP televisions are devices that are specifically designed to watch television channels through the Internet without the need for adapter boxes or media gateways.

shows several types of IP television viewing devices. This diagram shows that some of the options for viewing devices include multimedia computers, television adapters, IP televisions and mobile telephones. Multimedia computers (desktops and laptops) allow some multimedia computers to watch Internet television programs without the need for adapters provided they have the multimedia browsers that have the appropriate media plug-ins.

Television adapters connect standard television RF or video and audio connectors to data jacks or wireless LAN connections. IP televisions can be directly connected to data jacks or wireless LAN connections. Mobile telephones that have multimedia capabilities can be used to watch IPTV if the mobile telephone system they use provides the broadband web along with the necessary media gateways.

Broadband access providers transfer high-speed data to the end users. The type of technology used by broadband access providers

How does it work?

IPTV converts a television signal into small packets of computer data like any other form of online traffic such as email or a web page. There are three main components of IPTV. First, the TV and content head end, where the TV channels are received and encoded and also other content like videos which are stored. The second component is the delivery network, which is broadband and landline network provided by a telecom operators such as MTNL.

The third component is the set top box, which is require at the customer location. The packets are reassemble into programming by software in the set-top box. This box is connect between the operator’s broadband modem and customer’s TV.

What are the advantages of IPTV?

The quality of digital video and audio is much better compared with the traditional analogue TV. With additional features, it can become interactive. For example, viewers may be able to look up a player’s history while watching a game. They also may be able to schedule a recording of their favourite programme when they are not home. With video on demand, they can browse an online movie catalogue and watch the movies instantly.

Because IPTV uses standard networking protocols, it promises lower costs for operators and lower prices for users. Using set-top boxes with broadband internet connections, video can be streamed to households more efficiently than cable.

What are the limitations of IPTV?

Because IPTV is based on internet protocol, it is sensitive to packet loss and delays if the IPTV connection is not fast enough.

What’s on gatachannel.com

Everything. Live News coverage, daily updates, sport channels, Movies, video clips, film trailers, documentaries, Business channels, local televisions and much, much more.
Over one hundred TV channels really working, with detailed descriptions and schedules.
Why www.gatachannel.com is the #1 Internet TV site?

Because www.gatachannel.com website is extremely dynamic, rich and efficient. Everything is user driven, an enthusiast staff crawl the internet constantly to catch the latest new video streams.

This is a completely FREE service, and yes, it’s legal.

www.gatachannel.com will remain forever a totally FREE service.
All this is perfectly legal. The TV channels which can be found on the website are free video streaming available to anyone on the internet. There are no paid channels, which we can’t show due to copyright issues. www.gatachannel.com doesn’t broadcast or replay any video content (at the moment), all the video streams comes directly from the original broadcasters servers.

You have maybe noticed few “big names” in the channels list. Those TV stations are legal and legit. Most of them are broadband mirrors of asian (chinese or taiwanese) content providers which have obtained the rights to transmit those TV on the internet. For further informations please refer to the original broadcasters websites.

This site does not contain any streaming media. All video streams are copyright of their respective stations. All trademarks are recognised as belonging to their respective companies. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our services, IPTV Channels makes no warranties or guarantees as to their suitability for any purpose.

IPTV Channels accepts no responsibility for any use made of the information provided and shall not be liable for any loss suffered. Certain links lead to web sites over which IPTV Channels has no control and for which we cannot accept responsibility

How IPTV works over the Internet

Berlin – Premiere enters televised cooperation on Internet TV, IPTV for short. The German Telekom wants to spread the TV offer over their new high-speed networks VDSL. VDSL stands for “Very High Date Rate Digital Subscriber Line” and is regarded as a further development of ADSL line systems. VDSL connections consist of fiber optic cables and copper cables. The lines allow the transmission of data up to 50 megabits per second.

In order to transport the large amounts of data at a speed of up to 50 megabits per second, the broadband technology must be as close as possible to the customer. Therefore, so-called cable splitters are necessary.

By June, Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DTE News) intends to connect three million households in ten major cities with the new line. In Berlin alone, it is laying around 3800 kilometers and equipping 11,000 cable distributors. A total of around 18,000 kilometers of glass fiber will be installed throughout Germany and 74,000 distribution boxes will be retrofitted.

The new lines should also make new applications possible. Surf the Internet, make phone calls and at the same time download movies (Triple Play) should no longer be a problem.

According to a spokesman, Deutsche Telekom is currently testing the new cables “internally”. Several hundred testers should come in the next few weeks. At the beginning of June, the company intends to start a pilot phase with other participants.

How to watch IPTV with VLC Player

TPG default settings make you install VLC and the VLC plugin, you must then watch IPTV using their web page.

  • Personally I don’t like it.
  • I prefer to use VLC instead.
  • First visit www.gatachannel.com find your best iptv playlist.
  • Open VLC, go into the File menu and select “Open Network” or “Open Network Stream”.
  • Paste there the http links

OR

  • Download and Install VLC.
  • Open VLC
  • At the Very Top of the program, click MEDIA.
  • Open File .
  • Select m3u file
  • Wait till all the Channels load.
  • Choose a Channel and enjoy the show.

Open in VLC ( CTRL + N in VLC and then – Paste there the http links )


IPTV Applications are Battleground for Customer Loyalty

Denver, Colorado(PRWEB) September 18, 2008 — Mind Commerce LLC, 100 Hill Rock LLC and KCM Media Group LLC announce today the release of IPTV Applications – Enhanced Television Applications as a Battleground for Customer Loyalty. While acknowledging the disruptive potential of IP technology in the Service Provider domain,

This report also provides a practical roadmap establishing the types of IPTV Applications that can enhance customer loyalty among high value triple play customers. This report provides a categorization of Application types and their potential for IPTV providers and their competitors.

Authors Ken Kalinoski and Kim Johnson are consultants with extensive experience managing technology and video service deployments in real world situations. This combined experience provides a clear perspective regarding the role that the technology can play in supporting customer satisfaction objectives of Service Providers and technology providers.

About Mind Commerce:

The Mind Commerce® mission is to provide customized research, consulting, training, and writing services for the telecommunications and IT industry within our areas of expertise. Mind Commerce clients include manufacturers, developers, service providers, industry organizations, and government. And the Mind Commerce partners include various leading firms in the telecommunications industry. Mind Commerce differentiates itself from its competition by meeting the unique needs of its clients through customize product development and service delivery.

About 100 Hill Rock:

100 Hill Rock is an Executive Management Company focuse on Strategic Business Development (M&A;), Technology Development, and Technology Transfer. Strategic Business Development takes the form of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A;) which allow and facilitate the expansion of commerce.

Technology Development takes shape in the marketplace from 25 years experience, expertise, and contacts in the audio and video business environment and by providing leadership in the area of MP3, IPTV, Media Serving, Video Conferencing, and Digital CDN’s. Last, but equally important, is our IP Portfolio Management and Technology Transfer practice which services outbound licensing and defensive business positioning. Our licensing efforts have helped clients monetize over $100M in licensing revenues to date.

About KCM Media Group LLC:

KCM Media Group LLC is an Austin base consultancy led by Kim Johnson with extensive experience planning and deploying new media products and services. KCM’s engagement model provides flexibility to address rapid changes in technology, markets, and the successful development of the client’s internal resources.

Entone Selected by ITC for IPTV Deployment

San Mateo, California (PRWEB) November 1, 2008 — Entone, Inc., the IPTV connect with home company, announce today that its award-winning Hydra™ IP video gateway has been chosen by Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. (ITC) for their IPTV rollout.

The ITC provides local telephone, digital television and broadband services to subscribers in South Dakota and Minnesota. And ITC has been providing telecommunications services to its communities for over 50 years, and now offers a triple play service bundle of voice, video, and data using Entone’s Hydra IP video gateway.

“The installation costs represent a major focal point in the business case for delivering IPTV services,” comments Jerry Heiberger, General Manager of ITC. “Entone’s Hydra IP video gateway has enable us to significantly increase the productivity of our installation teams and reduce the cost per home for deploying our triple play services, while providing our users a true connect with home experience.”

The field-proven Hydra IP video gateway is part of Entone’s Connect Home Solution that eliminates the need for multiple set-top boxes or new home wiring to deliver IPTV services. Using patent-pending technology, Hydra can deliver multiple video streams over a single DSL or Ethernet connection using existing in-home coax cabling. The result is a dramatic cost savings over single decoder set-top box solutions. Hydra also supports whole home networking technologies such as HomePNA, HomePlug, and 802.11n for enabling high speed delivery of rich media throughout the home using existing coax wiring. This dramatically improves the business case for IPTV services by reducing the installation costs and eliminating the complexities associate with IP video deployment.

“We enjoy working with progressive operating companies such as ITC,” states Steve McKay, Entone’s CEO. “They have been aggressive in deploying triple play services with a compelling video service offering. With Hydra, we are able to really help improve the business case for delivering advance IPTV services such as HDTV and whole-home DVR.”

Entone’s Connect Home Solution provides a platform for delivering broadcast television and enabling media sharing throughout a network home using existing in-home coax cabling. Users can watch live TV or enjoy simultaneous recording and playback from any TV in the home with just a single device. Entone enables a true connect home experience that offers operators additional revenue streams while providing users with added benefits and viewing flexibility.

About Entone, Inc.

Entone is an innovator of IPTV home connectivity solutions. Initially establish in 1999 by the team that deployed the world’s first commercial IP telco video service, Entone’s proven technology enables service providers to reliably deliver integrate video and broadband services using existing in-home networks.

Entone has work with a number of the world’s leading video service operators and is recognize for its practical focus on improving the business case for video services by offering products that address key CAPEX and OPEX issues commonly associate with deploying IP video services. Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in California and offices in Hong Kong. The company is back by leading venture capital firms such as Menlo Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.

Isleta Casino Deploys High Definition IPTV and Interactive Video Solution from InfoValue

Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2008 — InfoValue Computing, Inc. (InfoValue), experts in providing innovative, high-performance IPTV platforms and solutions, today announce its installation at the newly open Isleta Casino and Resort in Albuquerque, NM. The installation is base on the InfoValue SuiteTV? solution and offers high-definition IP-base Free-To-Guest TV channels, HD Video-On-Demand (VOD), and a full-feature guest information portal in all of the hotel’s suites.

“Our deployment provides the highest standards of in-room digital entertainment, hotel portal, and IPTV — to match the exceptional quality of our amenities,” said Larry Loff, MIS manager of the resort. “We have create a unique luxury resort completely converging all communication and entertainment services on an IP network. It is critical to offer our guests these most advance IP-base services to differentiate ourselves, and InfoValue’s solution delivere.”

Guests at the Isleta Casino use InfoValue SuiteTV to access IP-base TV channels and IP-VOD content interactively on their LCD TVs and benefit from functionality such as pausing, rewinding, fast-forwarding, and bookmarking both Hollywood and alternative content. Hotel amenities and local attractions are present through the information portal, as well as Folio review and Express Checkout.

“InfoValue SuiteTV solution allows hotels to provide leading edge IPTV services to their guests in a way that truly helps them build premium branding and increase customer loyalty,” said Aubrey Flanagan, vice president of business development and solutions at InfoValue. “We are delighte to partner with Isleta Casino and Resort to turn their future vision into today’s experience.”

InfoValue SuiteTV is a leading-edge IPTV solution tailored specifically for the hospitality industry. InfoValue SuiteTV offers personalized guest services ranging from high-quality HDTV VOD to network-base personal video recording (nPVR) and time-shifted television (TSTV). By leveraging the award-winning InfoValue QuickVideo? platform, InfoValue SuiteTV is uniquely position to support hotels to incorporate “triple play” services — delivery of video, voice, and data — into their own service and information portal over the converge IP network infrastructure to simultaneously generate new revenues, increase occupancy rates, and reduce operational expenses.

Found in 1994 and experts in providing comprehensive IPTV platforms and solutions, InfoValue is recognize for innovations and advances in IPTV technology that has set the pace in performance, scalability and intelligence. InfoValue QuickVideo? IPTV platform is base on a standards-compliant, open architecture that is optimize with innovative, patented technologies.

InfoValue QuickVideo, which is currently being use by telecommunication carriers, corporations, governments, educational institutions, hospitality providers, and broadcasters around the world, offers interactive video-on-demand and video multicast capabilities, as well as integrate video indexing, distribute video caching, server clustering, and video service management capabilities. InfoValue delivers turnkey IPTV solutions for specific industries, including InfoValue SuiteTV for hospitality, InfoValue BizTV for training and communications, and InfoValue NextGenTV for residential. InfoValue’s corporate headquarters is locate at 4 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523.

Earn money with an IPTV transmitter

The classic commercial has had its day. The interactive commercial is part of the future. At the Cologne fair ANGA Cable (28.5.-1-6.2006, stand number D 27), the Munich-base IPTV specialist will present a solution with which you can open your own Internet TV station within 24 hours and achieve significant sales with interactive advertising.

For months, the sales departments of the TV stations have suffered declining revenue. More and more advertisers divert their budgets to the Internet. The online advertising market is booming, because advertising on the internet is more successful. Many target groups watch far less television and spend their time online. A few days ago, the world’s largest search engine brought Google video advertising into the offer and expects additional revenue in the millions.

Everyone who wants to inform, entertain or sell video content can now benefit from this trend. With the
opening of an IPTV channel, a 24-hour live and a simultaneous on-demand supply of moving pictures can be made to a worldwide audience. An IPTV broadcaster can go on the air within 24 hours with the web-base solution IPTV Producer. With the Internet-base solution IPTV Producer, a complete TV program can be planne from individual videos and play on the Internet.

The software offers the greatest added value with the planning of interactive commercials. For example, while a car dealership offers a new vehicle via video clip, the user can arrange the test drive right next to the video.

“In the future, advertisers will increasingly launch campaigns where success is directly measurable. Our technology, which allows viewers to request or even buy something right now, fulfills this desire, “says Michael Westphal, Managing Director of TV1.DE GmbH.