IPTV is a technology that allows the transmission of TV signals via the Internet, ensuring not only sound and image quality, but also giving users extra features in interactivity and interesting possibilities, such as consumption on demand (where you watch what you like whenever you want), and even the ability to record programs to watch later. Next, you know the technology, which is very much associated with cable TV, discover what those channel lists are and how a complicated part of technology works: IPTV piracy.
What is IPTV?
But, after all: what is IPTV? IPTV is a term that refers to the distribution of television signal via IP protocol. That is, the Internet. Although technically it works like streaming, the IPTV offers some differences, like technical advantages of guaranteeing delivery of image and sound of quality and good performance, even if its connection meets the minimum requirements of video performance.
Developed as an alternative to on-demand consumption, in which you choose programming times, IPTV is associated with consumption mainly on TV sets and set-top boxes, although it is possible to access TV-type signals on computers and other devices with IPTV software.
The great difference of an IPTV in front of a TV channel that you can simply watch live by the Internet browser is the fact that, in general, the Internet TV signal is distributed in its own networks, isolated from the vastness of the Internet. This differential guarantees more performance to IPTV: while in one model the signal has high quality, in the other you are subject to oscillations, variations of speed of your network, crashes and overloads in the site that offers the live signal. That is, it is a network dedicated to your video stream.
What are channel lists?
Channel lists are a type of playlist with Internet addresses that can be accessed from compatible devices and software. The problem is that the vast majority of them give the user unlawful access to TV channels by people who distribute third-party signal in the IPTV format. Almost always paid channels, cable TV, or even physical media content with stream made by a computer.
Basically, a list organizes Internet addresses that transmit IPTV channels irregularly, either by redirecting a legitimate signal or by techniques that circumvent the protection against piracy implemented by operators and broadcasters. That’s where the crime of those using this technology lives.
What is the legal use of IPTV?
Legitimate companies can use the technology to provide IPTV addresses – for payment or as a benefit in conjunction with some other product, for example. As such, they can function as direct competitors to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus on the Internet, providing legal service.
With a device or PC, using the right programs, the average user can also play and view videos, music, podcasts and other digital media files from local, network and Internet storage media. The system allows you to turn a device into a media center and share your media with your family or friends in a domestic way.