WHAT’S THE MEANING?
IPTV stands for “Internet Protocol Television.” It is television programming being communicated using internet protocol. IPTV has the ability to send shows and movies through your standard internet connection. Instead of broadcasting shows on a specific schedule, it utilizes video on demand (VOD) or time-shifted media.
DID YOU KNOW?
Whenever you encounter IPTV subscriptions that offer discounted prices for thousands of HD and premium channels, these are not legitimate providers. This is actually part of a growing black market that has been a problem for authorities even more so with its continuous growth in popularity. Did you know that 6.5% of North American households have subscribed to or have accessed pirated IPTV content? You might be thinking, 6.5% is such a small percentage. If the estimated population of US and Canada combined is around 400 million citizens, then we’re looking at around 26 million individuals who have dipped into pirated IPTV content. That’s not a small number by any means and it’s almost equal to the entire population of Canada alone. There was even an incident in the past wherein European police shut down an illegal IPTV networking service. It had over half a million subscribers across Europe which offered around 1,200 TV channels. The network that was shut down was accused of distributing Greek, Cypriot, and foreign pay TV subscription channels. The services that it offered were dealt through retailers across the region and sold as monthly illegal subscriptions ranging from as little as 10 Euros to 20 Euros. It’s clear now that not all IPTV platforms and networks may appear to be trustworthy sources. That’s why it’s always wise to learn about the best IPTV resellers before acknowledging their services.