Internet Television: Is IPTV legal and legitimate?


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Internet Television: Is IPTV legal and legitimate?
Posted on: February 01, 2018, 08:46:10 PM
IPTV is an acronym for Internet Protocol television. As the name clearly shows, it is the delivery of television programs with internet signals instead of a sattelite dish or antenna. It is television via internet protocol.  

The IPTV works down from the 'drawing board' as an internet interface that allows subsribers to access or view contents by a process known a streaming.

Streaming involves making a web interface capable of simultaneous downloading and playing contents on a user's device.

The IPTV operators facilitates profits by encoding these contents so that those user that pay have access to them. The free IPTV operators on the other hand make their huge amount of money by placing programmed advertisements for millions of users.

Stability of IPTV and the devices that do run it

Legitimate IPTV i.e, the one gotten legitimately from the original content owners are stable. Unofficial IPTV like Kodi is said to be stable also although with the aid of many addons.

IPTV could be visualized using smart tv, android, iOS, windows computer, linus, unix, mac, windows mobile. For convenience and on-the-top enjoyment, it is recommended to stream IPTV via an android set top box.

The types of IPTV  

All types of IPTV can be distributed via the public Internet or through a managed, private network. The main types of IPTV include:

1. The widely used iptv is the video on demand (VOD): This involves using internet television via a service like the online movie site - Netflix. Here, from a wide range of movies you select the one that pleases you and pay for it, then start streaming.

2. Another type of IPTV is called time-shifted IPTV and entails watching ordinary, scheduled broadcasts at a time in your convenience.

A good example of this this could be found in it's web-based streaming video player called the BBC iPlayer. With the app, you could watch a week ago programs from the BBC online.  

3. Live IP simulcasting: This involve simultaneous broadcasting lived programs on the internet. This and all the three forms of IPTV can be achieved using your computer and an ordinary web browser or a set-top box and an ordinary digital TV.

Youtube and Kodi are good examples of IPTV.

Illegal IPTV and IP pirating - What are these channels?

Illegal iptv can otherwise be called as streaming piracy.

Due to the increase in illegal IPTV, certain live iptv apps are not allowed on many app stores. The ones allowed are paid because they are found legit.

Legal IPTV channels

Legal or legitimate IPTV channels are iptv service that is offered by the original owner of the contents. They are 100% legal.

Youtube is a legal IPTV because it offers open source contents without any restrictions via their App. However, if you are downloading youtube videos by using a 3rd party app, then it becomes illegal.

Kodi software is also 100% legal. Official kodi add-ons that are available on kodi websites are 100% legal but, the third party kodi add-ons can either be legal or do contain contents pirated.

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