One of the biggest news in all of today's newspapers is how the financial guard against pirate pay-TV channels' Xtreme codes works.
An IPTV platform works as a framework that can be used by other resellers. The Xtrem Coders program provided everything needed for other subjects (you could say the Mafia) to create subscription “panels”. End customers could then stream virtually any content. To use this platform super easy, they just had to use a modified adapter technically called a set top box with IPTV already configured. The financial guard has therefore cut off the head of this huge illegal multimedia distribution system.
IPTV is the future of television and even though there are few providers and few legal IPTV offers, it is very likely that we have all used them.
What is IPTV?
IPTV stands for “Internet Protocol Television” with IP address
This therefore means that the TV signal, instead of coming from the antenna or the decoder, comes from the internet connection. With cable or satellite television, broadcasters send signals and viewers receive them. You can only watch what's being broadcast, so unless you have a recording device, you can't stop video playback or rewind.
IPTV is different: instead of transmitting the content by light pulses in a fiber optic cable or by radio waves from a satellite, IPTV sends TV shows and movies through the standard internet connection and Apart from the technical question, thanks to IPTV, you don't have to watch what is transmitted by the broadcaster, but you can choose what you want to watch.
Most televisions do not support IPTV because they do not necessarily contain the software that “translates” what you receive over an Internet connection into a format that can be read by the television. So you will need a device or set-top box called a set-top box that decodes incoming signals so that the television can display Internet programs.
With a computer, you can receive Streaming IPTV signal also because you only need to install the right program to do so. At this point, it will be enough to mirror the PC screen to the television to pass the signal from the PC to the television.
How does IPTV work?
There are three different formats of IPTV
Video on Demand (VOD): VOD streaming lets you choose which video you want to watch, without having to worry about schedules.
IPTV Live: Live TV channels that work like traditional TV, where you can't go back or choose what you want to watch. There are many such platforms that are made for watching football games or free online channels for watching TV over the Internet.
Interactive IPTV Services: This is the most revolutionary and innovative type of IPTV, one that allows you to watch live broadcasts and even video on demand without having to worry about missing your favorite show. What is created is personalized interactive television, made by combining traditional television videos with videos from the Internet. This opens up the possibility of a much more interactive experience where TV presenters can interact with people at home almost directly, as if they were in the studio.
In their offers they include the possibility to watch one channel, to record another, but also to take a break.
Illegal pay-TV retailers would simply use ordinary set-top boxes to receive videos from subscription platforms and then, through their servers, redistribute it over the Internet by encoding the signal from the set-top boxes in real time.
Is IPTV Completely Illegal?
IPTV is the future of television, so it is by no means illegal. Every TV channel that can be watched over the Internet becomes an IP TV that can be watched through special applications. The problem is that these free-to-air channels are few and even though they are broadcast from their respective websites, they do not support real abonnement IPTV.
In order to create an IPTV system where you can change channels without having to go to the TV site, you will need to download applications that organize the link lists (in the form of an m3u file).
Obviously, if you are looking for pay channel listings, using IPTV becomes illegal. This is the same principle as explained in the guide on how downloading works from certain download sites, which is legal in principle, but whose use is illegal if you download copyrighted material.
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