Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable television formats. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can begin playing the content (such as a TV channel) almost immediately. This is known as streaming media.
IPTV is also used for media delivery around corporate and private networks.
SMATV is Single Master Antenna Television (or Satellite Master Antenna Television), The purpose of SMATV is for supplying and controlling the number and type of channels to multiple televisions. It provides Reception of DBS TV/FM channels for hotels, motels, dormitories, schools, hospitals and commercial properties with multiple tenants. Using a master antenna system video signals, audio signals and decoder signals can also be distributed.
It consists of single outdoor unit or antenna feeding to number of indoor units. The channels accessible are independent of other users.
A SMATV headend is used to receive and rebroadcast satellite television channels throughout a property from a single satellite feed.
The system consists of a master antenna and a matching transformer to match the balanced antenna with unbalanced cable and amplifiers.