IPTV is television transmission technology that delivers TV signal over Internet connection, such as DSL line.

Often the term IPTV is confused with videos that can be watched using a Internet browser. Instead, IPTV works exactly like a terrestial/aerial or cable TV broadcast in sense that it is not "on-demand" by nature, but delivers the same content to all viewers at the same time. Furthermore, PC is rarely used to receive the IPTV transmission, but instead, a stand-alone "set-top box" is used to decode the signal and then deliver the video to a standard TV set.

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Google's pay TV plans take shape with IPTV filings in Kansas City (28 Feb 2012)

No Microsoft TV service any time soon says report (17 Jan 2012)

CES: BitTorrent shows off certified home theater hardware (09 Jan 2012)

XBMC developer talks about switching from Boxee (31 Dec 2011)

Boxee will drop PC support in February to concentrate on set-top boxes (29 Dec 2011)

Logitech says good bye to Google TV... for now (11 Nov 2011)

New report highlights holes in studios' home video strategy (01 Sep 2011)

TiVo launches in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland (19 Nov 2010)

Video: Verizon CEO says net neutrality is anti competitive (12 Apr 2010)

DivX partners with Pantech to make DivX Certified devices (15 Feb 2010)

Venture capitalists invest 2.6 million euros in Swedish streaming video service (05 Feb 2010)

Hulu adds music from Warner Music (23 Dec 2009)

ZillionTV service adds MLB (20 Dec 2009)

New details of next year's Boxee Box announced (08 Dec 2009)

Video encoding for free - 5 programs compared (04 Dec 2009)

Secret ACTA Internet chapter leaked: Global DMCA and 'three strikes' (05 Nov 2009)

Google buyout results in $1.6 million third quarter loss for On2 (02 Nov 2009)

Hulu co-owner wants viewers to pay for content (23 Oct 2009)

ZillionTV laying off staff (13 Oct 2009)

FCC head wants internet competition and ISP transparency (21 Sep 2009)

Review: TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 (30 Jul 2009)

Most Cable subscribers like Internet TV services (17 Jul 2009)

Boxee for Windows goes public (24 Jun 2009)

Epix to provide 720p streaming of major motion pictures (09 Jun 2009)

Can Hulu Desktop compete with Boxee? (29 May 2009)

DVD and Blu-ray still most popular way to get video (14 May 2009)

Ofcom weary of BBC's proposed set-top box (27 Apr 2009)

Adobe brings Flash to the TV screen (20 Apr 2009)

Washington D.C is first city to get free mobile DTV (20 Apr 2009)

Hulu's first year sees growth but also warning signs (16 Mar 2009)

Boxee wants to hear from the Afterdawn community (01 Mar 2009)

Preview: Boxee social media center for Windows (27 Feb 2009)

Dish Network adds 1080p programming to IP-DVR (19 Jan 2009)

Hulu rival adds more premium content (16 Jan 2009)

Home entertainment tech not just for the young says analyst (10 Nov 2008)

AccuWeather to supply on demand weather for U-verse (07 Nov 2008)

Netflix by Roku box goes open source (25 Sep 2008)

Joost moves to browser-based service (08 Sep 2008)

DTV penetration in U.S. and Western Europe to surge (24 Aug 2008)

Verizon asks FCC for equal access to cable boxes (13 Aug 2008)

Popcorn Hour adds new media hub for pre-order (04 Aug 2008)

TidalTV adds new channel with content from Sony (25 Jul 2008)

Amazon launches VOD streaming video service (17 Jul 2008)

Number of IPTV subscribers tops 15 million worldwide (15 Jul 2008)

Microsoft announces deals with Netflix, NBC-Universal (15 Jul 2008)

Kodak introduces HD media hub (13 Jul 2008)

MovieBeam purchased by Indian buyer (13 Jul 2008)

Sony's Glasgow speaks out about Blu-ray, IPTV (13 Jul 2008)

LG introduces digital Freeview Playback DVR with HDD (06 Jul 2008)

Roku bringing more content providers to set-top box (04 Jul 2008)

BBC building iPlayer set-top box? (29 Jun 2008)

The BBC starts Freeview HD TV trial (28 Jun 2008)

BBC iPlayer 2.0 beta now available (27 Jun 2008)

TidalTV brings look and feel of TV to your web browser (19 Jun 2008)

Time Warner set to bring Internet video content to home TVs (31 May 2008)

Vudu sells set-top internet video box at Best Buy (28 May 2008)

Verizon's FiOS to compete with Time Warner Cable in New York City (28 May 2008)

New Starz internet video service available to Verizon broadband customers (27 May 2008)

Hulu adds 7 new partner websites to deliver streaming video (21 May 2008)

Comcast invests in P2P streaming startup (20 May 2008)

EFF notes that Microsoft is complying with NBC broadcast flags (19 May 2008)

Sezmi to work with ISPs and broadcasters to compete with cable and satellite TV (05 May 2008)

iPlayer coming to UK TVs (03 May 2008)

Online TV service in conflict with UK broadcasters (02 May 2008)

Velocix to begin live streaming TV, compete with Joost (27 Mar 2008)

New guides added for installing SageTV (26 Mar 2008)

IPTV to grow 52 percent annually through 2012 says study (26 Mar 2008)

DirecTV begins beta testing video on demand (13 Mar 2008)

Apple TV only makes it halfway to 1000 movie goal for February (06 Mar 2008)

Consumers approve of ad-supported streaming (05 Mar 2008)

Comcast limits public access to FCC hearing by paying to fill seats (27 Feb 2008)

DivX to shut down Stage6 service at month's end (26 Feb 2008)

NBC Universal streams vintage TV from network websites (24 Feb 2008)

BBC iPlayer is costing ISPs a hefty sum (23 Feb 2008)

Weekly Glossary updates (21 Feb 2008)

Australia falling in line with music industry talking points (19 Feb 2008)

Comcast defends BitTorrent blocking in response to FCC (14 Feb 2008)

FCC to consider net neutrality and ISP network management (13 Feb 2008)

Apple TV "Take 2" finally available (12 Feb 2008)

Three strikes law for internet piracy to be proposed in Britain (12 Feb 2008)

Vuze and Broadbandtv team up (29 Jan 2008)

Vudu drops price to battle AppleTV (24 Jan 2008)

Microsoft joins South Korean companies in IPTV venture (24 Jan 2008)

AT&T will replace exploding IPTV box batteries (19 Jan 2008)

CES 2008: Xbox 360 goes IPTV with new partnership (07 Jan 2008)

O2 wants to launch IPTV in UK (17 Dec 2007)

Microsoft Mediaroom to power new IPTV service in India (05 Nov 2007)

Xbox 360 will not be getting IPTV this year (31 Oct 2007)

BI: IPTV infrastructure not ready for prime-time (25 Sep 2007)

IPTV is the hot topic at IBC 2007 (11 Sep 2007)

Optibase IPTV encoder system chosen by ZTE Corporation in China (25 Aug 2007)

Sun to provide IPTV servers to AT&T (14 Jul 2007)

103 million IPTV subscribers by 2011 (07 Apr 2007)

AT&T expands IPTV offering to PC (23 Mar 2007)

Microsoft to showcase Xbox 360 IPTV features (22 Feb 2007)

AT&T to expand IPTV efforts (28 Jan 2007)

Xbox 360 10 million sold? IPTV support? (07 Jan 2007)

Microsoft to promote IPTV... again (13 Oct 2006)

Next-gen WiFi technology to deliver IPTV around the home (31 May 2006)

Consumer awareness of IPTV high in United States (15 Feb 2006)

BellSouth begins trialing Microsoft IPTV (07 Jan 2005)

Microsoft signs an IPTV deal with Telecom Italy (11 Sep 2004)