IPTV Service represent audio visual media content broadcasting by using IP protocol for data transmission and is appropriate for usage by the majority of TV operators (DVB-C or IPTV). Your network environment, and who your clients are, determines the right type of Balkan-IX Transport you may use:
Balkan-IX Unicast Transport
Balkan-IX Unicast Transport is a one-to-one connection between Balkan-IX members, called for short Source and Destination.
Balkan-IX Multicast Transport
Balkan-IX Multicast Transport is a true broadcast between Balkan-IX members, called for short Source and Destination.
Balkan-IX Transport – principles:
The Balkan-IX network is multicast enabled.
The Balkan-IX network enable members to connect their networks directly, reducing cost and latency while increasing bandwidth.
There are several Balkan-IX members that offer Unicast and/or Multicast media contents.
Balkan-IX members can use theirs existing ports, already connected to Balkan-IX to send or receive Unicast/ Multicast media contents.
Balkan-IX Transport is configured only if there are requests for services from both of the members (Source and Destination).
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is a digital program service for television, radio, or other multimedia devices, which displays information, including a short summary, of current or scheduled broadcast content of each channel. The EPG can show channel information varying from the next couple of hours up to 7 days in the future.
The user can browse through menus by a remote control to find desired information (e.g. searching for scheduled programs and pay-per-view programming). Some of these features are available depending on the middle-ware platforms used by end-user (set-top box, Smart TV, smart phone), target distribution technology, implemented services and required bandwidth.
The EPG implementation uses delivery mechanism such as cable, satellite, terrestrial or Internet networks (DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, IPTV).
Please visit our partner Digital Experience’s website for more information.
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