IPTV (Internet Protocol Television)

System for delivery of video over IP networks that is characterized by:
Continuous streams of professionally produced content (such as a TV network feed)
Hundreds of 24×7 channels
Uniform content format (all channels typically share one compression method and use roughly the same bit rate)
Delivered over a private network, such as a telco digital subscriber line (DSL)
Viewed on consumer televisions by way of a set-top box