Originally Posted by tvtimes
I thought TIVO was to do with IPTV as i thought a lot of the delivery will be through an internet connection
IPTV does not
mean TV over the internet. IPTV uses a closed network, Internet TV is different. The TiVo tie in potentially provides both via a single box but is not the IPTV migration that's been discussed in the past and is in no way essential to the IPTV shift, it's STB software nothing more.
A non-cable based IPTV service would not be using the Internet for broadcasts.
VM's IPTV deployment is actually using Cisco kit.
The TV service will be using SDV
on the VM access network. Content delivered to head ends and hubsites via IP routers and delivered to Cisco kit where the streams are managed, packaged up and pushed down the cable network in a similar manner to VoD streams.
Again, TiVo Premiere is not
IPTV, it is Internet TV, simply pulling content from the internet on a best effort basis using a TiVo provided front end. If IPTV were seen to be buffering you'd be wanting to do very unpleasant things indeed to your provider, this is perfectly possible with TiVo Premiere depending on the performance of the internet at the time.