Τι είναι το PLAY TV
PlayTV is a services brought to you by PLAYTV HOLDINGS INCORPORATION.
The revolutionary idea behind PLAYTV is that you can connect your personal device (PC, tablet, and phone) and watch content via a dedicated personal digital terrestrial set-top-box installed for you in a remote location.
The technology today allows us to separate the software player and the hardware terrestrial receiver but maintain this connection as an exclusive and personal link and therefore simulate the traditional set-top-box experience. As a result we help people consume their content even in places with poor signal coverage.
In a nutshell, we have cut the cords and split the set-top-box in half, installing one part (hardware) in a remote location with good signal and low power consumption, and the other half (software) within any device capable of playing video such as PCs, tablets and mobile phones.
The connection between the 2 parts is done via public internet but the connection is private, unique, secure and dedicated to those two parts (Software-Hardware).
For example, when a user is consuming content via a PLAYTV application, the player is securely connected on the other side to a single dedicated hardware which is exclusively serving that player alone. If the user changes channel in effect he instructs the hardware remotely to tune to a different frequency so his personally assigned hardware part can tune to a different channel.
The benefits for such deployment compare to a typical installation are:
· Reduction in power consumption (energy efficient)
· Guaranteed signal quality event when used in areas with poor coverage
· No power cord constrains (in case of mobile consumption)
· Helps user to access content in devices they choose
Why is PlayTV different from other video streaming over internet solutions?
In a typical video broadcasting infrastructure, the video is taken from the origin once and then it is broadcasted over the internet to multiple video players who are “listening” to that broadcast.
This type of broadcasting requires a special license from the content owner even if the source was originally available for free (like the free digital terrestrial channels).
PlayTV uses an actual set-top-box for every customer that is watching TV and therefore it does not need to broadcast the signal to multiple players. The free signal is received from each individual set-top-box and then it is passed to each player using the Internet just as a very long wire between the set-top-box and the user.
This revolutionary technology eliminates the need to a broadcasting license. PlayTV charges for the rental of the remote set-top-box and the cost for us to keep it in a good order at any time users connect to each one of them. So what we provide is a rental service of hardware and software.
As a result we are able to maintain a very low fee for you to enjoy your free channels from the digital terrestrial service from any device you want even outside your house.