Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Internet TV

Internet TV is the video streaming of licensed professional content (typically TV shows, live events and movies). “TV” here refers to the nature and status of the content. It drives the key requirement that access be selectively controlled, based on licensing arrangements, which place restrictions on who may see the content (that is, subscribers only), and where and when the content may be seen. Broadband connected TVs, game consoles, open set-top boxes, PCs, smartphones and media tablets are all considered receivers of Internet TV.

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