Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Implication for Education


This paper illustrates the development of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and its implication for education. IPTV is a new type of educational technology that provides digital content (text, graphic, audio and video) which users watch as television broadcasting on the Internet. With the capabilities of IPTV that could be used for educational purpose. Therefore, the IPTV project’s (Suan Dusit Internet Broadcasting: SDIB) aim has been to develop into a platform that increase educational opportunities that support distant education. The IPTV system was designed to broadcast in four channels (kids, video on demand, variety and radio). More than seven hundred program are being transmitted both trough live and video on demand streams via computer, set top boxes and mobile devices. The IPTV system has been implemented and used in 80 pilot schools. The data of an evaluation of the IPTV system was collected from questionnaires and interviews. The results indicated that IPTV users were highly satisfied with the contents, set top boxes, LCD television, and overall IPTV systems.

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P. Suanpang, "Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Implication for Education," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 12B, 2012, pp. 50-54. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2012.512B011.

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