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Terminology

Streaming TV allows the user to watch the video immediately, because it is sent as a continuous stream.

Streaming TV allows the user to watch the video immediately, because it is sent as a continuous stream.

Every introduction of new technology brings with it new slang, and that
is certainly the case for < a href="http://www.usefreedomtv.com" > Internet
TV</a>.

First off, what is <a href="http://www.usefreedomtv.com">Streaming
Video</a>. Instead of having to download a complete file for playback later (such as you have to do with Amazon.com's Unbox, for example), streaming video allows the user to watch the video immediately, because it is sent as a continuous stream.

 

Cable and satellite TV can consist of streaming video as well... for
example when you buy the right to view a boxing match, or a premium movie channel.

Acronyms abound, of course. Just a few are below.

IPTV - Internet Protocol Television. A digital television service delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure. (IPTV differs from "Internet TV" in that its offerings are typically offered on discrete service provider networks, which require a special IPTV set-top-box)

NSFW - Not Safe For Work. A video or webisode that contains
content that might be frowned upon - either by one's superiors at work, or one's parents at home.

P2PTV - Peer-to-peer network. This doesn't rely on the streaming from a single website.

STB - Set-top Box. A device that connects to a television and an external source of signal, turning the signal into content which is then displayed on the television screen.

UGC - User Generated Content. Typically, amateur-created content, such as might be seen at YouTube.

VLOG - Video logging. A form of blogging, except instead of typing the individual records himself or herself and the entry. This began in about 2005.

VOD - Video on demand. VOD systems either stream content
through a set-top box (STB), allowing viewing in real time, or download it to a device such as a computer, digital video recorder, personal video recorder or portable media player for viewing at any time.

Then there's the self-explanatory stuff:

Web series - A series of programs released on the Internet or by
mobile or cellular phone

Webisode - A single episode of a web series.



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