There are essentially two ways to get television content in your home: the broadcast network and the internet networks
- Broadcast network: satellite TV and cable TV (Cable and satellite both function by letting you “tune in” to specific channels within that signal. The primary difference is that cable comes through a wired connection while satellite is wireless (until it reaches your house, anyway).
- Internet network: IPTV (IP stands for Internet Protocol) and OTT Streaming (over-the-top). Unlike cable or satellite where content is broadcast in real time, IPTV and OTT streaming services store programming on servers (whether that’s Netflix or an IPTV subscription like U-Verse), allowing users to request the content over the Internet at any time.