IPTV is the process through which contents published in television are broadcast using internet protocol network
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has shut 59 unregistered and illegal Internet Protocol Televisions (IPTVs ).
The commission in a notification issued Sunday said those IPTVs have no connection with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) approved for IP-based data service.
IPTV is the process through which contents published in television are broadcast using internet protocol network.
BRTC only allows licensed ISP institutions to provide IP-based data services like- streaming service, IP-TV, video-on-demand, said the notice.
The approved ISP operators are allowed to show the internet broadcast of the satellite TV channels approved by the information ministry to only their customers.
However, the agreement, approval or release to broadcast a particular channel, content or program has to be collected from the concerned institutions, said the BTRC.
Recently some unscrupulous traders are illegally buying domains and showing IPTV through Facebook, YouTube channels which violates the Telecommunication Act, said the notice.