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Aug 21, 2008 at 11:02pm IST

Good news: Watch TV on your computer

New Delhi The Cabinet on Thursday approved new rules for governing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services. IPTV involves delivery of television and video signals over a broadband network. It is a cable TV delivery platform that uses high-speed Internet connection to reach the customer.

The good news is that viewers will now be able to watch all the television channels on their computers.

This will benefit IPTV service providers as they can now receive content directly from broadcasters and deliver it straight to consumers using computer network technology rather than the traditional satellite or terrestrial signal.

Earlier this service was available only to cable and DTH operators.

MTNL and BSNL are already providing IPTV services and private players like Airtel and Reliance Communications are looking to enter the IPTV market in a big way.

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