Irdeto and Huawei Technologies are working in close coordination with PTCL for the promotion of IPTV in Pakistan providing services like broadcast TV, video on demand, PVR and Time Shift TV. Pemra (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) is planning to introduce IPTV services in fourteen different zones while several channels are licensing for IPTV services.
You can get access to IPTV services through a set top box (STB) similar to a cable box. Many telecommunication operators are moving towards providing IPTV services, in Pakistan today Wateen, Nayatel and PTCL are providing IPTV services. France is the leading country apparently in providing IPTV services. IPTV is expected to grow rapidly since there will be 400 million broadband users globally who can access the IPTV services on their TV.
The current stats show that the future of IPTV appears very bright in our country since access to IPTV services requires merely a broadband connection and a device to view your favorite programs anytime.