The computer has invaded almost all sectors of our lives. No place or situation today is bereft of the use of computers. The computer technology invaded the idiot box in our living room some time ago with ‘ digitalization’ in the form of direct-to-home (DTH) high quality digital pictures. Now, another computer technology has affected the idiot box in a new way. This technology proposes the discarding of antennas, cable TV wires, and the DTH set top box to bring to you television viewing through the internet. This technology is known as the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) technology. IPTV delivers digital television service through a system that delivers broadband connection to our homes. All channels being broadcast are encoded in a format defined by Internet Protocol (IP). This code is then delivered to television sets through a device that decodes the earlier encoding. The transfer of information happens on a network. The device that decodes and delivers the final transmission of channels is smarter than the regular set top box. Advantages of IPTV * It is possible to pause a live transmission through IPTV. The viewer will no longer miss any part of his/her programme if he/she has to attend to urgent work. * IPTV lets you record your favourite programmes so that you can watch them at a time convenient to you. Furthermore, you can record multiple programmes at the same time through IPTV. * IPTV ensures high quality of sound and picture, almost like when a DVD is played.