IPTV makes it possible to broadcast television programs from the Internet.

Discover the value of combining IPTV and digital signage.


Introducing IPTV

Definition and explanation

Short for Internet Protocole TeleVision, l’IPTV is a cable TV technology.It’s a way of viewing television via a local network or the Internet. This generates an IPTV stream. When this stream is played back on one or more screens, a TV channel is distributed on the digital medium of your choice. It’s a way of watching television, via a local network or the Internet. The latter generates an IPTV stream.

Playback of this stream, on one or more screens, enables you to distribute a TV channel on the digital medium of your choice.

The TV channel broadcast depends on the equipment you have. If you have the right media or a subscription, all you have to do is embed the link to your feed in your broadcast platform and share the channel.

Combining IPTV and digital signage


Communicating differently

Thanks to our E-Manager platform and your IPTV encoder, the programming of your playlists evolves. Now you can insert a TV channel between your posters.

Want to get the news on your screen? But would you like to announce your company’s latest events first? This is made possible by combining EMITY’s platform with IPTV technology.

Screen splitting

IPTV and EMITY also offer the possibility of broadcasting a TV channel at the same time as information on the screen. With our E-Manager’s “Split Screen” functionality, you can dedicate one part of your screen to broadcasting a TV channel, another to your corporate communications, or even to displaying the weather forecast.

And all on the same display! Capture and entertain your users simultaneously.

Easy to install and use

Adding IPTV to your digital signage system means quick and easy installation. If your TV set is not already equipped with IPTV technology, simply adding a set-top box is enough to make it compatible. The other solution is to subscribe to an IPTV service and use a computer (compatible by default) to broadcast what it receives to your TV.

Illustration of the combination of IPTV and digital signage

Concrete examples

Some examples of IPTV programming favoured by certain sectors

The foodservice sector is one of the most enthusiastic about IPTV. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for restaurants to use digital signage to display both their menus and sporting events on their screens.

And what could be better than not having to worry about switching from one to the other? With E-Manager and IPTV, you can program your menus in advance for a specific time slot. Then schedule the TV channel for broadcast at the desired time. It’s so simple!

This method is also widely used by companies. The combination of digital signage and IPTV allows news, entertainment programs and internal and external corporate communications to be displayed on the same screen.

A use case

Imagine a waiting room. People wait while their passage number is displayed.
Thanks to Emity, and its queue management solution, these numbers can be displayed on a dynamic screen. With the addition of IPTV, you can split your screen. This way, you can continue to broadcast the numbers of your customers/patients while displaying a TV channel to distract your users and make waiting time more pleasant.

IPTV can offer high picture and sound quality, as it uses data compression to optimize broadcasting according to available bandwidth.

How does it work?

At source, an IPTV encoder is needed to transform HDMI inputs from TV streams or other devices into IPTV streaming (RTMP, UDP), for up to 16 simultaneous channels.

Here are some encoder references: Aver SB 520, Triax, …

The combination of IPTV and digital signage offers the opportunity to combine entertainment and information in a single medium. Whether the communication is aimed at a company’s employees, a restaurant’s customers or a healthcare facility’s patients, it projects a modern, playful image of its distributor.