Smart TV is a PTCL digital multi channel Television service that will deliver
television programs to households via a broadband connection using the Internet
Protocol (IP) technology. The service requires subscription and Customer
Premises Equipment (CPE). An IP-based platform allows the TV service to be
‘smarter’ than the traditional Broadcast and cable TV services, by making the TV
viewing experience more interactive and personalized.
Features and Benefits of 'PTCL Smart TV':
Smart TV provides advanced features and services that are not possible with
traditional broadcast television systems. These advanced features include Time
Shifted Television, Parental Control, Electronic Program Guides (EPG), Global
Television Channels, Video on Demand (VoD), Near Video on Demand (NVoD) and many
more interactive features.
Time Shifted Television (TSTV)
Time Shifted Television is an exciting feature that allows viewers to playback
live TV channels at any time they want. So when the viewer misses an important
part of a movie, a play or a sporting event, he/she can view it by rewinding
( that displays the symbol ), watching the missed part and then coming back to
live action. This function will be available to the TV viewers for the first
time in Pakistan and only through the PTCL Smart TV service.
This feature enables parents to restrict certain channels which are not suitable
for juvenile viewing. Restriction is enabled by assigning a password to
particular channel(s) thus empowering parents to control the content their
EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an extremely responsive and feature-rich
application that manages viewer interaction during channel and program
selection. It is an on-screen guide to schedule broadcast television programs,
allowing viewers to navigate, select, and discover content by time, title,
channel, genre, etc, by use of their remote control. It also provides with
access to billing details, changing password and managing favorites.
VoD (Video On Demand)
Video on Demand is a service that provides end users to interactively request
and receive videos. VoD permits a customer to select a program from a catalogue
Using EPG (Electronic Program Guide). The play out of the selected movie starts
nearly instantaneously on the customer's TV. A film that is chosen, for example,
will be available for multiple viewing during 24 hours without any extra charge.
NVOD (Near Video On Demand)
NVoD is another exciting feature working like a community TV Channel. A number
of channels are allocated for NVoD. Popular or recently released movies and
programs are played on NVoD channels and are available to all Smart TV viewers.
Difference between VoD & NVoD is that VoD is a personalized service catering
only to individual needs on payment whereas NVoD is like community cinema
available to all Smart TV customers at no extra cost. In case of NVoD channels,
customer feedback plays a pivotal role in content selection.