ISTV is THE ONLY direct sales company that is owned and operated by a software development company – BH International Inc. This allows ISTV to control, manage and update our technology in house at any time. Other companies buy their boxes from a manufacture as a plug and play product but, are limited with the look, feel and functionality of their system. In many cases they have challenges with application updates and functionality. ISTV has none of those problems.
Some companies say that they offer live TV viewing through their streaming box. What they are actually using is known as OTT television which is internet based. This is an OK way of viewing live TV shows but its reliability is spotty at best. OTT stands for “over-the-top,” the term used for the delivery of film, TV, Audio, Video and other media content via the Internet, without requiring users to subscribe to a traditional cable or satellite pay-TV service.
While ISTV also has this free OTT viewing available as part of the basic package, we choose and prefer the highest quality streaming application known as Internet Protocol TV or IPTV. This is a much more advanced and stable and reliable TV viewing operating system.
From a TV watcher’s point of view, IPTV is very simple: instead of receiving TV programs as broadcast signals that enter your home from a rooftop antenna, satellite dish, or fiber-optic cable, you get them streamed (downloaded and played almost simultaneously) through your Internet connection.
Our software provides links to content that is already posted on the internet. We do not host any content, control any content nor do we know who does. ISTV does not promote illegal conduct of any kind.
The ISTV Media Center is the newest generation of multimedia player, entertainment gateway and an actual computer for your TV!
ISTV owns, operates, designs, programs and controls the look, feel, graphics and functionality of our media player while other companies DO NOT. They are simply a direct sales marketing company who buys and distributes streaming media boxes.
ISTV offers the latest technology based on the Android system which offers many applications including web browsing, 2D & 3D games, video chat, Microsoft products and other streaming applications to view your favorite live TV Shows and recorded TV shows and movies!