Master Antenna Television of MATV refers to an analog cabling network that is used to distribute several televisions throughout a facility. With the installation of many satellite dishes, to centrally subscribe and distribute any channel, from any part of the world, both pay and free TV services can be delivered locally. Approx 1000 channels can be supported by MATV.
CATV is home-to-home cable TV delivery by using traditional coaxial cable connection to each one of the residential premises to distribute TV from a central point. CATV services are by far more irrelevant for large hospitality properties as major clients may not require local channels. Maximum live channels that can be enjoyed in analog system is 100 and in digital 1000.
IPTV or Internet Protocol TV is when the media to broadcast content is Ethernet. It uses huge internet bandwidth and thus broadcasting contents like signage, video on demand, high speed internet, telephone and TV can be delivered to end customer by using a single UTP cable. IPTV is a two way communication. What it means is if we take example of a hotel, a guest can communicate to the min hotel server to take out information like messaging, laundering, room service ordering, car rental bookings, on-spot bill, etc. There are endless possibilities and services of IPTV that we can imagine. For example: menu cards in restaurants can be translated into various international languages so that guests can know about any dish that they want to order in terms of calorific value, look and feel of a dish, method and preparation time. Moreover, there is a possibility of centralized remote management of set-top box. There is theoretically no maximum limit of the number of channels that can be supported by IPTV.