Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol(IP) networks. Actually everything is simple on the subscriber side, you just need to open your Set Top Box and watch your Television. If it does not work properly, you can complain the QoS and ask for the support. On the other hand, things are not so simple for the backend guys who maintain the IPTV service.
In order to have an IPTV service, IPTV engineers may need to fetch stream from a remote URL and re-stream to subscribers. And that’s the point where Ant Media Server can take place, with the recent developments, Ant Media Server can restream any remote RTSP, RTMP, HLS streams. In other words, you can fetch any IPTV , IP Camera stream from an URL and restream to your subscribers.
Ministra TV (Stalker Portal) platform is a free IPTV middleware platform for MAG STB (Set Top Box) devices. You can download and install Ministra TV Platform for free. In order to download the Ministra TV (Stalker Portal) Platform, you need to fill the form on infomir’s web site. After you download the IPTV platform, here is the instructions for installation. By the way, Ant Media Server is compatible with Ministra TV 5.4.1 version which should be installed on Ubuntu 16.04.
Ministra TV Platform
Ministra TV (Stalker Portal) platform is a middleware that just forward requests to an origin server so that a media server should take place to provide origin streams. Even if you can import each Live/VoD streams to IPTV Platform, there is a simple way in doing it. Let us tell how to do that step by step.
settings.stalkerDBServer, settings.stalkerDBUsername, settings.stalkerDBPassword.
sudo nano WEB-INF/red5-web.properties # assign the values to properties # database host address to settings.stalkerDBServer, # database user name to settings.stalkerDBUsername, # database user password to settings.stalkerDBPassword # save and close the file
sudo service antmedia restart
As a result, Ant Media Server can take place fetching and streaming in an IPTV service. We hope this blog post will be useful for someones working on technical side of IPTV Service.