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This paper represents broadcast television services which are becoming increasingly digitized and interactive and advances in video compression technology. IPTV technology which is interacting with broadband access network becomes very popular in the consumer level to get the service of live streams. A number of operators and vendors are currently working on IPTV standardization efforts to support wider availability and interoperability of IPTV as a secure, reliable, managed service. The goal of this special issue is to share knowledge and recent advances in IPTV services, the related research, design and deployment challenges and possible approaches for future evolution of the services.