Network Operator (TV) - (Content Provider) (Associated with  Network-operator Channel, Network Operator Channel, Network Service Provider.) -

The entity (content provider) that literally sends the viewer the TV signal (content) they watch and interactive with, if interactivity is available. This can include local network television stations, affiliates, cable television providers, telcos, terrestrial, satellite TV providers, Internet service providers, etc.

2) A person, organization or business that controls,  monitors and/or maintains a network's telecommunications. See Network.

Content Vendors
– (May be known as Content Providers) - See Content Providers.


Back Channel - (a.k.a., Backchannel, Return Channel, Reverse Channel, Return Path, Return Link, Back Channel Network Connection.)

Program Provider - Internet TV's (& IPTV's) dramatically increases the ability for almost anyone to offer a TV program.

See the Interactive Television Institute.

Home Network


Network Adapter

Network Attached Storage
– (NAS)

Network-based Video on Demand – (May be known as Network Storage.)

Network Computer – (NC) - (a.k.a. Net PC, Managed PC.)

Network Interface Cards
- (NIC)

Network Management System – (NMS) - The combination of equipment, hardware and software used in monitoring, controlling and managing a data communication network.

Network Operator

Network PC - (Network Appliance)

Network Personal Video Recording - (nPVR) - (Maybe known as Server-based Personal Video Recorder) - Headend-driven Video on Demand with Personal Television services. Viewers can fast-forward, pause, rewind, etc.

Network Programmers

Network Service Provider - (NSP)

Network Storage

Network Transport

Networked Entertainment – (May be known as Home Networking {Entertainment}.) – See Home Networking.

See the Interactive Television Institute.