IPTV is the distribution of television services over the Internet as opposed to traditional cable or satellite lines and even though IPTV has been around since 1995, it has not been widely used in recent years.
As the use of high-speed Internet increases, IPTV becomes a much more viable alternative to standard television.
We argue that IPTV is the future of television for several reasons.
Internet price continues to fall
As the price of the Internet drops and more and more people around the world access high-speed Internet. IPTV will continue to grow in popularity.
Internet access has been the biggest obstacle to the success of IPTV, but as providers are driving down prices and some municipalities are starting to offer completely free Internet service and people are turning to the Internet for their TV content.
Interestingly, the prices of Internet access in the United States are among the highest in the world.
A recent report called Cost of Connectivity states that you can buy a connection at 500 Mbps, more than 50 times the US average, about $ 300. It is much higher than in a place like Amsterdam where this high speed connection would only cost you $ 86.
IPTV providers are generally cheap
Most providers of IPTV subscriptions offer extremely affordable options for their content. More IPTV offers hundreds of channels, movies and TV shows that can be viewed at any time. This allows viewers to access all kinds of content exactly when they want it, rather than being stuck in time when their favorite TV show airs.
The main advantages of IPTV:
• Cost effective: Using your existing IP network, TVs, computers and AV displays without the need for a separate satellite / air signal system in the building or campus significantly reduces costs while offering a high return on investment potential.
• Flexible and scalable:
Enterprise IPTV technology enables the addition of new TV and video sources and users wherever there is a network connection without image degradation. It is therefore faster and less expensive to expand a system.
• Rapid Deployment:
scalability and manageability allows the rapid deployment of fresh organizational TV, video and broadband services in reaction to requirements and possibilities.
• Save expensive Internet bandwidth:
multicast technology makes better use of LAN bandwidth by broadcasting each channel once on the network, regardless of the number of end viewers, rather than through multiple streams through your Internet gateway.
• Increased security:
all streaming Internet access can be blocked at the firewall for added security and regulatory compliance.
• Focus on the user experience:
frees audiovisual experts from unmarked cabling issues to focus on key competencies: the user experience from source to display, e.g. content generation, video conferencing dynamic display, design of display systems for meeting rooms or corporate studios.
• Lower management costs:
places computer-controlled audiovisual distribution for lower management costs and more efficient network planning.