IP Television also known as IP TV
is a type of television broadcasting technology that uses the Internet protocol suite for transmitting video and other media in real-time to the end-user.
With its relatively low cost and flexibility, IPTV will revolutionize how we watch TV and other types of multimedia content. The future of IPTV has arrived! Let us take a brief look at some key findings from an article written by Pip Sykes:
“The Future Of IPTV – The Rise Of The Internet Protocol (ITP)”. This article explores how this future has already begun, even if you might not know it yet. It talks about both positive and negative aspects of this emerging trend.
What is IPTV?
Basically, it is video delivered to your home via the internet. Imagine this scenario – you are watching a movie on your television in HD. All of a sudden, at this moment, you get an email or an AOL instant message that has information about a great sale on that very same movie. How do you know which product would be more beneficial for you? Now imagine watching the same movie with your television in HD while receiving these emails about the sale… all at the same time! This is what IPTV brings! It will give us pockets of information all around us to attract our attention.
IPTV is simply video broadcast via the internet (I know, it sounds like a sci-fi movie). It delivers video to your television set using an IP address. The IP address is like an ID card for your home network; it lets the system know where you are.
For example, if you go to the movies and decide to buy popcorn, the server that handles that transaction will be able to access your IP address. It knows that when you return home with your purchase in hand, you will likely want to open Netflix and watch a movie. This is how your router knows what type of information will be beneficial for you at each moment during which this service is in use.
There are various qualities that will allow you to determine which of these products is more beneficial for you at different moments. The more information you receive, the more valuable your time becomes. This type of idea is the primary driver behind the reason people will want to access this type of service. I was reading an article on how more people will be using their smartphones to watch TV, and another article on how more people will be using Apple TV to view movies on their televisions (and vice versa).
Why will IPTV become a trend?
We all like having our time filled up with as much information as possible. It is good for us and it allows us to be productive by staying connected. However, when you are at work or with your family, the last thing you want is to be bombarded with information. You want to simply enjoy what is around you. This is where IPTV will make its mark. It will give us pockets of information around us when we are in situations where we can take advantage of them, but it will also allow us to control the flow of this type of material when we are in situations where too much information can be overwhelming or even harmful in some cases.