IPTV- The New Way to Provide TV Programming

IPTV is the big buzz word in the Tech Industry.  Are you using it?  
 By John Wegener, The Satellite Center, Inc.

You are using Internet Protocol television (IPTV) if you use services like Hulu or Netflix, or if you've bought the latest TV gadgets like Roku, Slingbox, or even the latest Blu-ray DVD players. The idea is to get TV content directly off the internet.

IPTV FeaturesSpecifically, IPTV is a system through which internet television services are delivered using the architecture and networking methods of the Internet Protocol Suite over a packet-switched network infrastructure. Your programming is delivered via the Internet and broadband Internet access networks, instead of being delivered through traditional radio frequency broadcast, satellite signal, and cable television (CATV) formats. The cost saving opportunities are obvious, as well as more variety in programming.

IPTV services offer users live television, time-shifted programming, and video on demand.  The concept is growing world-wide.  

By 2014, Europe is expected to have 45% of the global total, while Asia will have 31%, North America 19% and the rest of the world will have around 5% .

Fall 2010 brings the introduction of GoogleTV.  With industry partners including Logitech, Sony, Intel, and even Dish Network, IPTV is bound to experience an adoption boost.

For businesses interesting in adopting the technology, many US manufacturers such as Blonder Tongue currently offer a wide variety of IPTV solutions for hospitality, healthcare, and other businesses.  The MPEG-2 IPTV Encoder permits the ability to stream a single audio/video program signal in MPEG-2 format over a LAN (Local Area Network) or WAN (Wide Area Network) infrastructure.

If your Multi-Room or Office Building is interested in IPTV, Contact me for more information.










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