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IPTV is Internet protocol TV, meaning that users receive video content over a network device. It has become OTT or Internet television through the integration and diversity of IPTV technology, which is now a truly global platform for broadcasting. But IPTV’s true strength lies in the fact that it is focused on solutions that use existing infrastructure such as a metro-e and the Local Area Network, as well as Wi-Fi. Many people are looking for IPTV subscription plans to increase their daily entertainment.

Investment in infrastructure is not inherently expected by IPTV, like conventional cable television. Many cities have metro stations with dark fiber, and many buildings have LAN suitable for IPTV already. Any network owner could easily make money as long as the linked hosts are interested in video content on-demand and live. IPTV aims at reducing the cost of incorporation of media broadcast solutions, improving sustainability, and offering a bouquet of services never seen before. IPTV needs little hardware and is inexpensive for small ISPs, hotels, yachts etc.

Let’s explore some things about the IPTV cloud solution:

  • The possibility to deploy IPTV solution is in a cloud instead of providing a dedicated server in the premises. They may easily connect to the local network with an uplink switch to provide IPTV services of the same standard as if delivered from local servers. Cloud computing is much more favored as the absence of a web site with virtual IPTV servers would not result in the full device downtime and the benefit loss as a result. The whole solution is easier to virtually and reproduces over multiple data centers.
  • A newcomer can begin IPTV businesses with little investment and pay for their growth, which is the best practical advantage of a cloud set-up. A hotel may simply buy smart televisions, install an Ethernet network or use existing IPTV services on the internet, and subscribe to the cloud-based IPTV services offered to the hotel. No difference will be seen as long as there will be a cloud- and hotel LAN link and there will be no flaps. While it needs more investments, even for cloud-based solutions, the use of set-top boxes is still favored to enable updates and boost content delivery.

By Robert Smith

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