Internet TV Is the wave of the future. Currently satellite and cable TV dominate the distribution of video content. However with the innovation of sites like YouTube and Google more people are turning to the Internet for instant gratification of what they want to see when they want to see it. Internet TV also referred to as IPTV is going to dominate the future landscape of video distribution.
To the viewer it looks just like it’s being done the old fashioned way, but in fact we’re undergoing a paradigm shift in the way we get out audio / video content. Within the next few years many people will be using their computer as their home’s content management system. It will be networked with other computers in the house and connected to your TV. You’ll be able to use it a giant video storage device to time shift and store content, much like you use your DVR (TiVO) today. When you want to rent a video, you’ll simply stream it for immediate viewing or download it to be viewed later. The video store will soon be going the way of the pay phone; sure you’ll be able to find one, but you’ll have to really look.
There is no specific rule – but wise men with experience advise to keep the peak real time within 60 to 75% of network bandwidth available leaving the remaining capacity for background traffic. In a small organization of 5 people – it is easy to tell people not to download gigabyte attachments when video conferencing is going on , but in larger organizations it is hard to enforce such things except with router policies (assuming they have QoS support), and you can deal with occasional unhappy users.
Life has become very, very fast paced these days. Most people simply don’t have the time to get their daily dosage of entertainment, news, sports, and other things by reading newspapers and magazines, watching TV, or even surfing websites. Instead, they depend on their mobile phones. Today, you can get news, sports updates, music, weather forecast, and a truckload of other services right on your mobile phone. It’s way easier for someone to catch the headlines of the day by clicking a key on his mobile phone while he’s on the train than to sit in front of TV for half an hour or read newspapers which take a lot of time. Don’t you agree?
Vision One has done it again by teaming up with HABU.TV in the U.S. to bring real American TV programming to Asia! “We are very excited about our new VANTAGENS IPTV for Asia called HABU.TV (which has a catchy phrase to it as well Hook A Brotha Up with some TV!) that we just rolled-out. We are offering over 250 channels of premium programming directly from the U.S. with 100 hours DVR included to enable time shifting for the Expats and Military Communities in Asia”. It certainly sounds good to me! Being away from home for extended periods of time used to mean that you had to settle for whatever local cable/satellite service was available in your host country, which is very different from U.S. programming.
This method is typically called P2PTV. The P2PTV implies peer-to-peer network. The P2PTV does not stream videos from any one web site. Instead it’s a compiled video library that streams videos from different places.
CBS (KCCI-Ch.8) airs new episodes of How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly starting at 7:00 pm. On Hawaii 5-0, the team investigates the death of a Navy SEAL. Hawaii 5-0 is on at 9:00 pm.
Now, once you know your bandwidth requirements, it is time to talk to the network operator how they can provide that bandwidth in the most cost effective way.