IPTV: History and Market Growth

With the help of IPTV, you have the opportunity to experience three different types of content. These include live television or media with or without interaction, video on demand, and time-shifted programming.
To enjoy IPTV, you will need a player and a subscription. In addition, you will need a set top box and a high-speed Internet connection. You can then stream multimedia content and view it through your device.
When it comes to IPTV, the television broadcast is fed into the set top box. This is similar to the functionality of the cable box. So you can be sure that you will not have to go through the hassle of browsing websites to enjoy the content you want. You can stream and enjoy multimedia content from the comfort of your home.
When you take a look at the IPTV standards, you will see variations between them. It varies mainly according to geographic areas. For example, these services are available in Europe and are standardized according to European telecommunications standards. They are also managed by a hybrid broadband television consortium.
There are also some country-specific standards. Before spending your money to buy the subscription, it is suggested that you have a better general understanding of these different standards. You can then get a better picture of the service you receive.
IPTV came into the world in 1995. Precept Software developed the IPTV. Judith Estrin and Bill Carrico developed the windows-based application, which could provide audio and video signals from multiple sources over the Internet.
Over time, the technology behind these services evolved into what we see today. 1998 is an important year in the history of IPTV. This is because Cisco Systems went ahead and bought Precept Software with its own technology.
The IPTV subscription service was launched by Kingston Technology in 1999. The video-on-demand service was integrated in 2001.
When we take a look at the history of IPTV, we can see a significant growth of the market. The most significant growth can be seen in recent years. In other words, it was not much popularity at first.
In 2009, the number of IPTV subscribers worldwide increased to 28 million. In 2013, the total number of IPTV subscribers increased to 83 million.
Similarly, the total revenue generated by the IPTV industry in 2009 was only 12 12 billion, but by 2013 it had risen to 38 billion. The number is well over 200 million according to reports.
Most of the IPTV users are in Europe and Asian countries. However, most of the revenue is generated in North America and Europe. This is because the average per capita income in countries like India and China is relatively low.
Recently, Eastern and Central Europe has seen significant growth in IPTV subscriptions. Countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India have already introduced services for the people.
IPTV services have a wide margin to grow in the future. Reduced costs are accelerating the growth of IPTV services. On the other hand, it provides excellent interactive capabilities for the user. People have the opportunity to effectively personalize experiences and delivery methods.
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