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IPTV – What is it and what are the benefits?

IPTV, or Internet Protocol Television, is a system through which television is delivered via Internet Protocol (computing means) instead of the classic cable optics or satellite means. Some examples of IPTV you may be familiar with are Video on Demand and NetFlix. IPTV is quickly becoming popular due to trends towards mobile devices and video on demand.

What are the benefits of IPTV?

There are several distinctive benefits to IPTV. Traditional cable television feeds as much media content as possible through a network of cables, while in IPTV systems content remains on the host network until the user requests it. This frees up bandwidth and doesn’t rely on the capacity of the feed to determine what is available. It also means that it is critical to have a strong host network above all else.

IPTV is different than standard downloadable video, as media is streamed instead of downloaded. This means that content is moved in batches, so a user can view content before the entire download is complete.

Another benefit of IPTV is the ability to provide a customizable user experience. IPTV content is easily searched, and can also offer a custom user interface which displays content based on consumer preference.

IPTV is not limited to televisions with cable hookups, but instead can be accessed through TVs, PCs, tablets, and smart phones. This means that users can stream everything from live television to movies from any device with an internet connection.

All of these benefits do put pressure on the host network however. IPTV is only as good as its hosting provider.

Hosting IPTV

With so many benefits and increased demand for IPTV services it is clear to see why it is becoming such a popular way to send and receive video content. With an improved user experience and an increase in available content, IPTV is changing consumer behavior.

Because of the need for high bandwidth and large data transfers, IPTV works best with unmetered bandwidth server packages. AYKsolutions has several unmetered hosting packages available in a multitude of locations around the world. This not only allows AYKsolutions to provide the bandwidth necessary to keep up with IPTV streaming, but also offer the most competitive pricing available for unmetered hosting.

None of the benefits of IPTV can be maximized without a trusted hosting provider. AYKsolutions has vast experience in hosting successful IPTV premium services. You need a trusted partner when it comes to maximizing your IPTV performance and user experience, and AYKsolutions is here to help. We offer several hosting packages specifically designed for IPTV and other streaming services.