We know the power of Internet protocol suit as it takes on the world of telecom . Alreday half of Communication has been transferred from legacy telecom signalling protocols like SS7 to IP based communication ( Skype , Hangouts , whatsapp , facebook call ) . The TV service providers too are largely investing in IP based systems like SIP and IMS to deliver their content over Telecom’s IP based network ( Packet switched ).
A consumer today wants HD media content anytime anywhere . The traditional TV solutions just dont match upto the expectations anymore . The IPTV provider in todays time must make investments to deliver content that is media-aware, and device-aware. Not only this it should be personal, social, and interactive . after all its all about user experience.
Few popular applications for IPTV solutions developers are
- Menu overlay with detailed description of channels , categories , programs , movies
- Replay option also referred to as timeshift . It allows a user to pause , resume and record the show in his absence and view it later
- Video on demand which concerns paying and viewing music albums , movies etc on demand
- Live streaming of events such as president speech , tennis match etc .
Application that can be build around the IPTV context
- Record and Playback content
- Information overlay on streaming content
- Social networking services integrated with IPTV content
- Parental Control to realtime view , monitor and control what your child is watching on the IPTV
- Watch the surveillance footage from IP cameras anywhere
- Real time communication on IPTV with advanced features like call continuity , content sync .