Is Internet-delivered TV and video content (IPTV) emerging as a threat to traditional pay-TV? In truth, IPTV, in the form that has matured over the past decade, has simply become another type of pay-TV. Like cable and direct-to-home satellite TV before it, IPTV involves the delivery of high-quality video content to a captive consumer device over a managed network, except that some or all of the content is delivered using broadband Internet Protocol access. The fact is that IPTV, as a set of technologies, represents both a threat and an opportunity for all legacy pay-TV operators, regardless of whether they are cable operators, satellite providers, ISPs or even telcos that offer the TV portion of triple plays by reselling satellite services.
In TV Anywhere, Pyramid Research analyzes trends and strategies related to IPTV, which include how emerging Internet TV and established pay-TV offerings are both parts of a broader market dynamic that places content providers, Internet access providers, pay-TV service providers and even consumer electronics suppliers together as collaborators and competitors, sometimes both at once. It analyzes technological and behavioral trends for viewing content on a wide variety of devices, describes and compares the latest devices and software for delivering and distributing content and examines Internet TV business models in detail. Developments and opportunities related to the growth and implications of Internet TV for all of the players are also discussed in the report.
TV Anywhere is an up-to-the-moment analysis of the swiftly changing Internet TV environment, focusing on a variety of conventional, hybrid and new technologies that are creating new business models.
Key findings include:
The services that we currently call pay-TV and Internet TV (or, more accurately, Internet-delivered video) will grow to resemble one another more and more, as viable business models emerge and mature, and as content owners become comfortable that the technical obstacles constraining video quality, multi-device delivery and antipiracy security continue to fall away.
Consumer devices that have traditionally had distinct single purposes — such as TVs, mobile phones, PCs, disc players and game consoles — are becoming Internet-enabled, multifunctional and are evolving toward similar video functionality.
Despite growing similarity, some differences between pay-TV and Internet TV will remain. Some features and use cases do not translate from one device environment to another.
Key questions answered include:
Will the Internet entirely disrupt traditional broadcast and pay-TV (including IPTV), or will they coexist?
Who are the key Internet video/TV players? How do they make money?
Which of the various Internet TV monetization models have worked best to date?
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TV Anywhere: How the Internet and Mobile Technologies Will Change the Pay-TV Industry is part of Pyramid’s research report series. A blend of primary research and qualitative analysis, Pyramid’s research reports offer comprehensive coverage of the fixed and mobile communications space and enable those in the communications industry to stay ahead of changing market dynamics. For more information about this report, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone at + 1 ( 617) 747-4100