Many media observers suggest that the future of TV viewing will centre on IP content delivered to Connected TVs as part of a hybrid viewing experience. How much is hype and how much is reality? What are the opportunities and challenges? A number of industry experts shared their thoughts at two major events recently. Colin Mann reports.
While there are some potential stumbling blocks on the road to all-IP, the transition to next-gen IP network technology is a critical step on the path to delivering video beyond the television. In a world where tablets and smartphones are becoming ubiquitous and video-on-the-go is expected, video service providers with the right tools are well-positioned to tackle these challenges head-on.