Television, in an entertainment hungry world TV is an endless stream of candy for the mind but the world is changing fast and so is TV. Not only what we watch but how we watch TV is experiencing a revolution. There are sign posts to the direction this revolution is taking, just as Napster predicated iTunes and the way we consume music XBMC is pointing us towards the next revolution and it may just lead to an incredibly entertaining future, if you can afford it.
The future of TV is global, with every channel and show available at the click of a button or swipe of hand. With multiple ways to consume every type of content; live or on demand video, radio and even video games, the future of global TV appears bright.
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More than a PVR and Less than Foxtel IQ
FetchTV is iiNets entry into the Australian pay tv market. Going up against heavy weights like Foxtel and Telstra may not seem like a sensible plan but iiNet may be onto something here. It makes use of the spare capacity in the network and provides iiNet with a whole new revenue stream. At it’s most basic FetchTV is a PVR – Personal Video Recorder – with the addition of internet delivered content. What iiNet have achieved is to provide the basics for a good price , in a more strategic sense they have aimed at a gap in the market, fill that gap iiNet. At the moment this is most evident in the collection of European soccer channels and world wide news channels. Don’t replicate Foxtel, go for the parts of the market they have ignored.
Technical experts have gone to great lengths to show Fetch is not an IPTV or internet streamer. Instead it makes use of dark fibre – unused parts of the optic network – and IP Multicast TV over the Agile direct ADSL2+ network. So there is specific infrastructure in place to shift the bits where as your typical IPTV setup just uses the standard internet backbone to shift the information about.
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