Is IPTV Service Affected?
IPTV service and whole IPTV industry have been affected as much as any other industry by the worldwide crisis caused by COVID 19 pandemic. The question arises whether the companies involved in the IPTV business will know how to turn things around in their favour?
New Known Reality
The situation where millions of people are forced to stay home, schools, and universities are closed and most of the companies are out of business is a new known reality to everyone. People are under a lot of stress these days and the vast majority seek solace in the pleasant content that IPTV service is able to provide. Therefore, Live TV, Video on demand, Catch-up TV are just some of the services that are widely available to users no matter where they are as long as they have an internet connection. According to Bloomberg, only in March time spent streaming spiked 20% worldwide.
The First Response
The first reaction of the companies that provide IPTV services was to reduce the subscription prices, in order to offer some of the premium content to the users at a lower price. On the other hand, the number of users jumped sharply, which brought some difficulties with it. In an effort to respond to challenging times some companies reduced the quality of their content to respond to increasing demand. Moreover, the more frequent occurrence of illegal IPTV providers makes this situation much more difficult, which is the case in Europe.
Now more than ever it is necessary to create a clear picture of what good IPTV service means. As someone once said, a cheap or even free solution always turns out to be more expensive in the end. Accordingly, it is very important that users have confidence in their apps. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the companies that deploy IPTV service to avoid some of the following situations:
- Unreliable streams
- Channels that are constantly buffering
- Picture and sound are not synchronized
- VOD content is not available
- And the worst apps that crash
These are just some of the examples of what a bad IPTV solution can bring with it but do not worry, we are here for you.
Before buy, you should try!
Best way to ensure that you are doing the right thing is to get familiar with the product before you buy it. For the development of IPTV, this may have been a problem before, but now it is just a few clicks away. You can easily order our sample Set-top Box here. The one is for sure. In these uncertain times It is certain that MatrixStream will continue to provide top quality services in all segments of its business.
Stay tuned for more!