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Let’s meet VOD services

VOD services and related terms such as TVOD, AVOD, and SVOD are just one of the acronyms that keep you from understanding IPTV in full. As mentioned in our latest IPTV 101 blog post – you might now be binge-watching your favorite TV show with the help of VOD. But let us explain to you in the simplest possible way what VOD actually means. Let’s get to work!

VOD in Basics

Video on demand. That is exactly what it says. No twisting at all. Simply, the content just a few clicks away. With this in mind, VOD content can be whatever you imagine: TV shows, sports games, educational videos, and of course, advertising material. It has become a very popular form of entertainment in the last couple of years. Neilsen survey that was conducted in 61 countries says that 65% of respondents have watched some type of VOD. According to the latest trends, the key factor of VOD success is adaptable technology that can be streamed on any device. Moreover, the amount of certain VOD and video quality are attributes that make the distinction in terms of VOD.  

Types of VOD Services

When talking about VOD it is important to note that not all VODs are the same. The main difference between them is to whom they are intended and of course how to get them. Therefore, here is the list of three main types of VOD:

  • TVOD – Transactional Video On Demand where the best example is Apple’s iTunes.
  • SVOD – Subscription Video on Demand where Netflix, HBO, and Disney are dominant.
  • AVOD – Advertising-based Video On Demand such as YouTube.

On the other hand, diversification of technologies that are being used and the need to meet customer requirements influenced the fact that there are many variations of VOD beside the list above.

Quality and Quantity – It is possible

To summarize – nothing can be achieved with content only. It is the form that gives essence to all content and therefore you should not hesitate to contact us at MatrixStream Technologies. We can help you easily acquire premium quality VOD content which will set you apart from the rest of the competition.

Don’t compromise between quality and quantity, because with us you can get both!

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