Redefining IPTV With the Sun Streaming System: Video-on-Demand (VoD) and Network Personal Video Recording (nPVR) for an Open Systems World
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Overview: Offering video services over existing IP networks generates revenue and business growth opportunities for video service providers. Home video is now a large and growing business, and Video on Demand (VoD), networked Personal Video Recorders (nPVR), and interactive video services can offer considerable convenience and tailored services in an already strong market. Early indications are that a large percentage of broadband customers would subscribe to interactive video services, with considerable potential for growth. This promise is offset by the challenges of designing and deploying scalable, reliable, and cost-effective infrastructure for television services over IP networks (IPTV).