|Create Date||October 1, 2014|
|Last Updated||May 28, 2015|
Multiroom TV – the distribution of pay-TV services to multiple TV screens within each home served – has become an established feature of most service providers’ offerings. Multiroom TV is now being supplemented by multiscreen or multi-device offerings – meaning that TV services are available to users via consumer electronics devices such as tablets and smartphones as well as via traditional set-top boxes, initially within the home. Increasingly, service providers are also supporting distribution to devices including tablets and smartphones outside the home as well via 3G, LTE and public Wi-Fi networks.
DTVE surveyed 235 senior industry participants from 61 countries to find out how they viewed multi-room and multi-device delivery of video services and what challenges they face in supporting such services.
The survey revealed that:
Video service providers have adopted a range of approaches to delivering content to multiple rooms in the home and to multiple devices. A significant proportion of operators deliver multi-room services via multiple set-top boxes connected to the broadcast network, while others have deployed DVR-enabled gateway devices. Operators often deliver content to IP consumer devices using a different headend infrastructure than that used to provide traditional broadcast services.
To find out more about what this survey revealed download the white paper.
|Connecting the Home and Multi-Device Video: The Big Picture|