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IPTV and Internet Video by Howard Greenfield, Wes Simpson

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2   IPTV versus Internet Video

This is definitely the Wild West in some ways; it's in the very early stages, and people are still learning.

—Adam Berrey, VP of marketing and strategy, Brightcove,in The Washington Post

Both IPTV and Internet Video use IP technology for video delivery, but that's where the similarities end. IPTV has similarities to traditional CATV, satellite and broadcast television, where continuous channels of programming are delivered to consumers for viewing on traditional television sets. In contrast, Internet Video delivers discrete pieces of content selected by individual viewers for viewing on a display connected to a personal computer. In terms of the range of content and amount of control, IPTV is like listening to ...

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