We can start off by knowing that IPTV is. Well, IPTV is one of the first methods of delivering content through a fully-provisioned channel that’s managed by a centralized system.
Internet Protocol is the protocol which utilizes the video content that are streamed, this isn’t really the public internet that most of us know about.
It cannot be accessed externally as this functions as a private network. There are also video streams which are delivered using its own private network which can only be accessed through the set top boxes devices that are given by the operator. AT&T Uverse and Verizon FiOS are some examples.
Meanwhile, OTT or over the top video services are using the public Internet to make their content accessible. They can also be available using different devices as long as it have access to the internet. Examples of these devices are tablets, phones, broadband connections, and smart TVs.
Hulu and Netflix are also some of the most popular OTT services to date. Meanwhile, some OTT service examples launched are Now TV and Dish Anywhere by Dish Network and Now TV, respectively.
IPTVs run on a fully controlled and private network which is why operators should ensure network efficiency above anything else. Unfortunately, tablets, phones, and desktops cannot support such specific technologies such as upmakertv.
IPTV, though, has a huge advantage over guaranteed and tight controlled bandwidth systems. However, its major disadvantage is its inability to let viewers freely choose on what content to play on specific times or places they’d want.
This makes OTT videos more popular these days. In fact, new operators bypass IPTV and instead make way for OTT.