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    Posted: 18/January/2016 at 22:43
Satellite TV vs OTT IPTV
 
Satellite TV has been faced with 'Cord Cutting' on a huge scale thanks to the huge rise in OTT Set Top Boxes and Netflix amongst other service providers. This could have been the slow demise of the industry but thankfully the future looks bright still.
 
Satellite TV is moving to a whole new level with the kind of services offered by Sky, for example, with Sky Q.
 
 
Sky Q is a new service that is in its infancy and is set to get even better. The freedom of connections that we can get just about with IPTV using OTT Set Top Boxes is seemless and effortless with a purpose built platform such as Sky Q. So you can record programmes and then take them to which ever room you wish or download to your tablet and watch them on the go.
 
Where will this kind of technology go? Well, Ultra HD is coming if it isn't here already and that will mean even better high definition TV which when coupled with the next generation 3D television that requires no glasses, will be a mind blowing experience.
 
The internet will struggle to compete with the bandwidth requirements for all that streaming data.
 
 
This is just one example of the kind of Set Top Box and the level of connectivity that can be enjoyed now without satellite. But it takes a lot of setting up, or can do, and its not a fully engineered solution. More of a collection of solutions that usually work together but not always.
 
I have 3 or 4 of these OTT boxes but I still have Satellite TV and look forward to the day when these two technologies truly merge so that the kind of future that is glimpsed by Sky Q is available without subscription. Obviously it is a slight issue for a free system that it will be lacking the paid for content but for those that only want the Free View experience but still want the connectivity - it will be a dream come true.
 
The pace of change in the OTT Set Top Box technology is fast, in a single year boxes have gone from mostly rubbish to pretty impressive. The quality is improving all the time. I believe the future is in a hybrid mix of satellite and internet TV.
 
Not all channels in the world are accessible via satellite, you would need a big antenna and a lot of feeds and even then I doubt you would get all the channels that are available on the OTT boxes.
 
We live in an age of rapid change. One minute we are amazed at the latest technology, the next the same technology is old and out of date. Anything is possible.
 
The challenge is to keep up or be left behind, so it's even better if you can be leading the way.
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/February/2016 at 12:15
SAT>IP Brings Satellite TV and Internet IPTV Together
 
As an update to the previous article:

Traditional Satellite TV signals are recived by a small antenna and converted to L-band IF signals which require a receiver to connect to a television.

With SAT>IP, the signals are converted directly to IP traffic for a local area network at the antenna or a master set top box.

 
Advantages

Once in the IP domain the satellite television services can be distributed over LAN, WLAN, fibre or any other standard IP network distribution method.

Tablets, PCs, Laptops, Smartphones, Connected TVs, Game Consoles, MediaPlayers, IP STBs, etc. can all become satellite viewing clients.

Application Scenarios

SAT>IP is intended to enable all of todays satellite services to be recived and directly converted into an IP network format.

Both FTA (Free-To-Air) and CA (Conditional Access) environments for both horizontal and vertical polarisations and single-home as well as in larger multi-dwelling unit (MDU) scenarios are possible.

Many network clients and existing Set-Top-Boxes today can be upgraded simply through a software upgrade.

Conclusion

"SAT>IP forwards live satellite programs over IP networks, in their highest quality, untouched, transparently and without transcoding, to any modern multimedia IP device. Both from the technical quality point of view and from the content aspect, this is a unique selling proposition that no other network technology can provide today." - SAT>IP

There is a White Paper produced by SAT>IP that further details the system design and applications.

Download the SAT>IP White Paper

Information Source: http://www.satip.info/
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Could you explain more about the Internet connection on this solution? Can we use the Internet uplink to sent the request for services such as TV on demand?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/September/2016 at 08:30
Hi
You run software on your set top box, laptop or tablet, etc. And choose what you want to watch. The requests are sent via the IP network and the content is received the same way. If the satellite link is two way it can be used for the IP traffic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2016 at 05:20
Thanks for your reply!
Can we use IP terrestrial net work to send the request but get the contents from satellite?
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