If you have video content that you feel isn’t getting quite the exposure that it deserves, you are likely looking at additional ways to get that content in front of more people. This process can be difficult, especially with all of the different technologies revolving around video production.
As more and more people begin to stream content online as opposed to watching TV through traditional cable and satellite networks, it is even more important that you ensure your content is accessible by as many people as possible.
One of the streaming methods gaining in popularity as more people turn to the internet for video content is IPTV.
In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of IPTV and how you can use this method of distributing video content to not only reach your user base but also to monetize your content.
What is IPTV?
IPTV or Internet Protocol Television is a method of distributing video content over the internet. If you’ve ever watched content from Netflix, Amazon or Hulu you’ve experienced the power of IPTV.
This new method of distributing content is much more cost effective than traditional cable and satellite. It has allowed providers to offer high quality content through IPTV at very low prices.
While traditional cable and satellite providers are not big fans of IPTV, more individuals are moving away from cable and satellite and towards a more affordable streaming solution through IPTV providers.
What IPTV Means to You
If you are looking for additional ways to monetize your content, you should not overlook IPTV.
While you may think that you can’t compete with large IPTV providers like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, you may be surprised at how easy it is to stream your content to end users just like these large companies.
An effective IPTV presence starts with finding a content provider that can support your needs.
What to Look for in an IPTV Provider
When looking for an IPTV provider, you have a large number of options. You can choose one of the free streaming providers, but keep in mind that these providers often cap your data usage, which can cause buffering issues for your viewers.
You’ll likely have more success partnering with a premium IPTV provider like TikiLIVE that offers a variety of features to ensure your content can be viewed by as many people as possible. Below are just a few of the features that come standard with a TikiLIVE account.
1. Mobile Friendly
While many users may want to access your content from their televisions, more users than ever before are accessing streaming content from their smartphones or tablets. This can present a problem if your streaming provider does not offer full mobile support.
With a provider like TikiLIVE you will be able to stream your content across all mobile devices due to TikiLIVE’s full HTML5 support. This may sound complicated but it really just means that your content will be instantly tailored to look perfect regardless of your user’s device.
2. Distributed CDN
A CDN or Content Delivery Network is a network of servers located across the world that serve content based on your user’s geographical location.
For example, European viewers will be served by machines located in Europe while US viewers will be served by machines located in the States.
With 26 locations worldwide, TikiLIVE is focused on providing your end users with the best possible streaming experience, no matter where they reside.
3. WordPress Support
When streaming content you will quickly realize that having a website can help to further extend your reach online. In the past, creating an interactive website with your streaming content proved extremely difficult.
TikiLIVE has taken the guesswork out of creating a streaming website by integrating a fully featured WordPress website directly into your TikiLIVE dashboard.
This allows you to control your video content and your website from the same user-friendly dashboard.
4. Cloud Based Video Encoding
At TikiLIVE, it is our goal to make creating and streaming video content as easy as possible. One common problem with uploading streaming content involves video encoding.
With our proprietary Monster Encoder we allow you to upload virtually any type of video and have it encoded to be played for your users on set top boxes as well as on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Our cloud based encoding allows you to focus on creating high-quality videos instead of dealing with complicated encoding problems.
Ready to Monetize Your Content?
Now that you see how easy it is to create streaming content with TikiLIVE, we’ll now go into how to actually monetize your content. As your content becomes more popular, you will undoubtedly want to generate income from your success and with TikiLIVE this is possible through a number of different ways.
1. Charge for Live Events
With TikiLIVE you are able to allow users to purchase virtual tickets, which allow them to easily watch your streaming content, which means you can seamlessly generate income from live events streamed online. Your revenue shouldn’t be tied to maximum seating capacities.
2. Charge for Recorded Content
You may think that after your monetization opportunities end with your live stream, but this is actually not true.
With TikiLIVE you can also charge a fee when someone watches your archived video content. This allows you to introduce passive income into your business model as opposed to relying on live shows to generate all of your income.
Start Making Money With IPTV Today
If you’re finally ready to begin generating income from your video content, give the pros at TikiLIVE a call today at 305-743-6722. While you may still be overwhelmed with what you need to do to allow your content to be streamed online, we can easily chart out a plan for you that will be much easier than you expect.