If you think that your TV is only meant for receiving content via a satellite (D2H) or via local cable tv, then in the current world you are thinking traditionally. In the modern age your wide screen has become an entertaintment and information gallore, and that has been made possible by a technology word which was more heard in industries like agriculture and habitat, Yes - and that is "Hybrid" - an amalgamation of various technologies provided in one platform coming directly to you via your TV set.
Coming of age
It all started with content getting delivered over internet via some popular sites like Youtube. And soon after it was also there in user's phones when internet was enabled in them and they got smarter!! But the desire of the consumers to watch their favorite shows or movies on their wide screen did not die, rather it's still the only option for most of the consumers when they come back home after a hard day at work or if they are enjoying a family time on a weekend. So internet had to find a way to get into TV set and it did! which has resulted in the combination of Broadcast along with Broadband. It is acting as a game changer for the service providers because now they can deliver contents (Live and VOD) and VAS (apps, games, catch-up, scheduled recording) via IP / OTT while the user can still avail their local channels from satellite or cable (DVB-C/S/S2).
Hybrid is consumer centric
Consumers now a days doesn't want to use their TVs for a single purpose i.e. to watch local channels. They want their TV to provide them with contents from all over the world, foreign channels & movies, TV Shows, Videos, recordings to view past programs, social media interaction, tons of TV apps like Youtube & XBMC, video conferencing apps, torrent apps, interactive games amongst others. As most of the homes now a days are broadband enabled so consumers can get all these via OTT. Now the service providers want to reduce the cost of the broadband lines for the consumers, so they don't want to invest on bandwidth for the local free / paid contents, which they can provide by Broadcast (DVB-C/S/S2). Hence a hybrid solution can benefit both service providers and consumers alike.
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