So you want to start your own web TV channel? You have an idea that you just know will work if you can get it out there. Well that is great you have come to the right place. As with most people you want to learn more of how to do this and get your project off the ground. You have an idea you just need to know where to go with it. In this article I will help you understand more about web TV and how it works.
The first thing you need to understand is your own web TV channel is going to work similar to any typical website. You have a front end and you have a back end (also known as a CMS or admin panel). The front end acts as your store front. It give your site or Internet TV channel the look and feel you want. This is what your viewers sees when they type in your domain name and visit your web TV channel. The back end (CMS or Admin Panel) is what you use to control the front end of your web TV site. This is where you can control the text on the about us page or the home page. You can upload new graphics, banner ads and so forth. It is the "behind the scenes" aspect of running your website. In the world of web TV this admin panel is also where you would upload your videos and arrange them in the order you want to create a "play list". This play list is very important because this is what your viewers will see and the order of the videos that will play when they go to your site. There are also several different configurations for a play list. You can have a play list that starts with video one, and plays through a complete list of videos. Or you can have more advanced features such a "scheduled play list". This type of play list will play videos on a schedule so that anyone visiting your site they are all watching the same thing similar to a real TV channel.
Besides just your from end and your back end admin panel you also need a CDN. A CDN is simply a content Delivery Network. It is not possible to run a web TV channel on a shared hosting account. Video requires large amount of bandwidth that any shared hosting account will not allow even if they advertise unlimited bandwidth (it will never include unlimited for a video channel). A CDN will store your videos on their servers and stream it to your site. So that multiple people from anywhere in the world can see the video without buffering. Without a CDN if more than one or two people tried to view your video simultaneously it would buffer and buffer or would crash. This is why a CDN is key to making it all work perfectly.
So how do you begin? Well you should browse our site because we are a one stop solution for web TV. We are our own CDN and we have complete turn-key packages that allow you to begin your Internet TV site quickly. Our packages will come with a custom design and the CMS and the CDN necessary to make your web TV channel come alive. All you need to provide is a domain name. If you want us to get the domain name for you we can also do that. Feel free to browse our site( www.tvstartup.com). Click on "Internet TV packages" to see what we offer.
Brock Fisher was one of the fist to pioneer starting your own Internet TV station long before Internet TV was ever called OTT. His first book “Start a TV Station: Learn How to Start Satellite, Cable, Analog and Digital Broadcast TV Channel, and Internet TV:” was released in 2007 in book stores across the country. Since then his company TvStartup Inc. has gone on to help hundreds of individuals start and monetize their own Internet TV network. His vast experience in both cable and satellite TV has helped him build TvStartup’s first online control panel for Internet TV broadcasters called “Channel Manager”. Today Brock Fisher continues to consult, develop and deploy new solutions to help online TV networks expand their reach.