By Michelle Gamble-Risley, director HomePNA marketing and PR
All you cable couch potatoes who think 500 channels and a stagnant TV watching experience is spud heaven, we have news for you. Now you can add sour cream, bacon bits and onions to your potato, as bi-directional IPTV challenges traditional uni-directional television in a potato bakeoff. Recent statistics indicated that while traditional cable and pay-TV platforms still have a stronghold, according to ABI Research, IPTV will grow by an estimated 32 percent annually over the next six years to nearly 79 million subscribers globally by 2014. That's a big glob of sour cream and some cheese on the side too for you potato lovers. Certainly recent statistics regarding AT&T's U-verse indicate that the full-on spud winner could end up being IPTV as traditional television slowly phases out. And if the laws of any new technology apply, we think the potato recipe for the future is definitely IPTV – which makes for very happy HomePNA members whose services and products are included on that recipe list!