Subscription DNA Makes a Great IPTV Billing & Subscriber Management System

IPTV Billing & Subscription Management

If you’re looking for a good candidate for “understatement of the century,” we offer this as a humble suggestion: The Internet has changed the way people consume media forever.

This is true across all media, from news to telephone listings, but television and video content have seen some of the most striking shifts in recent years. Fewer people are watching TV with on traditional network or cable broadcasts. Instead more are relying on online, video-on-demand services like Netflix. Typically VOD services like Netflix or Hulu offer consumers considerable cost savings and the ultimate in flexibility – but at a cost. There’s no access to regular TV channels  or network programming. That’s why many are now turning to Internet Protocol television (IPTV) which offers a wide selection of programming on-demand, streamed through the Internet.

If you’re an IPTV service provider, you know better than anyone just how much demand for your services is increasing. How to can keep up with and ever-expanding customer base without sacrificing customer service or losing more and more sleep every week?

The answer is to automate as much as possible. That’s where billing and subscriber management systems like Subscription DNA come into play.

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Recurring Billing: What You Need to Know About the Law

Note: The materials available on this web page are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain legal advice with respect to any particular issue.

A gavel on top of a legal document.Recurring billing and the subscription business model have a lot of benefits for both businesses and consumers. Unfortunately, a few too many unscrupulous business people in recent years have taken advantage of recurring and automated billing, leading to angry customers, class action lawsuits, and regulation at both the state and national level.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with offering a subscription service or recurring billing to clients and customers, but it’s important as a business owner that you stay aware of relevant laws and regulations. The last thing you want is to end up in hot water over a careless mistake or oversight. Let’s take a look at some examples and what you can do to stay in line.

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Annual vs. Monthly Billing: What’s the Best Pricing Model?

An Apple desktop computer and tablet on a wooden work desk. If you’re a company that sells services or software as a service rather than products or hard goods, establishing a billing system so you can get paid is one of the most crucial first steps. In addition to finding a reliable billing platform, you need to decide what kind of billing schedule you’re going to offer. For most companies, this means either annual billing, or charging customers on a monthly model. Each revenue model has its own pros and cons for you and your clients alike. Let’s take a look at a few.

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