Just imagine being in total control of your TV lineup.Forget subscribing to cable, satellite or phone services that offer you hundreds of channels you dont want, need and will never watch, you would be in control of selecting and creating what you watch, where you watch it and when.
That day may not be so far away. Slowly but surely, content from the major networks that is broadcast over cable and satellite network providers is being distributed and shown via the internet.
In terms of the technology, all the elements are falling into place to deliver high quality video from the internet directly to viewers PC’s. Software has and is being developed to ensure the quality of video distributed is top quality and fast. Companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems’ Linksys home division are developing products that enable Internet video to be viewed on both TV sets and PC screens.
Apple Computer, which has revolutionised the music industry with iPod music players and iTunes music store, is now trying the same thing in the video market. It has alredy introduced iPod’s that play videos, and launched a department in its iTunes store that sells episodes of popular TV shows, such as ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Lost’ along with music videos. All video offerings are currently selling for $1.99 apiece. While the iTunes video library may be limited today, it is clear that Apple’s approach is shaking up the entertainment industry and a new distribution model is now emerging for video content.
content providers are treading carefully as they start new internet based distribution channels. As an example, Comedy Central’s new MotherLoad Web site will offer only select clips of content rather than the full range of programming available on Comedy Central’s cable channel.
It’s easy to see how the old model for TV might evolve and adapt to distribution on the Net as the necessary technology makes its way into the home.... [continues]
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