With the advent of the internet, the lines between various media have been blurring. As with radio and print, television has also seen the rise of a web-based platform for broadcasting. The low cost and ease of deployment has provided an opportunity for content providers previously excluded from television broadcasting to create their own channels and programs for broadcast via the internet.
Streaming media is streaming video with sound. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream and is played as it arrives. … Feel smarter? Good, cause …
One way to get to watch TV on computer is by installing Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. With just a click of a mouse you can get work done as well as watch some of your favorite TV shows, play some good music or a DVD. This program is designed in a way that you can enjoy work while having fun and doing things in the most interesting and enjoyable way.
That’s great, but where do you get the content? I mean, you just can’t have thousands of channels pumped into your computer straight from the Internet, can you? Well, actually you can. There are really a few ways to get TV on your computer. You can buy a TV tuner card. This basically turns your computer into a high tech VCR or personal video recorder (PVR – think TiVO) device. That’s pretty darn cool, but there are a couple of downsides to the approach. First of all, as was pointed out earlier, there is a content question. Where do you get it?
VANTAGENS IPTV allows for 2-way communication between the program and the user. Say you’re watching Food Channel host Rachel Ray live. You could use your remote or keyboard to type her a fan letter or a cooking tip that she could read live on-air.
With this in mind choose your Bandwidth Service Providers (BSP) carefully. There’s more to consider than just cost. A stable Tier 1 provider with a solid SLA (Service Level Agreement) and QoS (Quality of Service standard) is a MUST.
The subscription model is really a trial by fire model. That really tests your content; that really tests the engagement of your audience and the dedication of your niche. And the price point is minimal. Studies have shown that if you have a recurring fee on your banking or credit card statement of $4.99 or lower, that it is negligible and people will ignore it.
So there you go. I got Sony on top, with Nintendo right behind, and Microsoft a distant 3rd. Lots of cool stuff, and lots more questions. No matter how you look at it, 2011 is shaping up to be a very interesting year in gaming.