Recently the broadband Internet has become a common thing in the whole progressive world. It gives you a free phone and high-speed traffic, makes your communication with the world by means of the Web much more comfortable and offers you a range of new online opportunities. Nowadays TV is available on the broadband Internment either. The development of the Internet TV in many countries is a part of a so-called Triple Play program which means transferring data, sound and video by means of one cable, one net.
So TV is an offer of the advanced net, nowadays it's mostly available for the inhabitants of the big cities.
If you want to watch TV in the Internet you only have to find a provider of the broadband Internet, which offers a feature of Internet TV in the package deal. The chosen provider will expand the channel so that the speed of your connection will be enough for viewing TV.
The provider supplies clients with a modem and a decoder which makes the feedback with the viewers possible. And of course every Internet TV company offers you a package of programs which is rather typical. It includes Discovery channels, BBC, CNN, MTV, Fox Kids (or some other channels for kids), national channels, a few decimeter channels and etc. A set of channels is very like that one available on satellite TV.
The subscriber monthly payment for the basic package isn't really high. But purchase and installation the equipment will cost you a few hundred dollars.
Who may chose buying Internet TV? Probably those who don't have TV-sets. Those subscribers won't even need a decoder. The will only have to download the software which will make viewing of TV internet possible. The For watching a TV channel you will have only to fill in the right address. The whole thing will work if you got you own right IP-address given you by the server of the provider.
Who are other people who will watch TV by means of Internet? That is the serious question. All those who wanted to view more than only radio TV channels has already become the happy owners either of a satellite TV or a cable TV decoder. The choice of channels of satellite and cable TV still stays better then the same of available on Internet TV.
So who are the other viewers of the Internet TV? Well, probably those who haven't still bought neither satellite nor cable TV. Yet they would like to have something of that but probably for the lower payment.
It's the headache of the Internet TV providers ' to obtain the certain audience of their own they will have to make the prices on the hardware and the installation/connection of it more attractive. Either they might offer some outstanding variety of services available only on the TV Internet.
Speaking about services. They are: the access for viewing a few tens of TV channel by means of Internet, an opportunity to offer a video, an online cinema. Later on the providers promise to add to these basic options opportunity to listen to the radio online (which is quite possible without any help of TV Internet providers nowadays), to play games, to sail through the Internet. All at once! And in some blurred future they claim to add to the list of features a karaoke and a video telephone. Well we'll live and see.