Comparing the original flavor of satellite live TV to nowadays Internet satellite TV – more and more known as ‘PC television’ – there would be no common traits at all. Current solutions for viewing free and paid programs on the Internet only require up-to-date software and a standard graphic card, are available at affordable monthly fees and most of all, worldwide.
In 2010, Internet satellite TV companies have been increasing their share of followers, with a trend that reflects ongoing popularity of satellite shows on mobile platforms and new Internet-enabled devices, like Apple iPad. Out of possible reasons, its last mile atmospheric disturbance proof might determine another leap each winter. For Internet users, this is a win-win.
Live TV shows over the Internet allow desktop users to make the most of LCD displays and larger HDTV monitors, with the approval of manufacturers. The positive trend of both sectors even may have a payback on mobile companies, provided that they keep smartphone media-rich capabilities increasing as a stable resolution.
End users are fascinated at the opportunity to record and view their favorite shows on TV live streaming, from the Internet. Software producers agree and concentrate more on the development of commercial software for web Sat TV users, or as the saying goes, ‘wwtv’. A lot of contents are about to rush to millions of screens of any kind and resolution, even on Mac.
In this respect, SatelliteDirect has launched a platform-wide service. The website says: “1-click direct setup. no extra hardware required, over 3500 channels available worldwide”. One of the things that are stressed in this tagline is also a great opportunity: do every single customer of cable or dish companies have the technical blueprint necessary to make things spin correctly?
Setup fees for dish systems installation are become popular for their propensity to rise even in the present demand drop. Given the present marketing success online satellite TV does experience, overtaking of cable companies by network satellite television within a year may be a realistic outcome.