Start Watching Internet TV Stations Now
Hi there and welcome to one of the leading worldwide directories of internet tv stations.All of
these stations are free to watch. What we have on our directory are the best of the independent
internet tv stations:
Their content is all in English,
They are all transmitting in broadband at good speeds, anything
from 500 kps to 800kps
So you get really good quality video. And at the best speeds you can
watch your programmes fullscreen and better than you get on the TV in your lounge !
We periodically check the stations we list to make sure they work
properly, so you wont find loads of out-of-date stations that don’t work. We also select stations
that regularly put new programmes onto their schedule, so you don’t have to search through hundreds
of sites that have just the one programme !!
And if you are a parent, then we don’t list any “Adult” stations
either, so you don’t have to worry about what your kids are watching
We also have a few other things on this site that you are probably interested in, software that has
internet tv stations pre-loaded, books on setting up and running internet tv stations yourself, and
other software you may find useful.
The future of Internet TV
We are already beginning to see what the future holds for Internet
TV. If you miss your favorite television program you can go to the network’s website and watch the episode in its
entirety that you missed. In fact, many networks are promoting the fact that you can catch up on all the episodes
that you may have missed in order to be caught up on popular serial dramas such as Lost and 24. Missing one or two
episodes of those programs can leave a viewer confused as to what is happening on the series and can alienate the
That, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Technology is
changing at warp speed and part of the allure of internet television is that the viewers can decide when they
choose to watch the programming. They no longer have to be in front of the television for “Must See TV,” as they
once did. That is why network executives are trying to come up with ways to make Internet TV an interactive
experience for viewers and figure out how they can reap the rewards of such efforts.
Most households outfitted with cable or satellite television
services are familiar with video on demand. Users can select from a list of available movies, documentaries and
cartoons what they would like to view and the time that they want to watch the program. A fee is added to the
service for each program that is selected. The interactive TV model would build upon the popularity of video on
demand and enhance the service.
The latest advance in Internet TV is called IPTV or Internet
protocol TV, also known as interactive personalized TV. It is attempting to bring television viewing to home
watchers in a way that has been personalized just for the viewer. IPTV is taking advantage of mash-up technology so
there are various layers of music, graphics, video and text on screen. As a viewer you can select what information
you want to be displayed.
For example, there might be scrolling text shown to the viewer as
he positions the remote control in a certain way that would be hooked into an entertainment database such as
IMDB.com. The text will give the viewer an actor’s name and past movie and television credits. If the viewer was
watching sports, he would be able to get access to the player’s stats. With another remote control button the
viewer could find out what outfit the actor is wearing and order it for himself right from the comfort of his own
recliner or sofa. Users will be able to interact through their television the way that they currently do with their
computer. This functionality adds a new dimension to voting polls that so many reality television shows use
IPTV is currently being tested now to work out the delivery
system. The programming will be delivered by network infrastructure such as a broadband device. In order for the
product to become a success there will need to be sufficient infrastructure to handle the demands of the users. No
one will be happy if the feeds are slow or if the picture pixilated or breaks up during the transmission. The
ongoing testing will also be trying to determine the average user interest in such a service. How much would people
be willing to pay in order to have interactive television?
Streaming video and live video feeds are becoming more popular,
but users currently can only get this type of entertainment from the internet. After watching an episode of the
reality show Big Brother, wouldn’t it be great to opt-in and buy the live video feeds to continue watching what
happens in the house right from your television? The same technology will also make it possible to chat with other
viewers of the video feeds. A separate device like a Sidekick that is attached wirelessly to your television would
enable the viewer to chat and text each other while watching the streaming videos.
You can get a taste of online TV by putting “online TV” into any
search engine. The results will be lists of online TV aggregators. The aggregators gather television programming
from all over the world and allow users to watch the programs online. All videos require Windows Media Player or
Quick Time real Player to be installed on your computer in order to watch the programs. If you were curious to see
what a news programming from Vietnam or Italy looks like, you can watch it from your
Online TV allows you to choose which programs you are interested
in from a variety of different ways. You can select programming by country of interest or genre. Genres consist of
cartoons, children’s shows, games, drama, comedies, humor, news, and adult programming. Big players in online movie
programming are Hula.com. Hula.com is a joint venture of NBC and News Corp. Full length prime time television shows
are available to watch for free as are full length major motion pictures. The site generates revenue by the
advertising it runs. It is free to all viewers who live in the United States.
Television networks are embracing the Internet. The CBS network
signed an agreement with YouTube to show various clips of their programs on the popular social network site and
have reported an increase in network television viewing since the clips have hit YouTube. The network is reaching
viewers that they have not been able to reach before.
Television is starting to embrace the model of operation similar
to the music industry. A recording artists releases his album and all of the songs are available to the public
should they decide to listen to the music whenever they wanted to hear it. Television networks have been operating
on the network’s programming schedule and not the television viewers’ schedule. That is about to change with the
advances that are being made with IPTV. You won’t have to wait a whole week to see the next installment of The
Office. The series will be out in there as video on demand is now for viewers to decide to watch whenever they