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Business of Digital Television by Chris Forrester

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9 Web-casting to the TV, or TV on the PC?

According to Peggy Miles, president of on-line broadcasting specialist Intervox Communications, in mid-1999 there are in excess of 2000 radio stations broadcasting full-time programming on the Internet. There are also, she says, ‘well over 100 television stations doing much the same thing’ and many more broadcasting part-time segments, usually news or current affairs. Miles also admits that the number of new web-streamed networks entering this arena means it is now almost impossible to provide up-to-the-minute figures.

However, anyone who doubts the impact web-casting is having on the Internet has only to dip into the Broadcast.com web site (www.broadcast.com) where in late July 1999 they boasted having ...

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