Television over the Internet

TV broadcasters today do not deliver programming over the Internet. A few radio stations broadcast live on www. , but you don't see Disney or CBS/Viacom do the same. The reasons for this are part technical and part commercial. The commercial issues are discussed first. Key issues are listed here:

  • One-time content creation— How does the broadcaster create content once and have it rendered over the air and on a broadband Internet connection?

  • Scope— The Internet cannot limit the broadcast to specific users only. Its delivery will almost always conflict with existing agreements.

  • Repurposed content— How can content be repurposed so it can be offered under different licensing terms, and how will MPEG4 ...

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