Will television move to the Internet?
This question worried me a very long time, but only I could not undertake to consider it. It seems that television is already on the Internet, but it seems that it is not. Now we can only talk about the fact that there is a mobile television. Not much is said about him, because this type of video transmission to the screen can not compete with television companies, but only helps them in promotion. What will happen if television moves to the Internet?
I will begin with a review of the BBC company, which posts a lot of videos on the Web. But this is not television. Even if CNN has its own video archive that can be used at any second, then again this is not television on the Internet, but only attempts to do something in this direction. Just watch the Euronews channel. On the site you can subscribe to broadcast video from the place of the event for 17 euros. That is, you will be able to watch live news around the clock. This can already be called the first steps to the creation of Internet television.
As for the Air Force, they post on the World Wide Web either videos that can shock the public, or top-rated news of the day. Due to videos on the Internet, the company also acquires a substantial share of popularity, since millions of users view their logo when downloading. Posting videos on the Web at the moment can be called another advertising trick.
To watch a video with good quality, you need a high-speed connection, which is far from everywhere. Over time, when there will be fiber-optic networks around the world, it will be possible to talk about the advent of television on the Internet. And now, no matter how the news agencies try, it is very difficult to provide high-quality video of an ordinary user. And the user, sitting in front of the monitor, is unlikely to want to watch the news.
Rumor has it that a city will be built that will be fully equipped with fiber optic networks. If such a city really appears, then it will already be possible to talk about the prospects for the development of television on the Internet.
At the moment, major publications, although they post informational videos on the Web, are not for visitors to get used to video on the Internet. Rather, so that people can not only dryly perceive the news by reading it, but also see the event. Thus, only the most important and interesting news clippings appear on the Web. These pieces are successfully downloaded and circulate the entire Internet. For example, after a video with the death of Saddam Hussein was uploaded to the Network, it was already available for free download in just a few hours. During the day, almost any user who had access to the Internet could already see it. Particularly impressed by the execution, they could immediately discuss everything they saw on the forums.
Attempts to make a video site on the Internet, which later became known as the pantry of Internet video files, were made by youtube.com/ developers. Here, millions of users upload hundreds of videos to the site every day. But you cannot call this resource the founder of television on the Internet. There is no program guide, no live broadcasts, or anything else that a full-fledged channel should have.
Therefore, I believe that in the near future we will still click on the buttons of the remotes of our TVs and watch the news on liquid crystal or plasma screens. To move television to the Internet, you need not only great resources, but also a public high-speed Internet connection.
Therefore, while the information world is limited to live broadcasts and podcasts. I think that at least a dozen more years will pass before television moves to the Internet. After all, the first thing that developers should see is the benefit of using such a service and its advantages over conventional television. Therefore, while there is no television on the Internet …