Google yesterday unveiled the product of an agreement with the likes of Crackle, CBS, MGM, Lionsgate and Starz and others: A Shows tab on the YouTube that brings with it thousands of television episodes and hundreds of movies.
This is only the beginning. I believe this is the future of TV. I work for a cable company, but I think the future will be web enabled televisions that access the internet to get content straight from the copyright holder or sites like hulu and youtube rather than being limited by the selection offered by their cable/satellite provider. No longer will there be exclusive partnerships with the NFL or millions of users without access to HDNet. If you want a channel go to their iptv site. Viva la revolucion!
Frankly I can live with the commercial here and there. Its the nicity of being able to watch something you're interested on your own schedule that ultimately matters for me.
And considering that the more media distributors that wise up, the less profitable "bandwidth caps" will be from internet providors as it will directly cut in on the amount of online TV people can watch thus = less revenue from ads.
I doubt you'll be able to watch outside the U.S. anytime soon. I've been waiting for Hulu to get international streaming rights, and I don't think anything has been happening on that front. Who knows, maybe Google will be able to get the ball rolling a little faster.
We must stop ISP's from doing bandwidth caps.This is a subject that should piss all of us off.Not having cable TV and watching hulu and youtube and other free videos will eat up caps and then they will get you for your video watching.
I dumped my cable tv a few years ago.
The internet is nothing like it was when I started out in 1993.It will only continue to invent new cool things.
[citation][nom]San Pedro[/nom]I doubt you'll be able to watch outside the U.S. anytime soon. I've been waiting for Hulu to get international streaming rights, and I don't think anything has been happening on that front. Who knows, maybe Google will be able to get the ball rolling a little faster.[/citation]
Proxys are your friend. My sister and her husband moved to Germany and were missing their favorite shows. I set them up to connect to Hulu through a proxy server here in the US.