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Broadband to Rule the TV waves

Monty Solomon (
Sun, 18 Sep 2005 17:10:32 -0400

By Jo Twist
BBC News technology reporter

TV delivered into living rooms over broadband connections will
completely change TV as well as the internet as we know it, concludes
a major report.

IPTV (internet protocol TV), as it is known, is a budding area that is
exciting telecoms and media companies.

Within a decade, says the report from Lovelace Consulting and
informitv, TV delivered to sets over the net will be an established
way to receive content.

TV will be much more web-like, with millions of shows to download.

Within five years, the authors predict, many households will have
their TV piped through a satellite dish, rooftop aerial or cable
network, and through a broadband phone line.

TVs will be hooked up to set-top boxes which are in turn hooked up to
the broadband pipe too. The broadcast and on-demand programmes it will
be able to receive will be in standard as well as high-definition

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