Online Television – The Best of Both Worlds

With the many different digital mediums accessible to us at the moment, it was only a matter of time before someone commenced to merge and incorporate two of them jointly. It already happened with mobile phones and online social media, as the popularity of iPhones illustrates to us. Then there is the Internet and television set – two different mediums; one you use for every your communication and information needs, the other is maybe more for entertainment use – something to sit down in front of after a long hard day, allowing you to in your mind ‘switch off’. Yet considering how much time in a day the compny seeks to spend in front of a computer nowadays, it’s no surprise that online authorities are taking good thing about the popularity of television set and have created Internet websites that allow you to choose which TV show or program you want to watch – on demand. pinoy tambayan

What’s the offer?

5 years ago, a new episode of the television series Lost was aired online – around 11 million viewers it. Also in 2006, market analysts Jupiter Research reported that around 11 every cent of users regularly watch videos on the internet. A year later, this figure had ran to twenty-eight per penny, and it maintained getting as each year handed – presumably due a great deal to Vimeo and its easy availability and free videos. But even the websites that charge for their TELEVISION SET shows to be looked at are increasing in acceptance as more people spend more time online. 

In conditions of cost, almost all online tv set is free, using the regular concept of advertisements and banner advertisings to make their cash. The US ABC just lately announced they will make their shows available to view online the next day they have shown on television, free of charge. The only catch is that the commercials scattered amidst the shows will be unable to be paused. These commercials will also be limited in amount – probably only 3, being about a minute in size each – and you will be all from the same marketer, no doubt maximizing their effect on the audience watching. You will see how this idea is increasingly pleasing to businesses that can afford this type of major bulk advertising.

The buzz of 2010: Public TV SET

But the development hasn’t stopped there. ‘Social television’ is the hottest kid on store shelves, merging the concept of online tv set with the online happening that is social press. To put it briefly, it’s TV services that involve viewers’ communication. We are able to now watch our favourite television set programs online, whilst interacting with others doing the same – making recommendations, critiquing, talking, and blogging with each other. It’s adding yet another thing to the long set of ‘togetherness’ that the Internet is creating. Obviously we have always ‘socialized’ around the idea of TV, even with the simplest form of discussing shows with friends – but the new idea here is tv set will now be an active practice rather than a passive one. You can comment on shows, review your favourites – basically interact with the world around you while enjoying your TV experience. And a world that appears to be enjoying online and social media with sabor, this would appear to be an idea that is ready to take off.