I was just reading in a business magazine the other day that cable TV is now losing market to satellite TV. People are willing to pay as high as $100 to get access to Satellite TV in many parts of US and also in other parts of the world. Satellite TV has bigger coverage than Cable TV and this is the main advantage.
Satellite TV, as the word implies is TV broadcasting delivered by satellites. To receive signals from a satellite you need a receiver, a dish and a remote which will be provided if you subscribe for a Satellite TV Services. And of course you would need to pay for the subscription and have the dish installed.
But now you can have Satellite TV right in your house without complying with all the above requirements and without paying monthly subscription? How can that be done?
Apparently, it is the hottest secret now. All you need is a piece of software with a one time purchase payment and you don?t have to worry about the monthly bills and still enjoy watching satellite TV. You don?t even need a TV. You just need your PC or laptop. Wow! I was fascinated when I downloaded and installed on my PC the first time.
Aside from freeing myself from monthly bills, there are also a lot of advantages of satellite TV on PC. I don?t need to purchase an extra hardware to make it work on PC or laptop and I can watch TV anywhere where there?s internet. I watched at the airport, in Starbucks and in my office as well while waiting for appointments.
The best part is it?s legal and it works anywhere in the world. For a traveling executive, nothing beats this. I asked myself why I was paying a Satellite TV company almost $90 a month for some 100+ channels when I could get all these TV channels on my computer.
My guess is the Cable and Satellite TV companies will try their best to keep this a secret for as long as they can. Otherwise, they risk losing their fat profits each year. But for now, this trend will surely continue in popularity.
John Lee is a Computer Specialist that has a passion for the arts and movies. Loves travelling and sharing of new cultural experiences.Digital TV on PC