“According to research firm Park Associates, almost one-third of U.S. broadband Households use the Internet to watch video on their TV sets. That number is growing, with 4% of U.S. households buying a video media receiver — including Apple TV and Roku – over the 2011 holiday season, showing ‘a strong consumer appetite for over-the-top video,’ said the research firm. According to Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst, for Parks Associates, buyers are not just young adopters. ‘Nearly 20% of these holiday-season buyers are over 45 years of age, so these devices have achieved relatively broad appeal among multiple consumer segments,’ he said in comments on the study.” (Quoted from article titled “One-Third of U.S. Households Watch TV Video via Internet” written by Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News).
With so many better alternatives to regular television, cable TV, and satellite TV, it is no wonder why so many people are turning to the Internet instead, where they can watch commercial-free programming. Also known as TV on PC or TVPC for short, just how many people are watching their favorite TV shows online? “39% of all adult Internet users watch full-length TV shows online” as estimated by eMarketer.com.
For those Internet users wanting to watch their favorite TV shows along with news, live sports, and movies without paying monthly cable TV or monthly satellite TV bills, many our resorting to software programs that enable them to watch streaming live TV on their computer or TV (via their Internet connection) using Satellite Direct’s TVPC. Unlike Apple TV, which charges $2.99 per TV episode or $4.99+ per movie, Satellite Direct’s one-time software download requires no hardware installation and has no monthly bills or pay-per-episode or pay-per-view charges.
Satellite Direct’s TVPC has several additional advantages, one of which is international programming, where you can watch television from 98 other countries. TVPC also has the second advantage of offering live sports from both the U.S. and around the world including ESPN broadcasts with such popular sports as football, soccer, tennis, golf, bowling, and much more.