OK, I could not resist the headline… Actually, what I mean is that broadcast TV is bankrupt and as a consumer, I am demanding access to video content of my choice, on any screen I prefer, at any time I prefer, and I am willing to pay a lot of money for it. The technology has been here for a long time, but old media, who still (at least legally) controls content has so far not succeeded in delivering the solution.
I am in NYC this week and being here reminds me both about the available content that I would demand (if only it was offered to me) and that the technology has enabled the U.S. customer to get a similar experience to the above.
What I have in mind can be attained today, fairly easily, although it would involve breaching some laws. I’d have to set up a server in the US, get a cable tuner next to it, and hook it up to a DVR and a SlingBox. Wİth the server I can purchase the content offered online in the U.S. (typically blocked to Turkish IPs) like the shows on NBC or iTunes. With the PVR and SlingBox, I can stream live or saved content to Turkey. I would pay for the services (cable) and the pay-content.
I can not understand why this valuable an experience is not offered to me by the media/telecoms industry when the technology is so readily available? When I don’t have this option what do I do? I watch less video content, and when I do, some of it is pirated.
Don’t even get me started on the zones for DVDs! That’s for another post…
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The only thing that may come close to what you are looking for will be Sipru when it becomes available. Powered by Dogus’s own media sites.
However here is the link if you like to try.