It seems that Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and so many more are competing for the next generation streaming video solution. They all seem to see a future where TV is on demand whenever and ‘wherever’ you want it. The ‘wherever’ part of that brings up an interesting concept. For video to truly be available wherever you want it, a communications network will have to be in place that allows for such portability. Most people think that wireless data communications is the solution to solving the portability problem. However, those people are wrong.
Wireless communication is always going to be limited to some extent, or will be for at least the foreseeable future. There is likely always going to be some areas in which wireless service just can’t get to. However, satellite internet service provides truly anywhere access and can truly be considered the solution to the portability problem. In reality this only makes since, considering the success of satellite TV right!? Satellite Internet is not quite ready yet to start being the industry standard for video streaming, although it is very close. This technology would be ideal for the major video streaming companies like Netflix and iTunes because they would be able to reach markets that they are currently unable to reach. For example Netflix would be able to offer their service to people in rural and remote areas that may currently not even have access to DSL or Cable. This would also be a great solution for consumers because they would be able to combine their monthly television bill and their internet bill into one, which would save them a lot of money.
So, hopefully in the very near future we will start seeing some integration of satellite internet services with our television services, and we can truly start watching TV from anywhere in the world.