Get ready for online television

Broadband operators are starting to offer TV packages including RTE, Sky and BBC over their fast internet connections.

29th October, 2005

Broadband operators are starting to offer TV packages including RTE, Sky and BBC over their fast internet connections.

One Dublin-based operator, Magnet Networks, claimed already to have several hundred customers watching TV over their internet connection. Another operator, Digiweb, said it was close to launching TV-over-internet stations to its broadband customers.

The new technology will not mean watching telly on computers. Instead, a set-top box similar to those currently sold with satellite TV packages will...

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