Satellite TV is dead. Long live internet TV

In South Africa, even with its broadband challenges, on-demand television, delivered over the internet, will change the broadcasting industry more fundamentally than moves by communications regulator Icasa to license new terrestrial and satellite free-to-air and subscription broadcasters. You can bet that MultiChoice, which dominates South Africa’s pay-TV landscape, is much more worried about the threat of the internet — and companies such as Netflix and Hulu — than it is about StarSat or any of the companies recently granted pay-TV licenses by the regulator. Content providers who use the internet to deliver their services don’t have to wait months or years and endure a public grilling to be licensed. Heck, they don’t need broadcast licenses. – Duncan McLeod,BDlive
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