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There are dozens, if not hundreds, of very valid reasons to watch Internet TV. The following ten are most often quoted by viewers as their main reasons for watching Internet TV.
Reason number one to watch Internet TV is the almost unlimited number of stations and shows available to viewers. From Afghani movies and British sitcoms to Yemen’s latest news or Zimbabwean soap operas – and just about everything in between – it can be found on Internet TV.
The second reason for watching Internet TV is that it can be watched on a PC or on a laptop, making it possible to watch one’s favorite shows or keep up with the latest news whenever and wherever.
The convenience of this is reason number three. TV shows will no longer have to be missed, as it is possible to watch or download them any time, at home, at the beach or even at work.
The fourth reason, which could easily be the first one, is the fact that Internet TV is free. There is no monthly cost and all that is required from a viewer is to sign up (which is usually free) and maybe download a specific player, which is usually done very quickly and equally free.
Because it is free and easy to set up, every computer or laptop in the house can be set up for different stations, which is reason number five. This allows the kids to watch their favorite shows while mum enjoys her soaps and dad watches his favorite sport. Fighting over the remote control thus becomes a thing of the past.
Talking about sports, reason number six is presented by the fact that not only those who are abroad for whatever reason can follow their favorite home team, it is also possible to access extreme sports events and so on, which are not normally shown on ordinary TV channels.
News coverage is reason number seven. Sadly, many countries’ citizens are kept in the dark as to what is really going on through extreme censorship on the news their regular TV stations present. Being able to watch uncensored news allows them to get real, uncensored news from all over the world.
Thinking about censorship, reason eight is the availability of adult shows. Both professional and amateur x-rated content can be found and watched with ease on Internet TV. Having the ability to watch them without fear of the kids walking in makes this reason even more valid.
It is possible to find many old, almost forgotten shows and classic movies on Internet TV stations. Remember Kojak or the Martian Chronicles? There’s nothing like indulging in a little nostalgia as reason number nine.
So what is reason number ten? Well, it encompasses a whole list of other reasons, from educational and discovery programs great for teaching kids about the world around them, the ability to check the weather in holiday destinations and shopping, music, hunting and fishing channels to being able to improve one’s foreign language skills by watching TV shows or movies in any desired language.
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