All of us have come across the internet broadcasting technology. It is the process of live streaming something over the web using the help of internet. In other terms, we call the same internet broadcasting as webcasting. Today, apart from the media houses doing the internet broadcasting stuff even a lot of commoners have begun to the same over the internet. With the growth in technology, all most everything is reachable and accessible to all of us. So here are some of the things that you have to know about internet broadcasting.
Net Broadcasting Technology:
Though the net broadcasting technology has reached common hands and almost all of us know how to go about it, even today the major sector that uses it is the media houses. The net broadcasting stuff is more than often a process carried out by the television operators and radio stations. Earlier only there were fewer options to access media and the programs that they broadcast, a program missed is missed. With the growth of technology, people found alternate ways to broadcast, and as a result, the web broadcasting concept came in. Even if you miss a program or if your TV or radio set isn’t functioning you can log in to their site and view the program live.
A bit of history:
Today it is not a wonder that we are enjoying the benefits of webcasting because we are witnessing much greater things happening because of internet and IoT devices. But the beginning of webcasting is quite interesting. The concept was originated in the year 1995 roughly. Back then they only decided that they would share their media files over the internet and people would gain access to it. So this would abolish the idea of actually going up to the radio or television set to listen to or see it.
Apple under its brand name Macintosh first uploaded a musical box online for listeners to listen to it. It was a music festival that was organised by them and went streaming online. This was the first step in net broadcasting. Then after that, a lot of other people followed the same idea and live broadcasted their shows online.
It is quite interesting to note that even a wedding that took place in the year 1998 was live telecasted over the internet and it was the first wedding ceremony that was broadcasted online. Today it is called the wedcast where someone gets to livebroadcast the wedding ceremony.
This is how all the TV and radio shows were webcasted over a period of time. Today in the busy schedule that we are into and with our smartphones catering to all our needs, it is the concept of webcasts that help us cope with the shows that we miss any time, anywhere.