What is Cybersky-TV?
With CTV you can broadcast TV around the globe in full screen quality (>800kbit/s),
but without paying any server-traffic. So anybody could be a "broadcaster".
How many channels does CTV provide?
That will be one amazing result of that global experiment. Nowbody knows.
Maybe not a single one, maybe 10.000.
Maybe people decide to publish their own living-room TV (Waynes-World 2, podcasts ?).
Maybe in some countries like CHINA we will see "PIRATE-TV"?.
Maybe the same channels as via satellite will be available, but however transcontinental.
What do i need to watch CTV?
a small piece of software -> Download the client
Do you allow adult-tv?
Within Cybersky we are NOT in the position to allow or forbid anything.
CTV can be used anonymous or decentral organized.
Thank god. If so, we would only allow Homer-Simpson-TV.
What are the costs?
No costs, all free, no spyware, no adware, no dialer, no malware at all.
can i use CTV without DSL/broadband?
One of the planned features is MDC (scalabel substreams) but at the moment it is not realized. So modem and small tv windows (parallel to your excel works) are not supported. You should have broadband, with a download higher than 400 kbit/s.
Important: Upload doesn´t matter, but the higher the upload, the better for you.
Can I record the streams as a file?
Cybersky-TV: Yes, no problem. No DRM-Limitations.
As a broadcaster you have several choices of payment/DRM/login/private rooms...
can i use CTV on my TV?
No problem. CTV is remote controlled and will be part of TVOON-Media-Center.
Here is a low cost connector for TV/PC including remote control.
there are already Web-TV Stations in the Net
Yes, we know. Here is a long list, if you like Streams.
Those streams are very expensive to provide and not a mass media ("very often server busy").
Check for yourself in above list. Client-Server TV has a lot of disadvantages.
A peer to peer network has no capacity limits. Every User is a uploader for other and makes the system stronger.
Is CTV better than Cable-TV?
we see CTV as a supplement to traditional Cable-TV and Satellite-TV. Each way of transmitting AV-Signals has its pro´s and con`s. Main advantages of CTV is:
- worldwide available (outside satellite footprint)
- unlimited number of channels
- independent, free anonymous for providers
- HDTV compatible , no DRM
- free, no extra costs (even for non flatraters)
- available without tv card, e.g. in your office
- maybe "Pay TV", if broadcasters agree (closed user groups)
- exotic ("uncensored/ pirate") -TV
- Webcams in Channel-List (TV Quality)
- Video-Conferencing (TV Quality)
- Private Channels (passwort protected groups)
- Adult Channels
- Finest audio quality (unlimited)
- Finest video quality (unlimited)
- additional technologies like interactive TV (iTV)
Is it really realtime TV?
Yes, with a constant delay of 5-10 seconds. This constant delay is constant for a single node, within all nodes the delay differs and is unpredictable. So don`t use Cybersky-TV for count down of New Years Eve.
I have no Flatrate, is that a problem?
First of all, there is no flatrate. All connections are limited somehow.
What is ment as flatrate is: Given a speedlimit you can download as much as you like.
But due to speed limitation, there is a volume limitation already and even in a flatrate.
For examle: A 768 kbit/s Download has a maximum Download volume of ~ 241 GB / month. This is a lot, you can download approx. 748 movies (each 90 Minutes) per month.
Watching this means 36,9 hours per day watching movies. But in our country we only have 24 hours per day (Subject to Change). So a flatrate is more than you really need, watching TV.
Or vice versa:
Given an average watching time of 3 hours (2*90 Minutes = 2 movies) per day,
and an average quality of 500 kbit/s (which is high), your daily download is: 660 MB, or per month: 19,5 GB.
Conclusion: A volume limitation of 10 GB per Month limitates you to 1,5 hours per day (every day of a month!). If this is really a limitation to you, you should open the window and find out, that there is life beyond TV.