Get Ready for a Remote-Control “Thumb Cramp”

remote.jpgRight now you may channel surf between 100 to 500 channels, according to this article from The Mercury News. But Internet protocol television (IPTV) — television broadcast over the Internet  — could change that. An estimated 49 million Americans already have the gear and broadband connections needed to receive IPTV, and this will allow for a huge varitey of "small audience" programming that can include local athletic events, personalized business news and low-budget independent films or clips.

"We're on the eve of a television revolution that proponents say could change how you watch your favorite shows – and who produces them," says writer Ely Portillo of Knight Ridder Newspapers.