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What technology makes Internet TV possible?
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  1. Internet TV relies on two technologies -- bandwidth and streaming. Bandwidth is essential to Internet TV because it provides a way to deliver programming. The larger the bandwidth, the more likely you can receive large quantities of audio and video.

    Streaming audio and video allow you to watch live or on-demand features without downloading them to your own computer. The information is held on a server and is viewed using a plug-in or media player housed on your computer.

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