Back here I warned you of what you face if you buy a digital tv recorder sub branded Freeview.
It seems the Freeview group, made up of commercial and government broadcasters, is working on a system to send television shows over the internet. Be afraid, I should think.
Last week I missed a show on SBS TV and I thought I would use their internet catch up system to watch it. It came with ads. It was unwatchable on a computer. While the ads were shorter, they had far more impact than normal tv ads, but not in they way advertisers would hope. I just gave up watching after a bit. Of course a government broadcaster carrying commercial advertising is a matter I feel rather strongly about.