Is Video On Demand Available to me?
VOD services are now available in all parts of the USA. Streaming VOD systems are available from cable providers (similar to cable modem technology) who use the large downstream bandwidth present on cable systems to deliver movies and television shows. Users can typically pause, fast-forward, and rewind VOD movies due to the low latency and random-access nature of cable technology. The large distribution of a single signal makes streaming VOD impractical for most satellite TV systems; however, EchoStar recently announced a plan to offer video on demand programming to PVR-owning subscribers of its DISH Network satellite TV service. The programs are automatically recorded on the PVR, then the users can watch, play, pause, and seek at their convenience. VOD is also quite common in more expensive hotels. Internet download VOD systems are widely available