Tune your PC into hundreds of TV channels from around the world
Bucking the trend of Asian P2P TV apps flooding the software world is Digital TV 2050 which offers an English interface and hundreds of channels from around the world. Despite the rather basic presentation, it delivers channels quickly, in real-time although the selection of channels available leaves something to be desired.
Before you can start to watch any channels, you need to register with the developer which requires nothing more than your name, country and e-mail address to which your registration code is instantly sent. Until you do this, even though you have full access to the program, you won’t be able to watch a single channel.
A drop down menu offers you a choice of countries ranging from Albania to Vietnam and even the Vatican. Of course, like many P2P programs, most of the major channels are excluded from the list of available for viewing. However, scrolling through the American list reveals some major names such as Bloomberg and C-SPAN although the rest are mainly a collection of local or college stations. Countries like the UK are completely bereft of decent channels - only offering a tiny selection of unknowns such as ‘Ideal World’ and ‘Nation 217’. Most other European networks are served by similarly mysterious channels which often don't even work.
It's clear that Digital TV 2050 is severely limited in terms of what it can offer although on the plus side, the streaming and quality of channels that do work is very good. For users in the USA, this program may be of interest but other users around the world would be better to stay clear.