Why digital broadcasting?

15 reasons why mobile Internet is unfit for radio and tv.
  • Mobile Internet is slow or does not work at all when many people are on the Internet at the same time. 
  • Broadcast networks are hard to crack, they are extremely safe. 
  • Digital broadcast networks are much greener. They use 18 to 200 times less energy. 
  • Mobile Internet is not free: 1 GB now costs approximately 20 Euro per month. With 1Gb you can listen to the radio half a month or watch TV for 3 days (average use is 183 minutes of listening and 191 minutes of watching TV). 
  • Plain Internet and Wi-Fi is not free either. 
  • There is not enough bandwidth available to all Dutch mobile TV or radio to listen / watch. 
  • Broadcasting works everywhere, even at high altitudes, for example in a plane up to 3 km altitude. 
  • Rural areas often lack broadband (wired internet) or LTE (fast mobile internet). 
  • Broadcasting is also available for data distribution or downloading of for example traffic information, for example in cars. 
  • Internet is not always net neutral and Internet providers can express limit or slow down Internet traffic.
  • Digital Broadcasting uses much less masts: about 80% less than FM, 92% less than 99% less than GSM and LTE. 
  • It is not wise to distribute Radio and TV only via the Internet. In case of emergency you have no backup in emergency situations and right now the Internet will collapse. 
  • Anonymous media consumption is only possible through broadcasting. 
  • It is not economically feasible to TV and radio stations to distribute radio and TV over the Internet. 
  • Mobile TV via mobile Internet is not stable enough to watch TV undisturbed in e.g. car or train.