I’ve been watching a lot of television programmes online recently and it’s a surprisingly satisfactory experience. There’s some way to go before we reach the levels of reliability we expect from broadcast television but the improvements in online video over the last decade are remarkable, demonstrating that you don’t necessarily need a managed network to deliver high quality, providing you have the bandwidth. It seems it could still take up to five years before everyone in Britain is able to view video online at acceptable quality. By which time, the networks available to some people in urban areas are likely to transform even further the quality of video that can be delivered to diverse devices and displays, redefining what we currently view as television.