ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BBS TV offers live streaming

On your desktop: BBS TV Live 
About three and a half years ago, BBS Radio went online and started streaming its programmes on the Internet. And now, BBS TV has introduced live streaming on its website. This is a great service for NRBs (Non-Resident Bhutanese) who would like to watch Bhutan's only television channel. It will also allow anyone to follow the upcoming Royal Wedding celebrations. To access, go to the BBS home page and click on the "Watch BBS TV" logo on the left sidebar. You will need a broadband connection.
I've tried watching BBS TV using the Internet and it worked great. The video was relatively smooth - a few glitches here and there, but nothing annoying - and the audio quality was adequate. As more and more users connect to the BBS TV live stream, the load on the BBS server - as well as on the Internet link - will increase. Is there enough capacity to handle the demand, especially during the Royal Wedding celebrations? We'll soon find out.

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