Internet Television: Does DISH Network Have the Upper Hand?

Will internet television take consumers by storm? It may not be this year or next year but the transition is coming. I believe DISH Network may already have their foot in the door.

When I was younger, the internet was merely a place for the government and private business networks to communicate with each other. No access was given to the commercial public and the fact was, it was slow. During the 1990’s, dramatic improvements in communications led to the standardization of the internet as we know it today. The internet is now open to the public, it’s faster, more reliable and durable than it’s ever been. In recent years, many television providers started upgrading their systems to fiber-optic networks. This should provide additional support for a more reliable faster internet and in some instances video and phone services as well. Overall, the internet industry is being overhauled. I believe the future of television will be standardized and in one way or another all data will be transmitted over the internet to some degree.

Like the internet, the television industry has evolved over the past few decades. From traditional television programming known as over-the-air that’s distributed right to your television free of charge. To the 1980’s when an alternative was introduced known as the cable company, under this service you paid for cable channels offered by your local cable provider. These companies laid a network around your neighborhood or commercial property. Several years down the road, Satellite Television provider DISH Network and DIRECTV paved the way to offer everyone the ability to have cable channels, this self-reliant satellite system receives signal anywhere in the United States as long as there’s a clear view of the southern sky. Over the past decade satellite television has dominated the competition in terms of overall growth, reliability and customer satisfaction in the paid television service industry.

I see these industries evolving everyday, so what does this mean for the television and internet industry? With the internet and television (video) consumption widening, we can only speculate that the television industry will combine or conform to the internet and form a new video platform for pay TV providers. So, who’s leading the charge towards internet television? I believe, DISH Network will play the largest role with the transition of internet television. It’s been reported that DISH has approached several media companies about paid TV service being delivered over the internet. Opportunities like this may open the door for a more a la carte selection, choosing only the channels you want and leaving behind channels you don’t want. With DISH Network recently buying some wireless spectrum, we expect the company to roll out some type of internet service of its own, that should help support its video streaming business. DISH Network already offers a variety of Internet Television with international programming. DISH Network customers currently have the ability to send their television service out over the internet directly from their High Definition Digital Video Recorder.

Unique Catering Services You Can Start For Your Work at Home Business Venture

Do you love to prepare exotic culinary dishes? Do you revel in the pride and the satisfaction of preparing sumptuous dishes that attracts the praises and attention of the masses? Then starting your own home based catering service might be just the right thing for you!

Traditional catering services normally offer services for everyday delivery, special dishes for important occasions and festivals. But rather than competing in these readily available niches, why not enter into a unique niche or crate your own niche with some new and novel ideas that can propel your catering business faster to the top? Let’s take a look at some very interesting ideas you can use to start your own catering business at home.

Fruit Salads

What about starting a new catering business that provides ready to eat fruit salads for special occasions and events? Fruits salads are highly sought after items in a party because of their low calorie and delicious taste. This type of meal is perfect for dieters and makes an indispensable addition to any menu party. You can offer variations of these salads and prepare them with specially made sauces as a dip. If you can create a unique and tantalizing dish prepared in a tasty, artistically presented form such as carvings or special arrangements, this can be a very lucrative business to get into.

Romantic Dinner Specialist

If you are looking for a fun way to enter into the catering business, try offering services for a romantic dinner. You can offer services to prepare a totally mind-blowing romantic date along with the food, the romantic decorations, the candles and flowers and other sensuous items to add to the list to create a really wonderful evening. This is a really hot item as women who want to make the best impression on someone they like would probably be only too happy to hire you as they would need all their time to look their best for the big night.

Special Diet Catering

Why not try to find niche to enter in the catering business such s preparing food for the diabetics or those afflicted with this medical condition? People who are suffering from various ailments sometimes require a special menu everyday to help their condition and give them enough variety. If you can prepare those dishes and ensure that they are healthy and delicious at the same time, you can rake in a lot of money by catering to those in your neighborhood who have requirements for such kinds of menu. Just imagine the hassles of preparing a dish especially for an elder member of the family apart form making dishes for the other members of the family. Your services can be a lifesaver in these busy times.

Vegetarian Dishes

More and more people are turning to vegetarian dishes to attain specific goals in their lives. Vegetarian dishes are typically low in cholesterol, high in nutrients and do not harm living animals in their preparation. You can start your catering business offering vegetarian food to those around you.

Busy People Need to Eat Healthy Too – A Recent Weight Loss Discovery

It’s probably hard to imagine for some people that busy people are over weight. The generalizations and labels that society places on people have most believing that those that are over weight do nothing more than sit on the couch all day long.

Well, that is just not the case. In fact, there are millions of over weight people in America who barely have a minute to spare. They lead hectic lives filled with work and family or community and service duties that have them eating poorly and not allowing enough time for their own exercise.

Like I’ve said before, you don’t find the time for exercise, you have to make the time for exercise. In my quest to find good weight loss programs, I’ve discovered a hip, weekly home chef business that’s designed to help busy people eat healthy. Jill Donenfeld is the Founder and Chief Hostess of The Dish’s Dish. Their site is full of great tips and tricks that help people on the go provide delicious, healthy meals for their families. They work closely with personal trainers to help them get the greatest weight loss results for their clients.

Along with their fully-customizable (low-fat, vegan, gluten free) home chef service, they also offer a fun set of instructional videos on how to cook light, healthy meals for the week – in one extended session.

I’ve always been a fan of preparing the full week’s meals on Sunday so that you are not rushed into poor, unhealthy meals because you are too tired to be creative prior to dinner time. Of course, I am a self-confessed take out king so you may begin to understand why I am so excited about The Dish’s Dish.

They are a weekly home chef service; whether you are a household of 1 or 5 members, their weekly rate is always $300 plus groceries. The service is always flexible and there is never any commitment so you can pause and resume any time. They say it is about being free to prioritize and it’s about quality of life. You can even get a special rate for a trial cooking visit.

A Culinista is a culinary trained chef who has an active interest, passion, and talent in culinary arts including cooking, baking, food writing, planning epicurean events, and discovering new restaurants, ingredients, and cuisines; a gourmand with expertise.

And the Culinistas at The Dish’s Dish have worked at the finest restaurants under the world’s most celebrated chefs. They’ve trained at top culinary schools and honed their skills at esteemed epicurean establishments.

The Dish’s Dish™ brings delicious home cooking to your kitchen, your way.

You start by filling out their online checklist that gives them a head start in learning about your likes, dislikes and culinary requirements, enabling them to craft your tailor-made menu. Because they customize meals to your taste, you’ll almost always get just what you want.

And of course, you can request any kind of cuisine, dish or diet. Whether it’s a completely organic menu or a selection of dishes inspired by your favorite restaurant, they can do it.

Some of their Culinistas specialize in gluten-free, vegan, raw and macrobiotic cuisine, among others.

And they can offer you other varieties too. So say you want to try vegan for a week or maybe you are coming off of a cleanse and want to transition back to whole foods. They even accommodate Kosher.

Once the checklist is complete, their hostess will assign a Culinista that best suits your needs and coordinate a convenient day and time that she may come to cook for you each week. And they can do it whether you or home or not – so long as there is access to your kitchen. The food is then labeled and refrigerated, with simple, hand written heating and serving instructions. And they always leave you a clean kitchen.

This sure sounds like a wonderful way to go for those of you who see value in investing in good meals. I know that my family would benefit from the experience simply by allowing us more quality time as family so that we can sit down and enjoy healthy, fresh, gourmet food in our own home. The time savings alone could be worth the money.

Eat right and you will be well on your weight loss journey.