Zattoo is becoming pretty popular these days. Microsoft implemented Internet-TV into the Windows Media Center and surprised everyone, but Microsoft still has to find more Internet-TV providers for their service. An alternative to the built-in Internet-TV is Zattoo, which is completely free.
Watching Internet-TV for free
Unfortunately, they haven’t released a Windows7-optimized edition of Zattoo, but the Vista edition works just fine on x32 and x64 systems. The picture quality of Zattoo is ok and when I used it, it never had any buffering problems. It’s not like YouTube where you have to wait a couple seconds or even minutes before you can watch a video. I’ve seen a pretty cool film on a local tv station and it only stopped once in 2hours!
You can download the latest edition of Zattoo 3.3.4 Beta here: Download Zattoo (Vista/Windows7)
If you have problems with Zattoo, e.g. if you can hear sound, but the picture is missing or something similar, you should try to check “Lock Aspect Ratio”:
In my country they haven’t added all of the local tv stations, but I’m sure soon more and more stations will realize that they can’t completely ignore it. How about your country?