Time-Warner has a desktop app that lets me watch certain channels on my desktop computer using a web browser.
Here's a screen shot of the image.
The game I'm watching is being broadcast on ABC in HD. I don't think there's any question that the content is available to be streamed to the desktop.
Pragmatic reason to have this -- I would be able to live-blog more stuff. And develop better editorial tools for liveblogging.
If I really want a great picture, I have to go into the living room and watch the image generated by the settop box.
Wouldn't it be cool if the STB connected up with my router, they're right next to each other, to deliver a huge pipe from their headerquarters to my LAN.
Could be pretty interesting. There obviously are some programmers working at Time-Warner. They're not very popular, but if they managed to produce something leading-edge with HD broadcast video, they might become a bit more popular.