For quite a while we are receiving TV via Internet. The original reason is that I got at most 2 MBit/s via ADSL due to line noise, but VDSL supports 25 MBit/s on the same line. Of course, you couldn’t order the DSL line without also getting a phone flat rate and IPTV.
Most of the channels are encrypted and can only be received with the original “Media Receiver”, which is a proprietary (and Microsoft) solution. But at least, I can watch the public service broadcasts using these playlists for VLC or mplayer.