watching movies without net

  • Can someone explain to me why a valid internet connection is required.

    I live in rural area and on Friday nights i cant get a stable connection. This means I have considerable trouble watching local media.. (which i want to watch because i cant surf etc)

    I have noticed that once videostream has made an initial handshake or whatever it will continue to pay movies all the through the night regardless of my online status... but sometimes get the initial connection can take me 20 minutes or more..

    so I'm curious what do we need the internet for? And is there a way to get around this?

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