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Old 30-11-2017, 12:47   #211
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:20   #212
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

Juniper research predicts that Amazon will win a package of Premiership football rights in the next bidding round.

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I'm surprised OB has missed this in Sky's latest update.

Read under the PlayReady heading

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Q/Sk...2761095/page/2
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I'm surprised OB has missed this in Sky's latest update.

Read under the PlayReady heading

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Q/Sk...2761095/page/2
Wish my landlord would allow SKY to upgrade the system so we can get SKYQ, it looks like a great piece of kit.
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Old 09-12-2017, 14:29   #215
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I'm surprised OB has missed this in Sky's latest update.

Read under the PlayReady heading

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Q/Sk...2761095/page/2
Thanks, muppetman. Glad to see Sky biting the bullet at last.

I think Virgin need to speed up the process of adding Amazon and others to their V6s before Sky overtakes them yet again.
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Thanks, muppetman. Glad to see Sky biting the bullet at last.

I think Virgin need to speed up the process of adding Amazon and others to their V6s before Sky overtakes them yet again.
To be fair Sky already has a huge On Demand library this update just enables them to add competitors On Demand offerings/apps should they strike future deals going forward.
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To be fair Sky already has a huge On Demand library this update just enables them to add competitors On Demand offerings/apps should they strike future deals going forward.
I know they do, and adding apps from their competitors is the right thing to do as well. I believe that this is the key to drawing many more people in and it will also tend to deter cord cutting if everything is on one box.
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BBC1 and ITV posted their lowest ever individual Christmas Day viewing figures, The Sun can reveal.

The terrestrial channels felt the effects of the growing influence of streaming services including Netflix and Amazon, as well as lack of new hits, to record the disappointing numbers.

According to the research, covering the entire day, BBC1 got an average audience of 3.1million on Christmas Day, while ITV attracted 1.9m.
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Pretty dismal perfomance by what are supposed to be the main channels but shows the audience is fragmenting.
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

But there is also very little that a family can gather round and watch together. The halcyon days of the likes of Morcombe and Wise and similar don't happen and the old "blockbuster" films aren't first seen on the small screen at Christmas on the BBC/ITV.

In fact the schedules on the main channels look very similar now to any other day except for the funny jumpers and decorations.
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

I've said before the terrestrial channels need to work together on a joint On Demand service that's made available across all pay tv services and connected devices.

Two tiers

One free for those with a TV license including 30 day catch up

The other catch up including Box Sets and complete back catalogue for small fee around £5
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I've said before the terrestrial channels need to work together on a joint On Demand service that's made available across all pay tv services and connected devices.

Two tiers

One free for those with a TV license including 30 day catch up

The other catch up including Box Sets and complete back catalogue for small fee around £5
I agree with you. Unfortunately, their last attempt (Project Kangaroo, I think it was called) was scuppered by the government for some odd reason.
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I agree with you. Unfortunately, their last attempt (Project Kangaroo, I think it was called) was scuppered by the government for some odd reason.

Probably an anti-competition thing from the EU.
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I agree with you. Unfortunately, their last attempt (Project Kangaroo, I think it was called) was scuppered by the government for some odd reason.
Hopefully, now the Government realises that the BBC and ITV are dwarfed and challenged by the likes of Netflix and Amazon they will allow such a service. Even Rupert Murdoch threw in the towel so you know it must be tough out there!
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Pretty dismal perfomance by what are supposed to be the main channels but shows the audience is fragmenting.
The highest rating programme was The Queens Speech, the people who collate the data said that there was a notable spike in people switching on their televisions just before 3pm on Christmas day.
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Originals drive UKTV to record ratings.

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Leading British commercial broadcaster UKTV is claiming that its strategy of investing in originals is continuing to deliver results with a 75% increase in VOD views year-on-year and record ratings for such content on linear TV.
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Top programmes in 2017 include Murder On The Blackpool Express with attracted a total of 1.8 million people, Red Dwarf XII (2.04 million) and International Emmy nominee, Taskmaster (1.4 million). In addition to Red Dwarf and Taskmaster, leading Dave shows include Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit, Live Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night, Zapped and Red Bull Soapbox. UKTV Original Murder On The Blackpool Express, starring Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson, has been watched by over 1.8 million viewers, helping to drive the biggest growth in thirteen years for the Gold channel.

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/20180103...#axzz53BcTzQX7
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