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Old 03-11-2019, 12:36   #6706
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Why would Apple not want to be? They have made it clear they want to be on as many platforms as possible. That is the key to success. Of course.
Can you provide a source and quote?

They don’t even have an Android app which is odd for a streamer. I can’t find any indication it’s on any traditional TV platform anywhere in the world.
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Old 03-11-2019, 14:54   #6707
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Well, Virgin and Liberty Global were clear they wanted to be content aggregators.
And yet Apple arenít there at launch. There are various possible reasons why. Discussing them here would be mere speculation. But thatís very much the point some of us have been making to you for ages. You seem to think these things are self evident, but the evidence of this week is that they are not self evident; they are rather more complex than you seem willing to entertain.
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Old 04-11-2019, 17:09   #6708
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The latest name in Sky's other areas is Sky X in Austria.
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Well, that's a easy one: Peacock, their NBC/Universal streamer to launch. But what happened to Sky Q aka full Sky's full IPTV for the UK?
Sky X and Peacock is NOT the name Media Boy HQ has seen.

We want to see more info from our Sources before we reveal.
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Old 04-11-2019, 17:13   #6709
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Sky X is the name of the IPTV service, in the regions it's already launched.
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Sky X and Peacock is NOT the name Media Boy HQ has seen.

We want to see more info from our Sources before we reveal.
Seriously dude ... youíre a he, not a we, and your HQ is your house. Props and all for wanting to reveal news about virgin media but letís not get carried away, eh?
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:07   #6712
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Re: Netflix/Streaming Services

I think this is the answer to those concerned about forking out shedloads of money for new streaming services. The new Peacock service will be free to all, supported by advertising.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019...-free-for-all/

I have been advocating lately that many streamers will offer both an advertising and subscription option and I think this would work for everyone.

However, I guess there will always be those that offer free ad-supported services only (like this one) and those offering subscription only (like Netflix).
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Old 05-11-2019, 13:08   #6713
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I think this is the answer to those concerned about forking out shedloads of money for new streaming services. The new Peacock service will be free to all, supported by advertising.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019...-free-for-all/

I have been advocating lately that many streamers will offer both an advertising and subscription option and I think this would work for everyone.

However, I guess there will always be those that offer free ad-supported services only (like this one) and those offering subscription only (like Netflix).
Old news that was announced ages ago although to be fair the part about the possibility of offering everybody the ad supported service is new I suppose.
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Old 05-11-2019, 15:32   #6714
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Old news that was announced ages ago although to be fair the part about the possibility of offering everybody the ad supported service is new I suppose.
That was the part I was referring to. Originally, it looked as though Peacock might only nbe available to Sky satellite and Now TV customers.

However, it did also prompt my observation that this was a good indication that some major streamers might be free, given reports from some forum members that they were concerned about mounting subscription costs as new streamers launched.
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Old 05-11-2019, 15:56   #6715
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That was the part I was referring to. Originally, it looked as though Peacock might only nbe available to Sky satellite and Now TV customers.

However, it did also prompt my observation that this was a good indication that some major streamers might be free, given reports from some forum members that they were concerned about mounting subscription costs as new streamers launched.
NBCUniversal have already stated they can receive around $5 per subscriber from advertising which seems a pretty good move to me it also gives them a huge customer base.
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Old 05-11-2019, 18:34   #6716
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NBCUniversal have already stated they can receive around $5 per subscriber from advertising which seems a pretty good move to me it also gives them a huge customer base.
I agree, but they would attract even more viewers if they also had a subscription model.

Speaking for both myself and my wife, I would certainly watch the ad-free subscription version, but not the free one with unskippable advertisements. I am sure we are not the only ones to say that.
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Old 05-11-2019, 18:56   #6717
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This is interesting

https://advanced-television.com/2019...ve-with-canal/
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Iíve just signed to a 30-day trial for BritBox. Does anyone know if itís still in beta testing? If yes, please can I have a rough date for an official launch.
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