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Old 05-11-2019, 23:20   #6721
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I’ve just signed to a 30-day trial for BritBox. Does anyone know if it’s still in beta testing? If yes, please can I have a rough date for an official launch.
Yes it's still in beta , I believe end of November to early December for official launch.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:20   #6722
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It is. Notice that this super aggregator also has a deal with Apple in place, which is what Virgin should be doing.
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Old 06-11-2019, 14:13   #6723
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It is. Notice that this super aggregator also has a deal with Apple in place, which is what Virgin should be doing.
The deal with Canal+ is a hardware deal, not a content deal.
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Old 06-11-2019, 18:01   #6724
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The deal with Canal+ is a hardware deal, not a content deal.
Ok, thank you. I had mistakenly assumed that Apple + would be available through the Apple TV equipment provided to Canal + customers.
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Old 06-11-2019, 18:29   #6725
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It’s an interesting twist on how this could go for an ISP, or a cable operator, seeking to reduce their costs to step away from third party content almost completely and bundle an Apple TV (Or similar product) and their own app with an internet service. Then leave users to decide what they want to take “over the top” by themselves.

Virgin, and Horizon STBs, do have the capability to do this as opposed to delivery over DVB-C. The TV side would then benefit from capacity upgrades of DOCSIS 4.0 with a modem upgrade.
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Old 06-11-2019, 20:27   #6726
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It’s an interesting twist on how this could go for an ISP, or a cable operator, seeking to reduce their costs to step away from third party content almost completely and bundle an Apple TV (Or similar product) and their own app with an internet service. Then leave users to decide what they want to take “over the top” by themselves.

Virgin, and Horizon STBs, do have the capability to do this as opposed to delivery over DVB-C. The TV side would then benefit from capacity upgrades of DOCSIS 4.0 with a modem upgrade.
Something else interesting too didn't BT reveal they will be working with apple on BTs new tv interface and devices in the near future?

Edit article - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...v-partnership/
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Something else interesting too didn't BT reveal they will be working with apple on BTs new tv interface and devices in the near future?

Edit article - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...v-partnership/
NON-paywall report.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...ith-apple.html

or this

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-repo...pay-tv-teamup/

Or this

https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/...ership-3601428

Why do people insist on posting paywalled links when there's so many non paywalled out there.
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Old 06-11-2019, 21:06   #6728
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If you Google for a news story (e.g. Virgin Vodafone) and it offers an FT link that shows the full article. If you copy and paste the address bar it goes to the paywall.

No idea why but it makes it easy to forget the paywall is there.
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Old 06-11-2019, 21:26   #6729
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If you Google for a news story (e.g. Virgin Vodafone) and it offers an FT link that shows the full article. If you copy and paste the address bar it goes to the paywall.

No idea why but it makes it easy to forget the paywall is there.
Strange, as soon as I see an FT or Telegraph link on here I know its paywalled.
Perhaps my short and long term memory is better than yours.

Don't worry, I'll keep reminding you and others until it sinks in.
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Old 06-11-2019, 21:30   #6730
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Strange, as soon as I see an FT or Telegraph link on here I know its paywalled.
Perhaps my short and long term memory is better than yours.

Don't worry, I'll keep reminding you and others until it sinks in.
I can't legislate for your inability to follow instructions.
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Old 06-11-2019, 21:31   #6731
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Strange, as soon as I see an FT or Telegraph link on here I know its paywalled.
Perhaps my short and long term memory is better than yours.

Don't worry, I'll keep reminding you and others until it sinks in.
You don't need to remind me.
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Channel 4 to join new UK streaming platform BritBox.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...atform-britbox

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BritBox, which is due to unveil its launch plans on Thursday, is being pitched as an additional streaming service for viewers who want to view classic British television programmes and films, rather than as a direct competitor to Netflix. It will be priced at £5.99 a month, cheaper than rivals, with its backers hoping to capitalise on the interest in family viewing in the run-up to Christmas.
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It is good news that Britbox will be showing content from all the main terrestrial channels. However, a notable omission from this article was any reference to original programming. I wonder if that is significant, and whether perhaps a decision has been made not to go there yet.

From what I can see, I would have viewed all the content on there already that would be of any interest to me, so I won't be subscribing for now. However, I can see how attractive this service would be to some.

Maybe this service will enable people to cut back on the amount they record from the main channels, particularly if you could guarantee that they would, in fact, appear on Britbox.
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The front page of BBC News is reporting that BritBox has gone live today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50320731
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The front page of BBC News is reporting that BritBox has gone live today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50320731
And one can try 30 days for free.

https://www.britbox.co.uk/
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