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Old 12-10-2018, 13:05   #376
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Leave it where you want,I don't watch terrestial TV. I prefer to watch what I want when I want.
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Old 12-10-2018, 19:49   #377
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It may be technically more efficient, but it's not what people want. Scheduled TV has virtually had its day.
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Old 12-10-2018, 20:25   #378
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It may be technically more efficient, but it's not what people want. Scheduled TV has virtually had its day.
In your opinion but then you are not the majority as the majority have a different view to yours..
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In your opinion but then you are not the majority as the majority have a different view to yours..
You only have to look at the facts, Den, there are enough articles on it. OTT viewing is increasing all the time and a pivotal moment will come.

The BBC are planning for it in 10 to 15 years, so I don't know why you are so dismissive.
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Lol, so everyone will have to dump all their tech devices and go back to watching black and white terrestrial TV, yeah right, dream on......
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In your opinion but then you are not the majority as the majority have a different view to yours..
I can only relate my own experience but these days I only watch stuff like news or some sports (if they are on Freeview) 'live'.

If I'm getting it off broadcast TV (Freeview in my case), I'll usually record the show and the rest of my watching is off of streaming services or shows I download.

I just didn't use my V+ box for about 8 months so I just ditched my TV service ... won't miss it, utterly pointless and I personally don't see how offering a static pack of channels is going to appeal to a mass audience as people get more and more used to streaming and on demand programming.
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It may be technically more efficient, but it's not what people want. Scheduled TV has virtually had its day.

By your own admission a couple of posts later you are talking in terms of around 15 years.

This is actually a long time in relation to the life of tv!

Hardly 'virtually had its day'
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By your own admission a couple of posts later you are talking in terms of around 15 years.

This is actually a long time in relation to the life of tv!

Hardly 'virtually had its day'
15 years is not actually a long time, and what you fail to appreciate is that in the medium term, linear channels will start closing down.

Watch this space if you are skeptical.
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CCS Insights are predicting that Amazon will have its own sports bundle by 2022. If this turns out to be true, it is only a matter of time before it puts in a serious bid for the Premier League, and another barrier will have been broken in the move towards linear streaming.

https://www.fiercevideo.com/video/de...bundle-by-2022
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CCS Insights are predicting that Amazon will have its own sports bundle by 2022. If this turns out to be true, it is only a matter of time before it puts in a serious bid for the Premier League, and another barrier will have been broken in the move towards linear streaming.

https://www.fiercevideo.com/video/de...bundle-by-2022

I read an article, in the national press, within the last week - one of the streamers was quoted as saying they were not currently interested in premier league rights as the cost is way too high - to win the rights they would have to charge astronomical monthly fees to recoup their investment.

As you say it is only a matter of time before they bid for the rights (probably when sky/BT go broke) - could be 10, 20 or even 30 years time
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I read an article, in the national press, within the last week - one of the streamers was quoted as saying they were not currently interested in premier league rights as the cost is way too high - to win the rights they would have to charge astronomical monthly fees to recoup their investment.

As you say it is only a matter of time before they bid for the rights (probably when sky/BT go broke) - could be 10, 20 or even 30 years time
I think BT will have to re-consider its commitments to the Premier League before much longer.
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15 years is not actually a long time, and what you fail to appreciate is that in the medium term, linear channels will start closing down.

Watch this space if you are skeptical.
l have been watching that space for many a year and apart from a receding of the hair and a receding of the brain not a lot of really changed and nor will it long into the future in regard to Linear TV.

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CCS Insights are predicting that Amazon will have its own sports bundle by 2022. If this turns out to be true, it is only a matter of time before it puts in a serious bid for the Premier League, and another barrier will have been broken in the move towards linear streaming.

https://www.fiercevideo.com/video/de...bundle-by-2022
Is that not what you said once or twice before.
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I read an article, in the national press, within the last week - one of the streamers was quoted as saying they were not currently interested in premier league rights as the cost is way too high - to win the rights they would have to charge astronomical monthly fees to recoup their investment.

As you say it is only a matter of time before they bid for the rights (probably when sky/BT go broke) - could be 10, 20 or even 30 years time
Yes, I read that, too. The figures don't add up at the moment owing to the state of the high speed broadband rollout. Amazon and others could only make this work once everyone has access to this, unless it decides also to create its own conventional broadcast channels as well.

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l have been watching that space for many a year and apart from a receding of the hair and a receding of the brain not a lot of really changed and nor will it long into the future in regard to Linear TV.
The past is not the future, Den. You know the timescales, I've repeated this often enough.

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Is that not what you said once or twice before.
You'd soon point it out if I wasn't consistent.
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