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Old 19-10-2018, 07:58   #241
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It's a generational thing, Den. However, I wouldn't have thought that many people in their 50s would agree with your view on this.

Younger people, not being retired, tend to lead busy lives and do not want to be slaves to the TV schedule. These days, I never hear anyone saying they won't come out because they are following a drama or because their favourite programme is on (unless it's football!). That's because they are watching it on demand or recording it, which is how we watch all our programmes, and have done for the last decade or so.
Strange that as many people l know family/friends/relatives have a different viewpoint then yours.
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Old 19-10-2018, 19:29   #242
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Strange that as many people l know family/friends/relatives have a different viewpoint then yours.
Interesting.

I now believe in parallel universes. Is there a wormhole near you, by any chance?
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Streaming services are used by some as a extra add on to their main Linear TV viewing MM but for someone to say they are the complete future and that Linear TV is going the way of the dodo is complete and utter codswallop.

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Strange that MM as we must be in opposite worlds as most of the people l know do the exactly the opposite.
I rarely watch anything live - even if I am in I would watch a football/rugby match 15-20 minutes behind from the start so I can skip the half-time break as life is too short to waste that time.

Even OB admits streaming is not going to happen until widespread provision of super fast broadband - will that happen in the next 20 years - I doubt it.

Also the more players there are the more it will cost a person to watch everything they want.
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Re: New content for Virgin Media

[QUOTE=Raider999;35967116]I rarely watch anything live - even if I am in I would watch a football/rugby match 15-20 minutes behind from the start so I can skip the half-time break as life is too short to waste that time. I never watch any show live and so much better not watching ads :

I even used it to skip injury stoppages ,also TV show fillers ie cars on country roads etc !
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Interesting.

I now believe in parallel universes. Is there a wormhole near you, by any chance?
My thoughts entirely, OB, some people just do not want to believe/accept what is happening, you have provided numerous examples from people in the industry stating the fact that the trend towards streaming/catch up far outweighs those who tune in to watch a show/drama/whatever at the scheduled time, let's be honest why would you anyway, when you have the ability, and the technology that allows you to watch what you want when you want, after all isn't that why the V6 has so many tuners?
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My thoughts entirely, OB, some people just do not want to believe/accept what is happening, you have provided numerous examples from people in the industry stating the fact that the trend towards streaming/catch up far outweighs those who tune in to watch a show/drama/whatever at the scheduled time, let's be honest why would you anyway, when you have the ability, and the technology that allows you to watch what you want when you want, after all isn't that why the V6 has so many tuners?

These opinions wouldn't be from people who have an interest in providing the streaming perhaps?

My evidence of streaming is it is expensive for a very limited range of sports programmes when compared with the range and variety supplied by BT sports and sky.

They are talking about £5 to £10 per match to watch football league matches,. It was over £20 a month to watch NRL rugby league - just to give a couple of examples.

Ok if you just want to watch one sport but not if you want a range of sports, where currently traditional pay to is much cheaper per hour of content.
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These opinions wouldn't be from people who have an interest in providing the streaming perhaps?

My evidence of streaming is it is expensive for a very limited range of sports programmes when compared with the range and variety supplied by BT sports and sky.

They are talking about £5 to £10 per match to watch football league matches,. It was over £20 a month to watch NRL rugby league - just to give a couple of examples.

Ok if you just want to watch one sport but not if you want a range of sports, where currently traditional pay to is much cheaper per hour of content.
Broadcasters like the BBC, perhaps?

I certainly agree that the sports streaming services are expensive, but quite honestly I do believe that other content via subscription (as opposed to pay per view) is extremely good value for money.
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