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Old 11-12-2017, 11:30   #121
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Re: New content for Virgin Media

Virgin Media announces new exclusive drama, Will.

http://www.seenit.co.uk/virgin-media...ve-drama-will/
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Virgin Media announces new exclusive drama, Will.

http://www.seenit.co.uk/virgin-media...ve-drama-will/
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Old 18-12-2017, 12:46   #123
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Re: New content for Virgin Media

Interesting to see T-mobile come up with plans to 'disrupt cable TV' in the States through Layer 3.

Hopefully, Virgin are keeping an eye on this. They could start by offering Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites through additional apps on the V6, and having a new 'popular' package comprising the most viewed TV channels only plus additional channels which could be paid for as 'add-ons'. It would be nice if we could get access to the internet as well through our TVs.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...-up-layer3-tv/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/13/...ernet-protocol

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Old 18-12-2017, 13:22   #124
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Interesting to see T-mobile come up with plans to 'disrupt cable TV' in the States through Layer 3.

Hopefully, Virgin are keeping an eye on this. They could start by offering Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites through additional apps on the V6, and having a new 'popular' package comprising the most viewed TV channels only plus additional channels which could be paid for as 'add-ons'. It would be nice if we could get access to the internet as well through our TVs.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...-up-layer3-tv/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/13/...ernet-protocol
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Layer3 resembles a regular cable company in a lot of ways: you get a fiber optic cable hookup for your house, which you wire up to your cable box. But the signal you get is encoded with internet protocol, similar to how Netflix sends video, instead of the radio frequency-based system that most cable technology is based on.

Layer3 isn’t using the internet that you use when you pay Comcast or Verizon. It runs its own, private IP network to directly serve users content. That means that Layer3 can manage your content and bandwidth directly, without having to worry about a middleman network throttling your data, or congestion slowing down your speed. According to an interview with Wired last year, Layer3 is also better at transmitting HD video than most other services. Its CEO Jeff Binder claims that the company can send HD video at a bandwidth of less than 4 megabits per second.

In addition to the IPTV technology, Layer3 has also taken a modern approach to putting together a TV service in this day and age of Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. The Layer3 box integrates content from those services alongside DVR recordings and Layer3’s own on-demand content, and it learns what you watch over time to offer better curated suggestions. The device is compatible with Alexa and Google Home for voice controls, and along with the main cable box, the Layer3 offers wireless breakaway boxes that make it easy to access content in other rooms without having to split your signal or lay out a coax line.

A lot of this won’t necessarily apply to T-Mobile’s new service. Presumably, the company won’t be laying down its own nation-wide fiber network to take on Comcast in the same way that Layer3 was doing before it was acquired.
Eh? It spends three paragraphs highlight Layer3's Unique Selling Points, then says "a lot of it won't necessarily apply to the T-Mobile's new service".

What was the point of mentioning it, then?
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Eh? It spends three paragraphs highlight Layer3's Unique Selling Points, then says "a lot of it won't necessarily apply to the T-Mobile's new service".

What was the point of mentioning it, then?
I know, I thought that myself, but presumably there will still be benefits as some of the functionality will apply, zlbeit we don't know which!

However, the reason I posted this was because this is an indication of where we might be in the medium term, and cable companies need to take note now before it becomes a reality and they are left out in the cold.
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Given the existing relationship with Curzon, there may be a good chance that Virgin Media might launch this new video subscription service on the V6 and Tivo boxes. I certainly hope so, I would be tempted to subscribe to Filmstruck.

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/20180119...#axzz54epxfo40
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