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Old 17-12-2017, 19:04   #4051
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Apologies for not being clear enough - what I meant was the 38 premium channels are not premium channels on sky.

I.e. Premium channels on sky are things like sky sports, premier sports, BT sports, sky movie channels - channels that you pay extra for on top of the basic service.
I guess they call them premium channels for the same reason - that is that they are channels you pay for on top of the basic (free) service.
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Old 17-12-2017, 19:17   #4052
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Apologies for not being clear enough - what I meant was the 38 premium channels are not premium channels on sky.

I.e. Premium channels on sky are things like sky sports, premier sports, BT sports, sky movie channels - channels that you pay extra for on top of the basic service.
Ah i see what you meant i apologise for saying you might be trolling.
They are classed as premium channels as they are a extra addon on tvplayers service, even bt and plusnet count those channels as prem chans but i can see where you was coming from.
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Old 21-12-2017, 10:53   #4053
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Web browsing now added to Amazon TV boxes (Not tried yet)


With Firefox and Silk web browsers on Fire TV, the entire world wide web is now at your fingertips. You can now access all your favorite web content on the big screen, including sports, news, TV shows, movies, social news, and web videos. Use your Fire TV remote buttons to easily search the web, navigate pages, and play, pause, and fast forward web videos.


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Ready to get browsing? Simply search for Firefox or Silk on your Fire TV, and download the app to get started.

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Old 21-12-2017, 15:15   #4054
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This should cheer OB up a bit


Report: Number of Netflix Subscriptions in US Now Same as Cable


http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/1...-us-now-cable/
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Old 21-12-2017, 15:55   #4055
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Report: Number of Netflix Subscriptions in US Now Same as Cable


http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/1...-us-now-cable/
For information, here is the source data, which goes into more detail.

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/advisory-s...ou-stream.html

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Despite growth, streaming shows signs of unrest
Consumers are showing signs of being overwhelmed.

While respondents indicate they have four services on average—including Pay TV and digital services—they only watch about two of those services on a regular basis.

Just a quarter of consumers say they can handle using more than four services in addition to Pay TV.

Looking for content only adds to the burden—a notion we analyze in depth in our sister Consumer Intelligence Series publication on content discovery.
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Additionally, having too many options might mean limited growth for incumbents and new entrants alike—the #1 reason for ending a subscription is “I didn’t use it enough” (29%).

With all the energy and resources required to keep up with subscriptions and content, appreciation for the ease of Pay TV grows.

Pay TV solves many of the issues that surround streaming, creating a relaxed and efficient viewing process.

Pay TV spin-offs that can provide viewers with the best of both worlds are poised for success.
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Old 21-12-2017, 16:34   #4056
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Reading between the lines here and in light of Murdoch's sell out to Disney, if consumers use no more than four paytv services with only two being regularly used, you can equate that to how the media industry will become.

The six major Hollywood studios are already about to be reduced to five and eventually with media consolidations down to probably three. They'll be three or four companies controlling all media in the end probably with their own cable, satellite, and/or mobile networks AND streaming apps.

To think that Netflix has only been around for 20 years and only half of that as a streaming company. In that ten years the streaming operation has become so big that's its made one of the biggest media moguls of all time sell up. Astonishing. And yet some people still think on demand is irrelevant.
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Old 21-12-2017, 18:25   #4057
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What was Netflix before it was a streaming company?
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Old 21-12-2017, 18:30   #4058
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It was originally conceived as a competitor to Amazon (talk about things going full circle) but quickly became the main rival to Blockbuster where you could rent DVDs through the post.

I don't know about anyone else, but five years ago, I'd never even heard of Netflix and now they're everywhere. It's one of my primary ways to watch TV these days.
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Never knew that, I've always known it as a streaming company. Wasn't it just films that they streamed to start with??
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Old 21-12-2017, 19:51   #4060
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Never knew that, I've always known it as a streaming company. Wasn't it just films that they streamed to start with??
They started as a video rental service via post
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I meant when they started streaming (always thought their name was derived from films over the internet).
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Old 21-12-2017, 21:56   #4062
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Never knew that, I've always known it as a streaming company. Wasn't it just films that they streamed to start with??
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I meant when they started streaming (always thought their name was derived from films over the internet).
It's an interesting point.

They would probably say that they got that name because you could rent, order the dvds over the net. I reckon, even twenty years ago, their ambitions were wider than that and they had to wait for the technology to catch up with their ambitions.

In a office I used to work in, you could rent dvds from a vending machine. When the machine was filled up with new films, the envelopes that contained the dvds had the words Netflix on them, which meant nothing to me at the time. That was several years before Netflix ever officially operated in the UK, so they have been around, albeit behind the scenes, for a while now.
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Old 21-12-2017, 23:19   #4063
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https://www.pwc.com/us/en/advisory-s...ou-stream.html

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Personally, I'm not that interested. I stream as much as possible and record things I can't, but have no issues with those who prefer linear TV. As mentioned in my post, I thought OB would be interested.
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Old 21-12-2017, 23:27   #4064
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Personally, I'm not that interested. I stream as much as possible and record things I can't, but have no issues with those who prefer linear TV. As mentioned in my post, I thought OB would be interested.
Yes, thank you, passingbat.

As you know, I stream and record only, never watch anything live.

I don't have an issue with people who prefer linear, I'm just puzzled as to why.

Although the reports on all this can be mixed, I am pretty sure that the trend is pointing to a steady increase in preference for streaming. I think this will become much more noticeable over the coming years.
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Web browsing now added to Amazon TV boxes (Not tried yet)


With Firefox and Silk web browsers on Fire TV, the entire world wide web is now at your fingertips. You can now access all your favorite web content on the big screen, including sports, news, TV shows, movies, social news, and web videos. Use your Fire TV remote buttons to easily search the web, navigate pages, and play, pause, and fast forward web videos.


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Ready to get browsing? Simply search for Firefox or Silk on your Fire TV, and download the app to get started.
Tried it last night. Opened Firefox and the first direct link is for YouTube. Clicked on the YouTube link and it took me to the TV friendly version of YouTube. Identical to the YouTube app. All in I was able to watch videos within 20 seconds. If Google pull the YouTube app from Fire TV it's no longer an issue for me. All it takes is 1 more click and about 10 seconds longer than usual to enjoy the exact same YouTube experience.
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