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Old 22-06-2017, 16:32   #3496
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Why would people pay Amazon for tvplayer when they can get it for free? Unless you was refering to tvplayer plus?
I didn't mean pay for the TV Player! It could simply be a free add on to the other services. It would make their offering a little more comprehensive.
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Old 22-06-2017, 16:39   #3497
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I didn't mean pay for the TV Player! It could simply be a free add on to the other services. It would make their offering a little more comprehensive.
People would still have to pay though as you need to have prime to be able to sub to the services anyway.
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Old 22-06-2017, 23:03   #3498
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People would still have to pay though as you need to have prime to be able to sub to the services anyway.
That's right, but there would be no extra charge for the TV Player in my suggestion.
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Old 22-06-2017, 23:37   #3499
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I'm pretty sure the future of TV is an aggregated list of "channels" - where each channel is a broadcaster-specific-themed or branded content portal (instead of a single channel of live video for each one).

Inside that "page", will be iPlayer-like content branded by that content provider, plus a selection of live events. Especially for sports. For example, instead of Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sports 2 etc, there would be a "Sky Sports" content channel, that contains on-demand content, plus live events.

Same again for Viacom (for example) - there would probably be a separate "MTV" channel, containing a whole selection of "16 and pregnant" stuff along with a small selection video charts based on sub-genre - then Nickelodeon (for example) would be another "channel" that you can select, which inside it has a bunch of programmes for kids to select from, with maybe some live streams in there for events.

Eventually, I don't think people will be allowed to record things any more, what will happen is that each "channel" will make the content available for a set period of time only.
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Old 23-06-2017, 07:40   #3500
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I'm pretty sure the future of TV is an aggregated list of "channels" - where each channel is a broadcaster-specific-themed or branded content portal (instead of a single channel of live video for each one).

Inside that "page", will be iPlayer-like content branded by that content provider, plus a selection of live events. Especially for sports. For example, instead of Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sports 2 etc, there would be a "Sky Sports" content channel, that contains on-demand content, plus live events.

Same again for Viacom (for example) - there would probably be a separate "MTV" channel, containing a whole selection of "16 and pregnant" stuff along with a small selection video charts based on sub-genre - then Nickelodeon (for example) would be another "channel" that you can select, which inside it has a bunch of programmes for kids to select from, with maybe some live streams in there for events.

Eventually, I don't think people will be allowed to record things any more, what will happen is that each "channel" will make the content available for a set period of time only.
Yes, that's similar to my thinking. Material will be available for a fixed or indeterminate period, but you will be able to 'buy' it if you want to keep it.

The existing concept of having hundreds of live channels in packages as now will disappear. It will all be on demand so you can see what you want, when you want it.
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Old 30-06-2017, 17:22   #3501
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I know some here use NBC Sports for viewing Premier League games not available on British TV, those that do should be aware that from next season an extra subscription will be required for 130 of the 380 games.
NBC are introducing a new Premier League Pass service for those 130 games.

http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/20...r-programming/
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:10   #3502
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I know some here use NBC Sports for viewing Premier League games not available on British TV, those that do should be aware that from next season an extra subscription will be required for 130 of the 380 games.
NBC are introducing a new Premier League Pass service for those 130 games.

http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/20...r-programming/
I saw this luckily my friend in the US has said they'll be subscribing to this new service too.

I await now for someone to call me evil and bad and state i'm going to tvland hell for accessing content not in the uk.
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Old 01-07-2017, 16:22   #3503
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I saw this luckily my friend in the US has said they'll be subscribing to this new service too.

I await now for someone to call me evil and bad and state i'm going to tvland hell for accessing content not in the uk.
I shall be joining you in the burning fires of hell too.
Like you I am lucky enough to have my friend in the US tell me they will sub to the new service for me (and it just goes to show that if you treat people well they reciprocate your kindness as my friend has refused my offer to wire the $50 to them!)

Before I am condemned to hell with any asinine quotes about the misuse of computers act I would point out that despite the fact that I could use my US login for free access to most sports and TV content I do actually pay for both and only use the service for those things not available on British TV.
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Old 01-07-2017, 19:12   #3504
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I shall be joining you in the burning fires of hell too.
Like you I am lucky enough to have my friend in the US tell me they will sub to the new service for me (and it just goes to show that if you treat people well they reciprocate your kindness as my friend has refused my offer to wire the $50 to them!)

Before I am condemned to hell with any asinine quotes about the misuse of computers act I would point out that despite the fact that I could use my US login for free access to most sports and TV content I do actually pay for both and only use the service for those things not available on British TV.
I gave my friend access to my skygo in return for access to their directv, i think i got the better deal though lol.
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Old 02-07-2017, 13:30   #3505
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I'm about to cancel my sub to Netflix, all the really good stuff has been watched and is now finished....
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Old 02-07-2017, 14:17   #3506
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I'm about to cancel my sub to Netflix, all the really good stuff has been watched and is now finished....
That's the beauty of monthly contracts; drop them for a few months and join again when a bunch of new stuff has been added,
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I gave my friend access to my skygo in return for access to their directv, i think i got the better deal though lol.
I think you did too.

I think its fair to say my friend belongs to the liberal wing of American society,
she has become very paranoid since Trump's election so I gave her my login to a small, obscure, off the radar VPN service I have access to,
she's happy as Larry with this arrangement and I'll leave it to others to determine which of us got the better deal
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I'm about to cancel my sub to Netflix, all the really good stuff has been watched and is now finished....
Time to look at what Amazon has to offer!

Have you tried Now TV?
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Time to look at what Amazon has to offer!

Have you tried Now TV?
I had Amazon for a month OB, watched a few things, but I find that Netflix has more to offer that suits our tastes, but as I said we have watched everything that we liked, as for Now TV, not sure if I could go back to watching stuff in SD, or has that changed, do they have HD broadcasts?
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I had Amazon for a month OB, watched a few things, but I find that Netflix has more to offer that suits our tastes, but as I said we have watched everything that we liked, as for Now TV, not sure if I could go back to watching stuff in SD, or has that changed, do they have HD broadcasts?
Now TV is 720p, which is actually HD quality.

Good pictures on my 48" screen. Why not try it for a month? Only 6.99 for the Entertainment Pack.
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