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Old 30-04-2022, 14:03   #496
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Re: The future of television

Some useful information here about the way the government sees the future of TV.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...casters-thrive
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Old 05-05-2022, 14:28   #497
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Re: The future of television

Satellite TV is safe for a few more years.

https://rxtvinfo.com/2022/sky-commit...ing-until-2028

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Despite the recent launch of new internet-based TV services, Sky has committed to continue broadcasting services via satellite for several more years to come.

According to satellite operator SES, Sky has once again extended contracts to use a number of its satellite transponders. New agreements now run until the end of 2028. This builds on a separate contract between Sky and SES that was extended last year.
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Old 16-05-2022, 10:31   #498
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Re: The future of television

I hope all the decent stuff doesn't end up on a premium subscription channel like Di$ney has don to NCIS and The Orville.
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Re: The future of television

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Satellite TV is safe for a few more years.

https://rxtvinfo.com/2022/sky-commit...ing-until-2028

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Despite the recent launch of new internet-based TV services, Sky has committed to continue broadcasting services via satellite for several more years to come.

According to satellite operator SES, Sky has once again extended contracts to use a number of its satellite transponders. New agreements now run until the end of 2028. This builds on a separate contract between Sky and SES that was extended last year.
Oh itís safe much longer than that, OB.

https://www.ses.com/press-release/se...ng-118-million

https://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/...atellites.html

As for using the internet to deliver television on this scale for the whole of the UK Iím not sure we are best placed to lead this revolution.

https://hexus.net/business/news/telc...bottom-europe/
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I hope all the decent stuff doesn't end up on a premium subscription channel like Di$ney has don to NCIS and The Orville.
That seems to be the direction its going: Studio-based streaming services and away from the more cost-effective aggregation by Sky and VM.

The biggest test will be whether Warner Bros Discover renews its licence to Sky for entertainment content or launches these on its streaming service instead.
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I hope all the decent stuff doesn't end up on a premium subscription channel like Di$ney has don to NCIS and The Orville.
that might be for the better though. If the quality stuff is whittled out and selected to go on streaming services you can pay less (e.g. £10/month) for a streaming service with content that you know you want to watch rather than paying £50/month for Sky where you don't watch 99.9% of the stuff.
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that might be for the better though. If the quality stuff is whittled out and selected to go on streaming services you can pay less (e.g. £10/month) for a streaming service with content that you know you want to watch rather than paying £50/month for Sky where you don't watch 99.9% of the stuff.
It's not whittled out by quality, it's whittled out by who owns it be it Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros Discovery etc.

If you and your family only liked content from one studio, that studio's streaming service may well suit you. But I think that's the exception rather than the rule.
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Re: The future of television

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Netflix is looking at launching live streaming for the first time.

The streamer is said to be in the initial stages of development of the capability. Entertainment journal Deadline said its introduction would allow viewer votes on talent contests such as the upcoming Dance 100 (pictured) or reunion shows on the reality-based Selling Sunset

As Netflix faces it much-publicised subscriber erosion and the loss of acquired content back to the broadcasters now running their own streaming services, there is a need to search for new original content, particularly when it faces competition from streamers and networks alike.
https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2022...nment-formats/
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If I had a Netflix subscription that would convince me to cancel. What a load of crap.
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https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...ds-for-5g.html

Doesn't sound like there will be a massive rush for sub-700Mhz from the MNOs.
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