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Old 18-09-2021, 21:47   #376
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You’d only complain if I said it will happen.



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No, they would offer the ‘linear’ broadcast channel due to the current level of broadband penetration. That makes absolute sense.

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It’s transitional, jfman. That’s because it’s only 2021.

Oh, and it costs billions to invest in a linear broadcast channel now, does it? Not long ago, you said it cost buttons to do so. I really hadn’t appreciated inflation was that out of control.
I was quoting the DAZN chairman Kevin Mayer, not you…

https://www.reuters.com/business/med...ys-2021-09-15/
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Old 18-09-2021, 22:41   #377
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No, they would offer the Ďlinearí broadcast channel due to the current level of broadband penetration. That makes absolute sense.
Which is a round about way of saying the customers arenít there. The business mode isnít there.

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Itís transitional, jfman. Thatís because itís only 2021.

Oh, and it costs billions to invest in a linear broadcast channel now, does it? Not long ago, you said it cost buttons to do so. I really hadnít appreciated inflation was that out of control.
As you well know, itís the broadcast part that is buttons.

The contracts BT hold, plus the customer base (and the leap towards an actual business model) that costs more.

I could set up a stall selling fake Pepsi. The fact it looks like Pepsi and Iíve got no customers doesnít mean Iíd command the share price of actual PepsiCo.
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Old 18-09-2021, 23:42   #378
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Which is a round about way of saying the customers aren’t there. The business mode isn’t there.

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I don’t dispute that, so I don’t understand your point. Until high speed broadband is rolled out across the whole country, a supplementary broadcast channel is necessary.

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As you well know, it’s the broadcast part that is buttons.

The contracts BT hold, plus the customer base (and the leap towards an actual business model) that costs more.

I could set up a stall selling fake Pepsi. The fact it looks like Pepsi and I’ve got no customers doesn’t mean I’d command the share price of actual PepsiCo.
So how do you reconcile that with your comment? Let me remind you:

‘While OB relies heavily on the word possibly and twists DAZN’s potential to invest billions in a linear television let’s consider other news articles that have happened recently.’
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I don’t dispute that, so I don’t understand your point. Until high speed broadband is rolled out across the whole country, a supplementary broadcast channel is necessary.

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So how do you reconcile that with your comment?
Could be a while, then…

From April this year - https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...ings/cbp-8392/

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The Government’s target has reduced

The Government’s 85% target, announced in November 2020, is a reduction from its original aim to deliver nationwide gigabit broadband coverage by 2025.

The Government told the Commons Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee that it expects the new target to be met by the telecoms industry delivering 80% coverage by 2025. It said the reduced target reflected how quickly it expected industry could build in areas requiring public funding alongside their commercial roll-out.

The reduced target has been described as a “blow to rural communities”. The Public Accounts Committee raised concerns that rural areas could be ”locked out of gigabit broadband for years to come”.
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Could be a while, then…

From April this year - https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...ings/cbp-8392/
I am aware of that, and this will clearly impact on my original pronouncements on the speed of changing over to streaming only. To what extent, it’s too early to tell.

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that if government priorities result in a slowdown in broadband rollout, this will inevitably impact on the streaming only future that I have put forward.
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Old 19-09-2021, 00:10   #381
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You know the linear broadcasting bit is tiny, right? Like none of the text and tits channels cost billions to run.
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You know the linear broadcasting bit is tiny, right? Like none of the text and tits channels cost billions to run.
Iím still trying to digest the contradiction in your posts between the Ďbuttonsí and the Ďbillionsí.

You are all over the place, mate.
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Iím still trying to digest the contradiction in your posts between the Ďbuttonsí and the Ďbillionsí.

You are all over the place, mate.
I think you should switch off at 10pm rather than continue late night ramblings OB. Iíve been clear throughout that linear channels cost buttons to run relative to the cost of content.

Your persistent wilful misinterpretation of my posts is both tedious and time consuming.
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I think you should switch off at 10pm rather than continue late night ramblings OB. Iíve been clear throughout that linear channels cost buttons to run relative to the cost of content.

Your persistent wilful misinterpretation of my posts is both tedious and time consuming.
I interpret your posts as they are written. If you want to be wilfully vague or obtuse, you are succeeding wonderfully.
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I interpret your posts as they are written. If you want to be wilfully vague or obtuse, you are succeeding wonderfully.
Anyone can use the search facility to find countless posts where I state content is the main cost of any broadcaster regardless of distribution method.

Your word play doesnít distract the rest of us from the fact DAZN investing in BT is a retreat from the glorious streaming future not progress towards it.
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The removal of John Whittingdale, a keen advocate of the privatisation of Channel 4, as minister of state now calls that plan into question. ďIt wouldnít surprise me if Boris just ditches that,Ē said someone who knows Johnson well. ďItís not that popular with the backbenchers, unlike bashing the BBC. I can see No 10 deciding thatís not a fight worth having.Ē

No 10 sources say the move does not signal an intention to change direction but it is understood that the public consultation has led to enough opposition to give Dorries the political cover to ditch it.
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From the ESPNÖ thread.

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BT plan to complete their rollout by 2026 and Virgin by 2028. As far as remotest communities are concerned, they could all be covered by satellite broadband, but Iím unsure whether there are any plans for that.
Yes the commercially viable rollout - this is significantly less than national coverage provided by the current broadcast methods.

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The remotest communities didnít even get hooked up to the electricity until relatively recently, and some may still not have an electricity supply. I donít see why the absence of broadband in these areas would prevent streaming only services to become widespread, as buckeye said, and so I remain of the view that Premiere League sports will be streamed only before many people think.
Streaming services are already ďwidespreadĒ OB - nobody is disputing that they can or they will. The only dogmatic point anyone holds is that you have that linear must end.

A few hundred thousand homes would be a critical mass from which it would still be viable for Sky, BT or anyone else to maintain a linear presence of key content.

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The only question is which streaming services will they be? Clearly, Amazon and DAZN are already committed. Disney and Discovery are also hot contenders.
And Sky also stream, I fail to see why that gets discounted almost every time you consider a whoís who of broadcasting. You seem to view streaming as distinct from the television market as a whole which Iíve reminded you on a number of occasions it isnít. The vast, vast majority of viewers use all the tools at their disposal (streaming, linear, recording) to enjoy TV.

Clearly DAZN are committed to linear broadcasting if they are weighing in to the tune of billions.
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And Sky also stream, I fail to see why that gets discounted almost every time you consider a whoís who of broadcasting. You seem to view streaming as distinct from the television market as a whole which Iíve reminded you on a number of occasions it isnít. The vast, vast majority of viewers use all the tools at their disposal (streaming, linear, recording) to enjoy TV.

Clearly DAZN are committed to linear broadcasting if they are weighing in to the tune of billions.
Iím sure you are getting muddled here, jfman. Of course Sky and others stream. There is no dispute about that.

If conventional TV costs buttons, then clearly the billions you are talking about must relate to content, which in turn can be used for streaming only when the conventional channels close. In the meantime, both services will operate side by side.
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Iím sure you are getting muddled here, jfman. Of course Sky and others stream. There is no dispute about that.

If conventional TV costs buttons, then clearly the billions you are talking about must relate to content, which in turn can be used for streaming only when the conventional channels close. In the meantime, both services will operate side by side.
It does indeed relate largely to content (and existing customer base). If it were as easy as you continuously claim a streamer would just sit back and pick off the rights one by one. However we both know thereís no business model that can fund top end rights that excludes a proportion of the population by not being technology neutral.
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