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Old 05-01-2022, 21:12   #481
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Re: The future of television

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It’s a display of content both on Sky and on Netflix.
All of it integrated? Or is it just advertising?
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Old 05-01-2022, 21:14   #482
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It’s a display of content both on Sky and on Netflix.

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I think that would go the same way as 3D. No, it’ll all be fed straight into your brain.
Aggregated content, as you stated?

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Further evidence hereof the need to aggregate content of VOD providers. Sky do seem to get it
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Old 05-01-2022, 22:00   #483
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Aggregated content, as you stated?
Must you pick holes in everything, Hugh?

This is how it is described in a Forbes article (just one example)..

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...nd-tv-service/

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Where the Netflix/Sky partnership really gets interesting, though, is in the way Sky is integrating Netflix content into its onscreen user interface. Rather than having to open a separate Netflix app to find links to Netflix content, recommendations for both Sky’s broadcast and Netflix’s streamed shows will share the spotlight on Sky Q’s homepage. Choose a Netflix show from Sky’s menus and the stream will start playing right away; choose a Sky-hosted show and it will start to download to your receiver for playback.

Netflix content will also be included within Sky’s ‘search’ functionality, making it as easy for your Sky box to find Netflix’s Lost In Space as Sky’s live Premier League Football.

In fact, Netflix will in many ways function like just another channel on Sky’s platform - except that it won’t have a dedicated slot on Sky’s TV Guide, of course.
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Old 05-01-2022, 22:11   #484
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Re: The future of television

We’d not pick so many holes if there were not so many readily available, OB. Sky and Netflix have some kind of deal - the end user pays less. So one (or both) companies is getting less revenue than they ordinarily would. Netflix get some prominence.

It’s not the description of content aggregator you consistently provide.
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Re: The future of television

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Must you pick holes in everything, Hugh?

This is how it is described in a Forbes article (just one example)..

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...nd-tv-service/

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Where the Netflix/Sky partnership really gets interesting, though, is in the way Sky is integrating Netflix content into its onscreen user interface. Rather than having to open a separate Netflix app to find links to Netflix content, recommendations for both Sky’s broadcast and Netflix’s streamed shows will share the spotlight on Sky Q’s homepage. Choose a Netflix show from Sky’s menus and the stream will start playing right away; choose a Sky-hosted show and it will start to download to your receiver for playback.

Netflix content will also be included within Sky’s ‘search’ functionality, making it as easy for your Sky box to find Netflix’s Lost In Space as Sky’s live Premier League Football.

In fact, Netflix will in many ways function like just another channel on Sky’s platform - except that it won’t have a dedicated slot on Sky’s TV Guide, of course.
Like Netflix and Amazon Prime do on VM?

Re "search functionality" when aggregating providers, Sky hasn’t progressed it the over three years since that article was issued - as GrimUpNorth previously posted
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Sky Q also has lots of other apps - iPlayer, Prime, peacock, discovery+, Disney+, Apple TV+ etc but the search only works on the Sky tv guide/on demand OR Netflix.
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Like Netflix and Amazon Prime do on VM?

Re "search functionality" when aggregating providers, Sky hasn’t progressed it the over three years since that article was issued - as GrimUpNorth previously posted
And on the Sky Go app Netflix doesn't get a mention (though they're a couple of things from Peacock).
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Re: The future of television

I’m sure the more objective readers of this forum understand what I am advocating. Deliberate misinterpretation of posts is frustrating and unhelpful and deters people from posting at all.
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I’m sure the more objective readers of this forum understand what I am advocating. Deliberate misinterpretation of posts is frustrating and unhelpful and deters people from posting at all.
To be fair you could say the more objective readers of this forum are just trying to correct your accidental (deliberate??) misinterpretation of the current state of affairs.
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To be fair you could say the more objective readers of this forum are just trying to correct your accidental (deliberate??) misinterpretation of the current state of affairs.
Well, if that suits your mindset. I’m moving on from this nonsense.
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Well, if that suits your mindset. I’m moving on from this nonsense.
If we are certain if anything it’s that you won’t move on from this topic.
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Re: The future of television

The longer this thread gets the less I understand it.
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Re: The future of television

The Sky guide does aggregate content, I think the way OLDBOY means.
It carries viewing recommendations of new content from across all the streaming apps available on the platform and these links take you directly to the programe within the app. This menu updates each day. This is how Sky makes the case for "all in one place".
Virgin stated they were in the market to offer this at least two years before Sky decided to go this way. Yet Sky is now way ahead with streaming services wanting to be part of its service.
This is on Sky Q, I mean.
Sky Glass has similar menu but I haven't used it.
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Re: The future of television

Some interesting info info in this article, worth reading in full. Includes
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At streaming site Paramount Plus, its plan is to accelerate its popularity using live channels, a new feature where its most popular shows and movies go out at scheduled times on 20 genre-themed channels - mimicking traditional TV channels.

"Even in the era of on-demand, there is clearly a strong consumer appetite for reimagined linear channels that provide effortless, lean-back entertainment," says Tom Ryan, president and chief executive of ViacomCBS Streaming, the owner of Paramount Plus.

Whereas at streaming app Struum, its plan is to make life easier by offering streams from numerous other providers all in one place. This means if you sign up you can access 25 sites, from the likes of the BBC, FilmBox, Magellan TV, Tribeca and Tastemade.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60125013
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Some interesting info info in this article, worth reading in full. Includes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60125013
Basically replicating the functionality of the Pluto app, which IIRC they already own?
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Basically replicating the functionality of the Pluto app, which IIRC they already own?
Yes, sounds like the way Pluto works and yes they're owned by CBS Viacom.
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