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Old 14-05-2019, 10:47   #5296
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Re: Netflix/Streaming Services

But will 'linear programmes' sent over the internet give a better viewer experience than those sent via aerial, satellite or cable?
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I’m sure we’d all agree DAB and FM radio are superior to MW radio for instance.
FM maybe. DAB isn't so great in the UK unfortunately - https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/ca...fix-it-1217586

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But will 'linear programmes' sent over the internet give a better viewer experience than those sent via aerial, satellite or cable?
Depends what you mean by that. Done right it will be no worse that is currently available for picture or sound quality.

However doing it as IP allows it to much more fluid as to how and where you watch. Look at what you can do with 'Watch from Start' on iPlayer for 'Live' channels.
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Old 14-05-2019, 12:37   #5298
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I'd suggest looking at some of the services I've listed above , I believe you'll find they carry lots of linear broadcast channels but then that doesn't fit with your beliefs does it.
For the second time, they are linear channels made available through IPTV, not traditionally broadcast channels.
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Old 14-05-2019, 13:12   #5299
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For the second time, they are linear channels made available through IPTV, not traditionally broadcast channels.
They are the exact same channel , do you even know what you are talking about ? You talk like it's something brand new.

Both Sky and Virgin Media have been distributing linear broadcast channels over IP for ages with Sky Go and VM TV Anywhere or whatever they call it these days.

Your main point was the linear channels would be gone forever clearly not.
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Old 14-05-2019, 13:32   #5300
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They are the exact same channel , do you even know what you are talking about ? You talk like it's something brand new.

Both Sky and Virgin Media have been distributing linear broadcast channels over IP for ages with Sky Go and VM TV Anywhere or whatever they call it these days.

Your main point was the linear channels would be gone forever clearly not.
You are ignoring completely what I am saying.

It should be crystal clear by now that I am talking about the TV channels that are made available by our transmitters, cable and satellite. In other words, the traditional broadcast channels.

I have always said that live TV in the future will be streamed TV, although in my view, anything other than news and sport is not likely to be too popular a means by which people watch by that method. For that reason, they would have to make their streamed services more attractive if the broadcasters wanted them to be available in the future, as the Beeb have done on their i-Player.

The Pluto TV-style viewing experience will still appeal to some, but I think it's only a matter of time before non-live events are watched mainly by way of VOD.

To be clear, it is the method of delivery I have been talking about, not specifically the channels themselves made available by alternative means, although these will not be so popular in time and will decline because simply VOD will be far easier to access. I mean, why would anyone go to the programme they want to see from scheduled programming when it is already displayed prominently to be watched on VOD?
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Hang on is linear surviving the apocalypse after all?
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Hang on is linear surviving the apocalypse after all?
Never said it wasn't. See above post.
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Old 14-05-2019, 18:35   #5303
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Re: Netflix/Streaming Services

While some here think that the media landscape is not in a significant shift away from linear to streaming, Disney don't. They've just taken full control of Hulu, although oddly, Comcast will still own its share for another five years :

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/05/1...he-street.html
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Old 14-05-2019, 19:23   #5304
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While some here think that the media landscape is not in a significant shift away from linear to streaming, Disney don't. They've just taken full control of Hulu, although oddly, Comcast will still own its share for another five years :

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/05/1...he-street.html
I can't think of anyone who doesn't see streaming as a part of the landscape. I myself subscribe to three of them and whether I'm with Sky or Virgin 'on demand' viewing is something I personally use frequently.

Hulu is also losing all NBC Universal content as a result of that deal, obviously Comcast will keep that on their own services. In the UK that will probably be known as Sky and/or Now TV.
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Old 14-05-2019, 20:26   #5305
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I think Comcast will use the Sky brand for their global streamer as they paid so much for the company, but we'll see.

As I said the other week, I don't see in the long term Disney (and the other companies) having multiple streaming services each. I know Disney is known for its kids content and ESPN for its sports and HULU for live tv and drama, but it seems crazy having different streaming services. I expect that the Hulu brand will get dumped and either Disney will use the Disney name for everything, or pick something else with different pricing tiers depending on what you want.

Aka, the short version of that is I expect Hulu to be absorbed into Disney +.
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Netflix to raise prices for UK subscribers by up to 20%.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...box=1559222742

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The streaming company, which has not raised prices in the UK since 2017, is increasing the cost of a standard plan by £1 to £8.99 and premium by £2 to £11.99. The price of a basic plan remains unchanged at £5.99.
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The company is looking to drive revenues from its customers, which number more than 150 million globally, as the company seeks to continue to fund its $15bn (£12bn) content budget and try to keep a cap on long-term costs and debt totalling about $30bn.

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The company, which has 10 million UK subscribers, said new customers will pay the higher rates immediately, while the increases will be implemented for existing users “over the coming weeks”.
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Don't forget though this streaming world will still be cheap as chips Den.
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Don't forget though this streaming world will still be cheap as chips Den.
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