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Old 11-08-2019, 21:21   #6061
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I imagine a lot of the content shown by streamers is either bollocks or repeats
Well probably as everyones taste is different but there is a bit more control on what gets streamed i think.
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Old 11-08-2019, 21:24   #6062
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As with all pay-tv.
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The Premier League TV rights you predicted several times would be bought by one of the big streaming companies , Well that has certainly not happened as anybody can see.

You also predicted the demise of Linear TV but alas that prediction seems to be akin to changing the goalposts when it suits your convenient narrow agenda.

Then you yourself have predicted that you would abandon being a Pay TV customer to switching totally to subscribing to streaming subscriptions but alas that seems to have tanked lately as its obvious that someone else is wearing the trousers in your household.
You have totally ignored the timescales I attached to those statements! I think you have a perception issue, Den.
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l suppose your idea of a timescale is how long is a piece of string...
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l suppose your idea of a timescale is how long is a piece of string...
No. 2022 for the Premier League and 2035 for the demise of linear channels. That is what I have said, very clearly, throughout. It beats me why you are so confused about this. These are the only years you have to remember, and by the way, they haven't happened yet!
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No. 2022 for the Premier League and 2035 for the demise of linear channels. That is what I have said, very clearly, throughout. It beats me why you are so confused about this. These are the only years you have to remember, and by the way, they haven't happened yet!
Very clearly as a description of something is a bit different to what you famously quoted here 4 and a half years ago then..

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I appreciate that there are things that need to be sorted out first, such as giving everyone access to broadband at an appropriate speed, but I do think that this is about 10 years + away. I'm sure it will come, though.
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Someone set me a reminder to come back here in 2022.
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Very clearly as a description of something is a bit different to what you famously quoted here 4 and a half years ago then..
Again, Den, that is about broadband coverage, not the demise of linear channels. Are you deliberately trying to confuse everyone?
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I think you are confusing everyone by repeating the same points with revised dates.

If broadband isn't solved for ten years from 2015 why will the Premiership in 2022 be any different from 2019?
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Again, Den, that is about broadband coverage, not the demise of linear channels. Are you deliberately trying to confuse everyone?
No confusement on my part as that lies elsewhere...
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:13   #6071
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Ah, is that the source of the confusion? What I was referring to was access to broadband at an appropriate speed. I did say that very clearly in the quote.
So you say, every time I remind you of it. I suspect you’ve said it so often you’ve convinced yourself it’s true. However I provided the link to the thread from 2015 so anyone sufficiently curious can read the context and the wider discussion and see for themselves that when you first climbed on this hobby horse of yours, you really did think it would be all over for the linear channels in around 10 years.

Of particular interest is your response to the point made about the 10-yearly BBC charter review process which, by its nature, would tend to prolong the presence of linear TV channels in decade-long blocks of time. You engaged with that point but somehow managed not to say anything about being misunderstood with regards to predicting the end of linear broadcast in 10 years from 2015.
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So you say, every time I remind you of it. I suspect you’ve said it so often you’ve convinced yourself it’s true. However I provided the link to the thread from 2015 so anyone sufficiently curious can read the context and the wider discussion and see for themselves that when you first climbed on this hobby horse of yours, you really did think it would be all over for the linear channels in around 10 years.

Of particular interest is your response to the point made about the 10-yearly BBC charter review process which, by its nature, would tend to prolong the presence of linear TV channels in decade-long blocks of time. You engaged with that point but somehow managed not to say anything about being misunderstood with regards to predicting the end of linear broadcast in 10 years from 2015.
Had you gone on to read further, in post #129, I clarified my position on that, as clearly there was some confusion about the 10 years. I stated:

Things will look a lot different by 2025, but the process won't be complete by then. I would think in 20 years, the number of linear channels will have diminished to a handful, if that. There simply won't be enough people watching in this way to sustain the advertising.

It is there for you to see in black and white.

As I said, the quote you brought to our attention above was clearly referring to broadband, and even then, a short time after that, I clarified that full broadband coverage may take a little longer. However, I have stuck to the 2035 prediction I made regarding linear channels and that has not varied. I did not say anything about that 'contradiction' because there wasn't one. The 10 years referred to broadband coverage, which I said would make things look rather different.

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How will people consume news - you know the popcorn out stuff - disaster coverage of tsunamis, missing teenagers, earthquakes, volcanos and explosions in white countries other than on a 24/7 linear channel?
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How will people consume news - you know the popcorn out stuff - disaster coverage of tsunamis, missing teenagers, earthquakes, volcanos and explosions in white countries other than on a 24/7 linear channel?
I watch Sky News Live via youtube. Streaming for news already exists if you want it.
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It's still a linear broadcast, it's the method of delivery that's different.
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