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Old 02-07-2023, 10:51   #706
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Re: The future of television

That is more likely the US version which is quite different and (as usual for US) much bigger than the UK offering.

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More bad news for loathers of linear. In essence, a cheap way to make a little of dosh out of old content.

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Old 02-07-2023, 11:37   #707
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That is more likely the US version which is quite different and (as usual for US) much bigger than the UK offering.
Probably true, but besides the point.

The notable fact here is that a major film and TV studio is using platforms designed for on-demand TV to launch *scheduled* broadcast services. This demonstrates the point many of us have been making here for years, namely that these services are seen as convenient for consumers and cost-effective for providers.
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If itís like Pluto TV, there is a live TV or on demand option available.
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Re: The future of television

The older generation are now taking to the streaming habit in greater numbers, according to Ofcom.

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The UK regulator Ofcom says it has seen a steep decline in mass audience moments with fewer numbers tuning into the traditional linear channels.

According to today’s Media Nations Report, there is for the first-time evidence of a significant decline in broadcast TV viewing among older audiences. Over-64s watched 8% less broadcast TV in 2022 than in 2021 and viewing was 6% lower than in 2019 (the last pre-pandemic year).
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Old 04-08-2023, 12:42   #710
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Re: The future of television

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The TV set remains the most-used device for watching video content, accounting for 82% of total video viewing, with live broadcast TV making up the largest proportion of this time.
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Old 03-10-2023, 17:15   #711
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Re: The future of television

Who are these maniacs who plan their daily schedule around linear TV scheduling?

I regularly get home from work and watch News at Six anytime between 7pm and 8pm while making dinner.

I do not have cable TV or a TV aerial in the house so rely on the broadcasters web platforms.

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Old 03-10-2023, 18:29   #712
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Who are these maniacs who plan their daily schedule around linear TV scheduling?

I regularly get home from work and watch News at Six anytime between 7pm and 8pm while making dinner.

I do not have cable TV or a TV aerial in the house so rely on the broadcasters web platforms.

Freely cannot come soon enough.
Iím not sure very many people plan their evenings around scheduled TV Ö home video recorders have been a thing for 40 years now. I do like to see the news at 10 though Ö sort of helps me wind down for bedtime.

Youíre right about Freely though, navigating through multiple broadcaster apps is a pain if all you want to do is see what they have scheduled. I still refer to the Freesat app on my iPad for that - it has a full 8 day forward EPG, and an 8 day retrospective guide so you can see what you missed and therefore whatís likely to be on the broadcasters apps.
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Iím not sure very many people plan their evenings around scheduled TV.
Well I certainly dont, since I work evenings.

I watch most of mine between midnight and 3am (downloaded copies).
I do watch some on Saturday/Sunday evenings (unless I'm at the cinema).
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Re: The future of television

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/ee-tv-...rival-31220273

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Watch out Sky - EE unveils new way to watch TV that brings back most-wanted feature

EE is taking aim at Sky with a new TV box that offers a swathe of features including the ability to record right on the device itself.

Sky is about to get a new rival that is bringing back a very popular feature. EE - which is most famous for its speedy mobile network -has just announced the launch of its new TV Box Pro at an event in London. It gets all the functions you'd expect - including access to streaming apps - but it also packs an in-built hard drive for storing content and even recording four shows at the same time.

Although Sky Q has long had this functionality, more recent gadgets such as Sky Glass and Sky Stream have moved away from physical hard disks with content now held on the cloud instead.
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Itíll never take off
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I think this is a rebranded BT TV box as they will be prioritising the EE brand for consumers and the BT one for organisations.
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Itíll never take off
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https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...purchases.html

Oh dear, oh dear. Another success of the streaming future.
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Oh dear, oh dear. Another success of the streaming future.
Purchasing digital content that remains on the host seems stupid to me. Renting is one thing but buying not a chance.
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Purchasing digital content that remains on the host seems stupid to me. Renting is one thing but buying not a chance.
Sadly they donít always give you a rental option. In fact these days it seems the rental option appears on the major services (Apple, Prime) between 4-8 months post theatrical release, pretty much in the time frame you would once have gone to PPV on Sky or VM, and after that it vanishes and the title becomes purchase only.

I wanted to watch M3gan with my youngest, who is a big horror movie fan but wasnít quite 15 when it came out in the cinema. It eventually appeared to rent and to buy but by the time we had a Sunday afternoon free to actually watch it together the rental option had gone. So I had to purchase. I have purchased only once or twice in the past and would only ever do so via Apple or Prime because content delivery is at the heart of their business models. Iíd never rely on any service delivered by an ISP other than the actual bandwidth itself.
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