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Old 08-02-2019, 20:41   #556
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If they do that they should make it an additional cost for those wanting to take these services.
It would relate to your subscription package, Raider.
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Another assumption, jfman. No, I'm not saying that, I am saying that Virgin should pay and include that cost in the subscription. Just like they have been doing for the main terrestrial catch-up services.
This all sounds dangerously close to the Eleven Sports model. Pray and hope an existing platform will offer you the oxygen to survive.

Your own link earlier today suggested people were at the end of their tether with increasing costs and less content.
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Old 08-02-2019, 23:19   #558
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This all sounds dangerously close to the Eleven Sports model. Pray and hope an existing platform will offer you the oxygen to survive.

Your own link earlier today suggested people were at the end of their tether with increasing costs and less content.
This post of yours does not make sense to me. What exactly has this to do with Eleven Sports? I think you need to explain this.

People are indeed fed up with paying so much for all those linear channels when there is so often nothing to watch.

Giving people the opportunity of watching so much good content via low cost subscription VOD services is the answer to this.

Things will move on. Consider the current system of conventional TV channels, which costs a small fortune for little good content, with all the stuff available on Netflix, Amazon, etc. In the future there will be no linear TV channels in the conventional sense, so you can exclude that cost.

How do you work out that this is a retrograde step? Please be explicit, because genuinely, I am not sure where you are coming from.

If you subscribe to Netflix, Prime and the Now TV entertainment and cinema passes, you are only shelling out less than £40 quid a month. Compare that with what we are currently paying out for cable/Sky channels now with little on that is worthwhile watching.

I think your emphasis is on sport, and I have not really addressed this in any detail. I would like to be more explicit about this, but sport is a much more complicated factor. However, in the end, I do think that normal competition forces will sort this out. Sky have been quite restrictive in terms of which platforms can watch their exclusive content. Although this draws sports fans to their platform, it ignores those who wish to view these events on other platforms. Media competitors such as Amazon and Disney can break down these barriers, which will increase viewership and increase revenues. Sky do recognise this fallibility in their approach, which explains the recent deal they have agreed with BT.

This is a rapidly changing environment and those that insist that the status quo will be maintained are not coming to terms with the changes that are about to engulf us all.

You can ignore this if you like, but I don't know why you would! Future developments are so much more exciting. Just look at the trends, man! You know it makes sense!
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This post of yours does not make sense to me. What exactly has this to do with Eleven Sports? I think you need to explain this.

People are indeed fed up with paying so much for all those linear channels when there is so often nothing to watch.

Giving people the opportunity of watching so much good content via low cost subscription VOD services is the answer to this.

Things will move on. Consider the current system of conventional TV channels, which costs a small fortune for little good content, with all the stuff available on Netflix, Amazon, etc. In the future there will be no linear TV channels in the conventional sense, so you can exclude that cost.

How do you work out that this is a retrograde step? Please be explicit, because genuinely, I am not sure where you are coming from.

If you subscribe to Netflix, Prime and the Now TV entertainment and cinema passes, you are only shelling out less than £40 quid a month. Compare that with what we are currently paying out for cable/Sky channels now with little on that is worthwhile watching.

I think your emphasis is on sport, and I have not really addressed this in any detail. I would like to be more explicit about this, but sport is a much more complicated factor. However, in the end, I do think that normal competition forces will sort this out. Sky have been quite restrictive in terms of which platforms can watch their exclusive content. Although this draws sports fans to their platform, it ignores those who wish to view these events on other platforms. Media competitors such as Amazon and Disney can break down these barriers, which will increase viewership and increase revenues. Sky do recognise this fallibility in their approach, which explains the recent deal they have agreed with BT.

This is a rapidly changing environment and those that insist that the status quo will be maintained are not coming to terms with the changes that are about to engulf us all.

You can ignore this if you like, but I don't know why you would! Future developments are so much more exciting. Just look at the trends, man! You know it makes sense!

Me neither, OB, another one of the head in the sand brigade.

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Do I detect a touch of realism here?

I will make a prediction that in 2035 we will still be waiting for high-speed broadband coverage to reach 80% of the country.

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If they do that they should make it an additional cost for those wanting to take these services.
Oh dear, shall we have a wee wager on that?

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Another day another article predicting the end of linear TV. I donít see anything particularly worrying for Virgin in there.



The average consumer canít cope with two bills. How will they cope without an EPG and relying on four of five different streaming apps to work out whatís worth watching?

As long as one of those bills is for broadband the existing triple play providers will be best placed to cut through this complexity and give consumers a wide range of content on their phones, tablets, laptops, games consoles and last but not least - televisions.
Not a very good impression of the "average user" as you put it, its fairly simple to pay for what you want to watch, is it not?
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This all sounds dangerously close to the Eleven Sports model. Pray and hope an existing platform will offer you the oxygen to survive.

Your own link earlier today suggested people were at the end of their tether with increasing costs and less content.
People are at the end of their tether, but what they want is better quality content at less cost. That is what streaming services offer us.

I really don't understand the comparison you make to Eleven Sports, you will need to explain that to me!
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