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Old 22-12-2019, 19:56   #1201
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Why would he ? I have superfast broadband available and still watch a mix of linear , recorded and On Demand content.

Many times I end up watching programmes from the TV Guide in fact I find Netflix overwhelming sometimes and give up.
When you get a spare few minutes, just add the films and TV series you like the look of to your watch list. Then, when you later flop down in the sofa after a hard day's graft, just select something from that list.

It must be quicker and more satisfying than channel hopping, surely?

Oh, and whoops, looks like we have three scheduled linear channels closing in January.....

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Old 22-12-2019, 19:59   #1202
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

A music channel and a channel no longer needed since Comcast's purchase of Sky.
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Old 22-12-2019, 20:02   #1203
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A music channel and a channel no longer needed since Comcast's purchase of Sky.
It amounts to less programmes available, and 5Spike is going as well. I think the process has begun. Over the coming months and years, you will see more and more channels cease broadcasting and not being replaced. However, VOD will proliferate and overall we will have more choice.
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Old 22-12-2019, 20:08   #1204
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It amounts to less programmes available, and 5Spike is going as well. I think the process has begun. Over the coming months and years, you will see more and more channels cease broadcasting and not being replaced. However, VOD will proliferate and overall we will have more choice.
Sky announced new channels didn't it ? Sky Crime already available and Sky Comedy coming soon.
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Old 22-12-2019, 21:40   #1205
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H'mm. You may see things differently when superfast broadband comes to your house, Chris.
I can guarantee you I won’t.

My humble 4mbit is more than adequate for Netflix, Apple and Prime TV (and I have all of them), yet right now I’m happily watching the second half of a documentary on BBC4 that I stumbled across.

I don’t want to settle in for an hour of event TV. A little light filler for the 20-30 minutes before the kids go to bed is just what I’m after right now, and the linear tv schedule makes that quick and easy to find.

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It must be quicker and more satisfying than channel hopping, surely?
Nope. But I can accept you may see it that way. Can you say the same for me?

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Oh, and whoops, looks like we have three scheduled linear channels closing in January.....
Two channels I’ve never watched and won’t miss.
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Old 23-12-2019, 08:18   #1206
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Sky announced new channels didn't it ? Sky Crime already available and Sky Comedy coming soon.
Sky Crime has replaced Real Lives, which no longer broadcasts.

Just noticed that Sky Comedy is actually going to replace the Universal Channel, so we've lost three and gained two, I'll grant you that! Keep your eye on Sky Two, though - that is rumoured to be next in the firing line.
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Old 23-12-2019, 10:54   #1207
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Sky Crime has replaced Real Lives, which no longer broadcasts.

Just noticed that Sky Comedy is actually going to replace the Universal Channel, so we've lost three and gained two, I'll grant you that! Keep your eye on Sky Two, though - that is rumoured to be next in the firing line.
I'm going to ask the obvious question as to the ultimate source of the rumour. Is it you? given the number of years you've persisted with the same messages in the absence of any evidence at all.

I've seen you reference it numerous times and not once seen a single other person, on any forum, anywhere.

Even if Sky did close a channel that was ultimately repeats of the main channel, content replicated On Demand, etc. I'd be more worried if they closed down Sky One.

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Why would he ? I have superfast broadband available and still watch a mix of linear , recorded and On Demand content.

Many times I end up watching programmes from the TV Guide in fact I find Netflix overwhelming sometimes and give up.
I see we are still stuck on the Old Boy can't see past his own utopian vision of the future - one he pays £99 a month to Virgin of all people to enjoy!

I'll again reference the point since Tivo/Sky+ have become common not a single subscriber to Sky or Virgin has had to watch a second of live scheduled television, ever. Yet, they do.

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Old 24-12-2019, 09:29   #1208
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It's funny the multitude of streaming services that popped up in the USA such as Sling TV , DirecTV Now , Hulu Live , YouTube TV all carry a huge range of linear TV channels.

Strange that considering they haven't got long left and nobody watches them , In a country were cord cutting is far more advanced than here.
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Old 24-12-2019, 15:51   #1209
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

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I'll again reference the point since Tivo/Sky+ have become common not a single subscriber to Sky or Virgin has had to watch a second of live scheduled television, ever. Yet, they do.
Probably because that's due to live football, and that will always be the case, for me anyway, I'd never watch a recorded football match.
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

The OTT live streaming services don't seem to be doing particualrly well in the US.
Sony is closing down its Playstation Vue service and the other players in the market are raising prices quite considerably.
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Old 24-12-2019, 17:05   #1211
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Price rises were always going to happen being that some of the services are owned by traditional satellite platforms like DirecTV (AT&T) and Dish Network.

It's the same way as Now TV continue to increase prices.
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Price rises were always going to happen being that some of the services are owned by traditional satellite platforms like DirecTV (AT&T) and Dish Network.

It's the same way as Now TV continue to increase prices.
We have Now TV for the next 3 months for £5 and as soon as that finishes we will cancel but everytime we are about to do they offer us another cut price offer for 3 months.
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Probably because that's due to live football, and that will always be the case, for me anyway, I'd never watch a recorded football match.
Good luck with that - Boxing Day and New Year have 9 games in one day, mostly 3 at a time - can't watch them all live
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Probably because that's due to live football, and that will always be the case, for me anyway, I'd never watch a recorded football match.
Indeed, reasonable point made and nor would I. But with 84% of viewing of scheduled content “live” and 16% on catch up/time shift it can’t all be live football.

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Good luck with that - Boxing Day and New Year have 9 games in one day, mostly 3 at a time - can't watch them all live
I think what he’s saying is he’d rather give it a miss/watch highlights than watch a whole game “as live”.
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Good luck with that - Boxing Day and New Year have 9 games in one day, mostly 3 at a time - can't watch them all live
Who does? I'd say that its ppl who follow whatever the team that they do follow will watch them live, the rest could be viewed by highlights

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Indeed, reasonable point made and nor would I. But with 84% of viewing of scheduled content “live” and 16% on catch up/time shift it can’t all be live football.

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I think what he’s saying is he’d rather give it a miss/watch highlights than watch a whole game “as live”.
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