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Old 29-01-2021, 00:55   #8476
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Further update Plusnet are letting people cancel tv penalty free, not even wanting the box back either.
Good move, from a PR perspective and because getting the box back won't have much value in it for them.
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Old 29-01-2021, 03:14   #8477
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Good move, from a PR perspective and because getting the box back won't have much value in it for them.
Plus it gives ex tv customers a pretty decent freeview hd pvr box with most of the main apps on too aka iplayer,itv,all4.my5, netflix, nowtv, britbox, amazon video amongst others.
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Old 29-01-2021, 09:28   #8478
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Plus it gives ex tv customers a pretty decent freeview hd pvr box with most of the main apps on too aka iplayer,itv,all4.my5, netflix, nowtv, britbox, amazon video amongst others.
The problem with that is the players and streamers will no longer be supported, and so they are likely to fail one by one. How long that process will take, I don't know.
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Old 29-01-2021, 10:49   #8479
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The problem with that is the players and streamers will no longer be supported, and so they are likely to fail one by one. How long that process will take, I don't know.
It's a Humax box which is common to BT too so I imagine it will be continue to be supported for a little while yet. However, the apps are now found on most modern Freeview sets these days anyway.
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Old 29-01-2021, 14:19   #8480
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The problem with that is the players and streamers will no longer be supported, and so they are likely to fail one by one. How long that process will take, I don't know.
It's Youview OB which will be supported for a very long time.
More apps are actually in the pipeling Disney+, Discovery+, Acorn tv, Shudder.
Plus it's a freeview HD PVR too.
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Old 29-01-2021, 17:47   #8481
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Old 31-01-2021, 14:19   #8482
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A new free streaming service is being considered, which will present catch-up services from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...eep-us-giants/

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British broadcasters are joining forces to develop a single free streaming app they hope will prevent them being overwhelmed by the US tech giants.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are in talks to build a new service that will aggregate live broadcasts and catch-up programming in one place.


The discussions, hosted by the industry joint venture Freeview, aims to both make it easier for viewers to navigate the proliferation of streaming apps and ensure that British broadcasters have the heft to claim their place on the “homescreen” of smart TVs, in competition with Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney+ and others.

The broadcasters plan to allow viewers to use a single sign-in and to pool audience data to improve programme recommendations. It means that viewers who enjoy a crime drama from the BBC could be recommended one from ITV, for instance.
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Old 31-01-2021, 14:39   #8483
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You can't see anything in the link you posted OB as the newspaper is behind the paywall.
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Re: Netflix/Streaming Services

In effect this would be to IPTV what Freeview is to terrestrial, and Freesat is to satellite.
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Old 31-01-2021, 17:50   #8485
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You can't see anything in the link you posted OB as the newspaper is behind the paywall.
That’s why my post also provides you with an extract from the article, Den.
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In effect this would be to IPTV what Freeview is to terrestrial, and Freesat is to satellite.
The natural next step. The Freeview consultation late last year had a large IPTV element to it, suggesting IP delivery for all channels (that wanted it) where they didn't have universal UK coverage or full hours due to timesharing on DTT. "IP fallback" as they label it.
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A new free streaming service is being considered, which will present catch-up services from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...eep-us-giants/

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British broadcasters are joining forces to develop a single free streaming app they hope will prevent them being overwhelmed by the US tech giants.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are in talks to build a new service that will aggregate live broadcasts and catch-up programming in one place.


The discussions, hosted by the industry joint venture Freeview, aims to both make it easier for viewers to navigate the proliferation of streaming apps and ensure that British broadcasters have the heft to claim their place on the “homescreen” of smart TVs, in competition with Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney+ and others.

The broadcasters plan to allow viewers to use a single sign-in and to pool audience data to improve programme recommendations. It means that viewers who enjoy a crime drama from the BBC could be recommended one from ITV, for instance.
I wonder if this will be in addition to or to replace the current individual services.
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Old 31-01-2021, 23:27   #8488
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A new free streaming service is being considered, which will present catch-up services from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...eep-us-giants/

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British broadcasters are joining forces to develop a single free streaming app they hope will prevent them being overwhelmed by the US tech giants.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are in talks to build a new service that will aggregate live broadcasts and catch-up programming in one place.


The discussions, hosted by the industry joint venture Freeview, aims to both make it easier for viewers to navigate the proliferation of streaming apps and ensure that British broadcasters have the heft to claim their place on the “homescreen” of smart TVs, in competition with Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney+ and others.

The broadcasters plan to allow viewers to use a single sign-in and to pool audience data to improve programme recommendations. It means that viewers who enjoy a crime drama from the BBC could be recommended one from ITV, for instance.
wouldnt that just be a free version of britbox?
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wouldnt that just be a free version of britbox?
Same providers but Britbox is a back catalogue of UK-produced content with some new unique content.

This proposed service is like a combination of ITV Player, iPlayer, 5OD and 4OD and linear channels. These all include non-British-produced content too.

But it would be logical to try and upsell Britbox to users of the new service and keep the interfaces similar.

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You can't see anything in the link you posted OB as the newspaper is behind the paywall.
I'm with Old Boy on this one, Den.

If a unique news item is behind a paywall, then if someone pastes an extract, we are all informed and can discuss it. Otherwise, we would have less to talk about here and we can't have that happening.
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