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Old 10-05-2021, 19:02   #241
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Re: The future of television

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It's incredibly popular light entertainment which taps into the public mood after what the nation has endured in the last 15 months.
LOL, what have you been taking.

Its cheap garbage, right [down] there with all the other "Reality" TV.

(Which has very little to do with actual Reality)

Watching it is an 'Endurance' all of its own.
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Old 10-05-2021, 22:12   #242
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LOL, what have you been taking.

Its cheap garbage, right [down] there with all the other "Reality" TV.

(Which has very little to do with actual Reality)

Watching it is an 'Endurance' all of its own.
Ha ha. Certainly not my cup of tea either but i must respect others' tastes, however poor!
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Old 11-05-2021, 19:50   #243
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Re: The future of television

An interesting read here about the way in which 5G will improve video quality, reduce latency, etc.

https://www.tvbeurope.com/media-deli...d-contribution
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An interesting read here about the way in which 5G will improve video quality, reduce latency, etc.

https://www.tvbeurope.com/media-deli...d-contribution
So deploying 5G cameras in stadiums will get the game faster to streaming services but not linear, over the air ones?

Fancy.
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Old 11-05-2021, 20:48   #245
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An interesting read here about the way in which 5G will improve video quality, reduce latency, etc.

https://www.tvbeurope.com/media-deli...d-contribution
The article is written by CTO of a company selling 5G video production solutions - perhaps the not the most impartial of information providers?

It states it will "reduce the end-to-end transmission latency to 200 milliseconds or less.", but then makes it clear that this is between the camera(s) and the video production - not to the end user.

This is all about on site availability and mobility, not about delivering reduced latency to the end customer.
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Wow, a salesman blogging about how great his product is ... what a surprise ...
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Old 19-05-2021, 19:19   #247
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Re: The future of television

Well, here is a link to an article which appeared in January which will be music to the ears of those who still believe that there will be a place for existing linear channels as well as streamers in the longer term. Not a view I agree with obviously, but I thought it was about time I provided a little light relief for those who rigorously continue to hold to that view.

However, there is a cautionary note in here if you look closely - that is that when you give the audience the opportunity to exercise choice and control the viewing themselves, they will get used to doing so.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...hannels-doomed

All of this against the background of more and more channels closing down, often because the content is going to a streamer.

Those lost recently include:

3 Disney children’s channels
Sky Cinema Disney
Discovery Home and Health
Discovery Shed
Travel Channel
3 MTV channels
VH1

Other channel closures announced:

Fox

Channels which may be closed as a result of AT&T merger with Discovery:

Discovery Channel
Animal Planet
TLC
DMAX
Investigation Discovery
Discovery Science
Discovery History
Discovery Turbo
Quest
Quest Red
Food Network
Really
HGTV
Eurosport 1 & 2

Other channels rumoured to close soon:

National Geographic
Wild
AMC

Change of emphasis to streaming

Channel 4
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Old 19-05-2021, 19:33   #248
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Re: The future of television

Thoughts and prayers for all those struggling to get over the loss of discovery shed.
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the opportunity to exercise choice and control the viewing themselves, they will get used to doing so.
See: Line of Duty ratings.

Since Sky launched Sky+, NTL and Telewest launched catch up there’s been no real need for a significant proportion of households to ever watch BBC content as broadcast. Now with Smart TVs, various Freesat/Freeview play devices.

Yet they do.

Now I wouldn’t pretend for a minute these people don’t also stream. None of the rest of us view this as dogmatically as you do, much like most viewers.

Everyone expects fewer broadcast channels in the future especially as conglomerates consolidate. It’s a long journey to zero. And with every closure someone else moves up the EPG into a more prominent position.

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Thoughts and prayers for all those struggling to get over the loss of discovery shed.
Shed today, ITV1 sometime between now and 20x5.
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[*]]See: Line of Duty ratings.[/LIST]Since Sky launched Sky+, NTL and Telewest launched catch up there’s been no real need for a significant proportion of households to ever watch BBC content as broadcast. Now with Smart TVs, various Freesat/Freeview play devices.

Yet they do.

Now I wouldn’t pretend for a minute these people don’t also stream. None of the rest of us view this as dogmatically as you do, much like most viewers.

Everyone expects fewer broadcast channels in the future especially as conglomerates consolidate. It’s a long journey to zero. And with every closure someone else moves up the EPG into a more prominent position.

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Shed today, ITV1 sometime between now and 20x5.
I would refer you to the title of this thread. It’s not about now.
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I would refer you to the title of this thread. It’s not about now.
So it’s taken about 16 years for various technologies to get ~20% of viewership to stop watching as broadcast for a “must watch” programme. Yet in the next 14 linear TV will cease.

Suppose exponential growth is the big thing of the 2020s.
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Yes, not long to go now.
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Channels which may be closed as a result of AT&T merger with Discovery...
Small point of accuracy but this defines AT&T's strategy. AT&T is not merging with Discovery. It is merging its Warner Media subsidiary with Discovery as part of a move to focus on infrastructure.It will not end up with 100% of Warner-Discovery; it will end up with less than 80%.
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Re: The future of television

I hope Fox doesn't close as I watch Fox HD every Friday for my NCIS fix.
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