£50 Tivo activation fee! must be the new word for lifetime subscription.
BT is installing Fibre To the Cabinet in a large number of exchanges in the South East of England where there is no Virgin Media coverage in the next 12 months. This includes my mum's exchange where there is no Virgin Media coverage. So it is actually a fibre optic connection apart from the last piece of copper wire of a few tens or a few hundreds of feet to the home."Get superfast Fibre Optic Broadband down your phone line"
Surely I'm not the only one to see glaring error in that statement???
Our phone lines are copper. How are VM going to magically transform them into Fibre?
Surely it should say "get superfast broadband at speeds equivalent to Fibre"?
I thought Sky Go was only SD (since it works on even a bog standard copper wire ADSL Max connection)? Virgin Tivo over BT Infinity will be HD. I thought you of all people appreciated the massive benefits of watching a program in HD rather than SD?Sky's delivery of programmes over broadband is already pretty well established, and is about to get better with Sky Go Monthly. If you have BT Infinity and want streamed/VOD pay tV, why wouldn't you go direct to source?
If you subscribe to Sky Sports to watch the F1, Murdoch gets your money, no matter what intermediary it goes through first.Anything that allows me directly paying money to the monopolistic Rupert Murdoch empire in favour of the merely free market loving Richard Branson would give me the greatest possible pleasure.
Unfortunately quite a few of the channels like National Geographic (the sole home of aviation related programs of almost any kind on Uk television for non torrented and therefore legal programs) are only available in a bulk package from Sky or Virgin. Only some channels like British Eurosport are prepared to sell themselves on a completely freestanding basis.I can't see a future in a box which acts like a PVR with TV packages and the rest but actually is an IPTV unit. Why not go straight to IPTV?
Just buy the channels you want, direct from source, not give an intermediary a cut.
I reckon Virgin will fight another legal case against Sky if they try to pull that trick.Bet you a tenner he puts F1 on SS3 or SS4 so Virgin don't get it in HD.
They pull that trick all the time. I can get Ss1 and SS2 on Topup Tv, but they put just enough on ss3 to make that unattractive.I reckon Virgin will fight another legal case against Sky if they try to pull that trick.
We looking a short distance into the future here; disintermediation will be the order of the day.Unfortunately quite a few of the channels like National Geographic (the sole home of aviation related programs of almost any kind on Uk television for non torrented and therefore legal programs) are only available in a bulk package from Sky or Virgin. Only some channels like British Eurosport are prepared to sell themselves on a completely freestanding basis.
A box like an internet radio which can tune in to any channel. Could also be a PC, a console or built in to the tv.When you talk about something being an IPTV unit rather than a PVR I'm really not quite sure what you mean?
I have three Reciva Logik Internet radios I picked up from Dixons for £35 each.A box like an internet radio which can tune in to any channel. Could also be a PC, a console or built in to the tv.
How patronising.If you think that we are now going to have individual subscriptions with each channel we watch then dream on. Apart from anything else Mr and Mrs Average find 20 monthly subs to pay far too complicated.
Marketing is important, but you are dead wrong if you think content isn't the primary driver.Channels mainly prosper due to marketing and where they are in the EPG as much as due to decent content.
Again with the patronising.What people want is something that all their neighbours have and that marketing men tell them is the best thing sliced bread.
You need both. If it's not worth reading noone would buy it. People are not the idiots you seem to think they are.Take T3 for instance. Do people really buy it because its actually interesting or worth reading or simply because it has a jazzy cover with a stylish image and a distribution deal with all of the country's main magazine wholesalers?
They aren't at all neutral about their premium and excessing pricing on the 4,500 UK phone exchanges where they don't have their own LLU phone equipment.I don't think Sky sees itself as a fibre to the home provider. They are top smart to go down that high cost low margin route. Instead they are positioning themselves as delivery system neutral. Sky Sports is on satellite. DTT, cable, mobile, games console and internet.
Yeah, i already posted something about this a while ago, had a conversation with someone at Virgin Media. They are already trialling it somewhere in Wales.A friend of mine has just done a customer survey for Virgin Media, and come across the attached question! Just hope it's progressed!
Sky charges a lot more for its ADSL broadband on the 4,500 UK phone exchanges where it doesn't have its own LLU equipment even though it only provides up to 8Mbps ADSL Max via BT Openreach in those areas instead of up to 24Mbps ADSL2+.Eh? I don't understand what point you're making?