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Old 11-11-2017, 23:11   #3331
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Well, if no-one is pulling our leg, that is very good news indeed.

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If it is indeed Amazon, there appeared to be some sort of hitch the first time around. There were rumours that Liberty Global had prevented it from launching, but I have my doubts about that, because that flew in the face of what John Malone said before about content.

Possibly, the delay was related to the new Amazon channels (some of which are the same as available already on Virgin) or maybe there were technical issues. I hope that this time, the rumour is correct and that nothing will now get in the way of the launch.
Well it is underwhelming as when virgin media plays games, I just go to the Amazon app on my smart tv no need to wait
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:07   #3332
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If it is indeed Amazon, there appeared to be some sort of hitch the first time around. There were rumours that Liberty Global had prevented it from launching, but I have my doubts about that, because that flew in the face of what John Malone said before about content.

Possibly, the delay was related to the new Amazon channels (some of which are the same as available already on Virgin) or maybe there were technical issues. I hope that this time, the rumour is correct and that nothing will now get in the way of the launch.
It was reported at the time that VM were up for Amazon but the parent company LGI over-ruled them so this is more substantial than a rumour. Fries does mention Amazon as a big threat. https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...st-challenger/

Now that Disney is removing its content from other channels and services, I can see its new on-demand service appearing on VM but that has a launch date of two years hence.
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:36   #3333
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It was reported at the time that VM were up for Amazon but the parent company LGI over-ruled them so this is more substantial than a rumour. Fries does mention Amazon as a big threat. https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...st-challenger/

Now that Disney is removing its content from other channels and services, I can see its new on-demand service appearing on VM but that has a launch date of two years hence.
Disney already has it's own service has done for 2 years disneylife.
Although not the new upcoming service from Disney but one suspects Disneylife will morph into the upcoming service from Disney.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:00   #3334
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Well it is underwhelming as when virgin media plays games, I just go to the Amazon app on my smart tv no need to wait
Not everyone has a smart TV though.

I would be very happy to get Amazon on the V6 because then I can bookmark all the stuff from there I want to see on 'My Shows'..
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Old 12-11-2017, 14:11   #3335
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Not everyone has a smart TV though.

I would be very happy to get Amazon on the V6 because then I can bookmark all the stuff from there I want to see on 'My Shows'..
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Not everyone has a smart TV though.

I would be very happy to get Amazon on the V6 because then I can bookmark all the stuff from there I want to see on 'My Shows'..
Very true good sir. I don't know why we're missing the amazon app. surely amazon would want to be on tivo v6? I want that and my wwe network app....give me that and ill roll on the floor and let richard branson tickle my belly as i sign a 12 month contract
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Old 13-11-2017, 10:34   #3337
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Very true good sir. I don't know why we're missing the amazon app. surely amazon would want to be on tivo v6? I want that and my wwe network app....give me that and ill roll on the floor and let richard branson tickle my belly as i sign a 12 month contract
At a guess, I reckon it's the Amazon channels that are the issue, although if I were Virgin, I wouldn't be too worried about them.
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Very true good sir. I don't know why we're missing the amazon app. surely amazon would want to be on tivo v6? I want that and my wwe network app....give me that and ill roll on the floor and let richard branson tickle my belly as i sign a 12 month contract
I think it's more likely to be a case of whether VM want Amazon on the V6.
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Tivo have hired a new CEO i'm unsure if this will affect VM in anyway though http://www.cordcuttersnews.com/tivo-hires-new-ceo/
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Interesting...

Regarding Amazon this could go either way as the previous CEO was all for adding it. The new one may have other ideas. Optimistically, perhaps the earlier attempt to add it was aborted so as to let the new CEO decide what to do.
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Interesting...

Regarding Amazon this could go either way as the previous CEO was all for adding it. The new one may have other ideas. Optimistically, perhaps the earlier attempt to add it was aborted so as to let the new CEO decide what to do.
This will be a VM/Amazon decision, nothing to do with the Tivo CEO, surely.
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This will be a VM/Amazon decision, nothing to do with the Tivo CEO, surely.
Oh yes, I read it as VM had a new CEO.

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Amazon are working on a ad supported free version of their Amazon video service. http://www.cordcuttersnews.com/repor...n-prime-video/
I wonder if people would get exactly the same version as those that pay?

How many on here who want Amazon would prefer it for free with advertisements?

Maybe this is the reason for the delay and this is the version what we'll end up with as VM may view this business model as less of a threat to their own core business??
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Oh yes, I read it as VM had a new CEO.

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I wonder if people would get exactly the same version as those that pay?

How many on here who want Amazon would prefer it for free with advertisements?

Maybe this is the reason for the delay and this is the version what we'll end up with as VM may view this business model as less of a threat to their own core business??
They should offer both.
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