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Old 21-12-2016, 14:33   #31
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I'm not concerned for me, PB, but for the fate of VM if they don't get into the fast lane!

Are you serious! Re OTT aps, are VM lagging behind Sky, BT or Talk Talk? I can't be bothered to check, but I suspect not.
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Are you serious! Re OTT aps, are VM lagging behind Sky, BT or Talk Talk? I can't be bothered to check, but I suspect not.
The point is, a cable system is capable of doing so much more, and incredibly, Sky's satellite service is developing at speed and although they may be behind today, they will be set to overtake soon. I do find that depressing.
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Old 21-12-2016, 16:00   #33
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The point is, a cable system is capable of doing so much more, and incredibly, Sky's satellite service is developing at speed and although they may be behind today, they will be set to overtake soon. I do find that depressing.

Well, if Sky do overtake VM, the option would be to move to Sky


I don't think people are as ignorant as you seem to think, regarding streamer boxes; anyone who browses Amazon, can't avoid the adds for the Fire TV. And many don't care about streaming services; Freeview or Pay TV is all they require plus catchup services which are built in to Freeview and other provider boxes.


I'm surprised how many people that I meet, not young people, know about Kodi. Sadly, they mainly use it for illegal downloads.
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Re: New content for Virgin Media

Now that the V6 boxes are rolling out, there will be increasing demand for more UHD content. 4k Universe could be the kind of thing that VM may go for - I certainly hope we are not simply reliant on Sky and BT.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/64880...hinese-launch/

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Well, if Sky do overtake VM, the option would be to move to Sky


I don't think people are as ignorant as you seem to think, regarding streamer boxes; anyone who browses Amazon, can't avoid the adds for the Fire TV. And many don't care about streaming services; Freeview or Pay TV is all they require plus catchup services which are built in to Freeview and other provider boxes.


I'm surprised how many people that I meet, not young people, know about Kodi. Sadly, they mainly use it for illegal downloads.
I thought I'd ask some of my acquaintences, young and old, if they knew what Kodi was. Not one of them had a clue.

I think it depends what circles you mix with, passingbat. I am absolutely certain that the majority of the population are pretty ignorant about streaming boxes. Although a bigger percentage may have heard about Fire TV, most people who know about it only appreciate that they can get Amazon on it.
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But then Sky already has an online platform with which to distribute content on its called Now TV , of all the traditional UK pay TV platforms it's probably one of the most forward thinking. Should the Murdochs get the remaining 60% of Sky you could argue it also has the content to back it up.

Sky's content isn't exclusive to satellite viewers it's available on Now TV to anyone with an internet connection.
This is true, but you have to pay extra for Now TV. It should be straight forward for VM and other platforms to simply add Sky Atlantic to their offerings in the same way as for other channels.

Are you happy for non Sky audiences to be screwed over by Mr Murdoch & Co?
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Re: New content for Virgin Media

I honestly think I may struggle to sleep tonight.
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This is true, but you have to pay extra for Now TV. It should be straight forward for VM and other platforms to simply add Sky Atlantic to their offerings in the same way as for other channels.

Are you happy for non Sky audiences to be screwed over by Mr Murdoch & Co?

In the established (non streaming) pay TV world, satellite and cable, Atlantic is a Sky USP. Why would Sky give a USP to VM? The only time that would make sense is if it ceased to be a USP or VM had something to offer Sky in return.
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Re: New content for Virgin Media

Any idea when Virgin will be able to show UHD broadcasts of Sports from Sky and/or BT?

Not much point having a UHD capable box without any decent content.
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Any idea when Virgin will be able to show UHD broadcasts of Sports from Sky and/or BT?

Not much point having a UHD capable box without any decent content.

There are more reasons to get the V6 box than UHD.
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There are more reasons to get the V6 box than UHD.

Perhaps, but as a newbie to Virgin TV could you enlighten me please?
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Old 22-01-2017, 19:04   #42
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Perhaps, but as a newbie to Virgin TV could you enlighten me please?

Way (way) faster than Tivo; Netflix is blisteringly fast to load for me, as is moving around the interface.
6 tuners
For those that need it download some recordings/stream recordings to a phone or tablet.


The faster interface and 6 tuners was enough for me.
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In the established (non streaming) pay TV world, satellite and cable, Atlantic is a Sky USP. Why would Sky give a USP to VM? The only time that would make sense is if it ceased to be a USP or VM had something to offer Sky in return.
Maybe that time will come, with Liberty Media grabbing F1!
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More like this would be good. Seems like we are slowly moving forward at last.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/65718...xclusive-deal/

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Virgin Media squares Full Circle with exclusive deal


UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has acquired three seasons of US drama Full Circle.

The exclusive agreement means Virgin has taken rights to DirecTV-commissioned Full Circle: Los Angeles (season one of the trilogy), Full Circle: Chicago (S2) and Full Circle: Miami (S3).

Virgin has been pushing into exclusive content in order to differentiate against pay TV rivals Sky and BT, previously taking exclusive rights to series including Kingdom and Magic City, as TBI first reported.

Season one of Full Circle, from Neil LaBute, follows a cast of characters such as Tom Felton and Minka Kelly as their lives intertwine before culminating in a devastating conclusion. Season two follows a whistle-blowing cop in Chicago, while season three is set in the midst of a US presidential election campaign, during which a charismatic senator wakes up next to a drugged and beaten prostitute but has no recollection of events.

Season one has been made immediately available through Virgin Media’s on-demand box-sets collection hub, with season two and three launching in April and July respectively.

FremantleMedia International sells the show globally, having acquired rights upon the show’s announcement in April 2013.

Virgin content line-up has been expanding rapidly since former Sky programming boss David Bouchier was named chief digital entertainment officer in June 2015.

Bouchier has scored deals with wide-ranging content deals with Turner and UKTV, and is co-leading a four-title drama-development pact for Virgin parent Liberty Global.

Virgin’s cousin in the LIberty portfolio, All3Media, will produce the selected shows, which will play on Liberty cable platforms around the world.
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Lets hope they continue with this move into content.
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