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Old 01-03-2017, 08:09   #1126
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Yes, and the good bit of news I have picked up from this is that you will be able to retrieve programmes from the cloud for up to 9 months. I'd like it to be for a year, but this is better than I thought it would be.


We’ve also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live. And YouTube TV offers dozens of additional cable channels, so you won’t miss out on the latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies from USA or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo. You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge. In total, YouTube TV gives you access to more than 40 networks,” advises Oestlien.

A cloud DVR, with no storage limits. “With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine months,” says Oestlien.

A service that works great on all a user’s screens. “You can watch YouTube TV on any screen—mobile, tablet or computer—and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV works on both Android and iOS. And your cloud DVR goes with you, so you can stream your recordings on any device, whenever and wherever you want,” he says.

YouTube Red Originals. “With a YouTube TV membership, you can watch all of our YouTube Red Original series and movies right on the new YouTube TV app,” he notes.
Six accounts, one price. “Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. You can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time,” he confirms.

Half the cost of cable with zero commitments. “A YouTube TV membership is only $35 a month and there are no commitments—you can cancel anytime,” he advises.


It's a shame that You Tube currently have no plans to launch the service here.

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...be-35-live-tv/
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:54   #1127
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Re: The future for linear TV channels

Google always say that they'll launch first in their home country and see what choices are available in overseas markets at a later date especially if the service proves a success in the US.

I'd expect to see others announce similar services , certainly Apple at some stage.
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ITV has reported a 14% fall in annual pre-tax profits to £553m as advertising revenues declined by 3%.

The UK's biggest commercial broadcaster said it continued to rebalance and strengthen the business and blamed "wider political and economic uncertainty" for advertising falls.
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George Salmon, a Hargreaves Lansdown analyst, said although the slowdown in advertising spending was likely to be a short-term trend given Brexit uncertainty, challenges remained for ITV.

"Longer-term viewing habits are clearly moving towards a more on-demand set up. This brings the group into competition with Amazon and Netflix, two pretty bruising rivals with deep pockets," he said.

"While continuing to provide entertaining content is obviously essential, building a slick online platform could be just as important."

Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said he expected the company to continue moving away from a reliance on advertising.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:22   #1129
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We live in changing times.
Yes, it's both worrying and exciting at the same time.

Hopefully, now even the broadcast channels are admitting that the future is on demand, those who dismissed the whole idea that the linear channels would have to re-evaluate their approach can see what I was getting at.

This is just the start. It's when the live viewing of our conventional channels really takes a tumble that we will start to see the consequences. I guess the prediction should be 19 years now!
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No more likely even when we have all gone the way of the dodo....
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No more likely even when we have all gone the way of the dodo....
You do know the Dodo is coming back right?
Also mammoths are too.
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You do know the Dodo is coming back right?
Also mammoths are too.
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Old 02-03-2017, 13:01   #1133
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No more likely even when we have all gone the way of the dodo....
It can't be long now, Den, before you have your Emporer's New Clothes moment. On demand is King and ye shall see the light of the new future as heralded by the prophets when all is revealed.
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It can't be long now, Den, before you have your Emporer's New Clothes moment. On demand is King and ye shall see the light of the new future as heralded by the prophets when all is revealed.
Well l do get moments every day but they are what you call senior moments OB and alas it can't be long before you will be accustomed to them yourself.
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The impact of internet delivered services is having a devastating impact on the number of cable subscribers in the US, which ultimately will lead to the reduction in the number of channels. The rot is setting in across the water and this trend has already begun over here. It helps to explain why Sky are falling over themselves to offer deals you can't refuse, just to keep subscribers at a sustainable level.

In my opinion, Sky could slow the trend simply by offering fewer, better quality channels with more original dramas and shows. That would certainly go a long way to help retain subscriptions, as I think the public are tiring of poor quality reality TV and dumbed down documentaries. However, although this may help to reduce the flow of deserting subscribers, it is the streaming services that will ultimately win the day.

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Oh dear l have seen this same chapter of the book many times before methinks.
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Oh dear l have seen this same chapter of the book many times before methinks.
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Re: The future for linear TV channels

TBF to OB even mr Bentley slightly hinted at the future being online streaming in his v6 review.
He said "what people really want is a box where all apps such as netflix, amazon video, nowtv and so on are all one one device." basically.
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TBF to OB even mr Bentley slightly hinted at the future being online streaming in his v6 review.
He said "what people really want is a box where all apps such as netflix, amazon video, nowtv and so on are all one one device." basically.
So what your saying is OB is really John Bentley
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The impact of internet delivered services is having a devastating impact on the number of cable subscribers in the US
0.5% in a year is hardly "devastating".
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