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Old 30-10-2017, 20:27   #136
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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I don't know why you say that, Den. The future hasn't arrived yet. I'm beginning to think you are lost in the space/time continuum.

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No mention of the Winter Games being brought to us in UHD, which is a bit disappointing.

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/20171030...#axzz4x1InQRrr
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There's plenty of optimism going around, Den, you just like to focus in on the dark side!

Did you see that the Blue Planet II series had been filmed in UHD? It's only a matter of time, old chap!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...d-wows-cannes/
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Exactly - VM customers being at the bottom of the list.
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Old 31-10-2017, 17:32   #139
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There's plenty of optimism going around, Den, you just like to focus in on the dark side!

Did you see that the Blue Planet II series had been filmed in UHD? It's only a matter of time, old chap!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...d-wows-cannes/
Both Bounty Hunters and the latest series of Strike Back are available on Sky in UHD , Sky seem to be ordering their new originals in the UHD format.

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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

With Sky rolling out a non dish FULL TV service next year VM have quite a bit to be worried about IMO especially with lack of UHD on their system.

With people being able to take SKY who couldn't before (myself included cos of a great big tree in the sight view) more people may be likely to at least TRY 12 months with SKY if they want UHD in their lives.

Unlike 3D, UHD will be here to stay IMO and with VM having no channels of their own to barter with they are left to the whim of BT and SKY to A) let them carry the UHD channels and B) get them a decent price that won't leave VM customers fuming at price hikes.

ADD Amazon, Netflix to that equation and even the naughty KODI boxes which can stream UHD and VM might struggle to keep up over the next few years.

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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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with VM having no channels of their own to barter with they are left to the whim of BT and SKY
Please can you list all the times Sky and BT have successfully "bartered" their channels?
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Please can you list all the times Sky and BT have successfully "bartered" their channels?
You are right, spider, although this is a common misconception. BT's sport channels and their exclusive AMC channel haven't exactly helped them in their negotiations with Sky.

However, VM do need to bump up their exclusive material just to compete with Sky and BT, much as I don't like the idea of material being ring fenced to just one platform. The recent 'Virgin Exclusives' are a step in the right direction.
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Please can you list all the times Sky and BT have successfully "bartered" their channels?
Read again! I didn't say once that SKY or BT had bartered!.

I pointed out that IF VM had kept their suite of channels then they would have had something to barter with SKY about regarding UHD.

VM don't have that tool at their disposal now.

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Read again! I didn't say once that SKY or BT had bartered!.

I pointed out that IF VM had kept their suite of channels then they would have had something to barter with SKY about regarding UHD.

VM don't have that tool at their disposal now.
Also a bit daft to cherry pick (albeit incorrectly on your part) one part of a post which was meant as a whole
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I pointed out that IF VM had kept their suite of channels then they would have had something to barter with SKY about regarding UHD.

VM don't have that tool at their disposal now.
You're double counting the sale options there. You can't then say they should have kept them for UHD content bartering, when you've skipped why they were sold in the first place.

Virgin Media used the sale of their channels to gain access to the content that everyone was asking for at the time they were sold:

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1040...s-channels-sky
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In addition, Virgin Media will receive Sky 1, Sky Arts and VMtv's channel line-up, such as LIVING, Bravo and a soon-to-be-renamed Virgin 1, as part of a wholesale distribution agreement.

The cable operator will also have the option, for an incremental wholesale fee, to offer its subscribers a selection of Sky's basic HD channels, including Sky Sports HD 1, Sky Sports HD 2, and the Sky Movie HD channels.
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No moaning from me as they did the right thing at the right time as l wonder what suggestions those moaning would have had at that time?..
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No moaning from me as they did the right thing at the right time as l wonder what suggestions those moaning would have had at that time?..
those moaning VM did wrong thing would be moaning very big time now that VM didn't have the sky HD channels that's for sure Den
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You're double counting the sale options there. You can't then say they should have kept them for UHD content bartering, when you've skipped why they were sold in the first place.

Virgin Media used the sale of their channels to gain access to the content that everyone was asking for at the time they were sold:

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1040...s-channels-sky
Yup! Absolutely fair point and well made! Didn't remember that part!

Spot on!
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

Despite scepticism in some quarters, the BBC is taking UHD seriously, as evidenced here.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...ndon-5g-trial/
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

It's a 5G trial , still doesn't mean the Beeb will be delivering UHD over the air anytime soon.
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It's a 5G trial , still doesn't mean the Beeb will be delivering UHD over the air anytime soon.
Yep strange that bit was missing from his post.
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