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Old 24-10-2017, 17:48   #61
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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Which is why, in my view, Virgin needs to acquire UHD content that Sky and BT don't have.

Think Virgin Media exclusives on demand in UHD, other streaming services in UHD, and so on. I trust that Eurosport UHD will come to VM as soon as it is launched as well.

Hopefully, the BT wholesale deal can be upgraded before the existing contract comes to an end in 2019 and we can get their sports channels in UHD as part of that new contract, although I suspect that nothing will be forthcoming until 2019, assuming BT are still in the game by then.

As for Sky Sports - when is our existing contract due to be re-negotiated? I don't think Sky will actually withhold UHD, but they might want a pretty packet for it. However, that ceases to be an issue if Amazon come marching in!
come on OB you know sky well enough don't you no chance they let anyone else ever have UHD sports or SA
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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"Separately, having operated a FTA demo version of Funbox 4K/UHD for the past year, Eutelsat and SPI have recently switched from the demo loop to a full channel. Funbox will also start to be encrypted from October 22."

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2016...mazon-fire-tv/
i messaged Funbox last week on face book and got this replie back

" We are looking forward to launching our channels with more platforms in the UK. So far we broadcast two Polish language channels on Virgin Media but not The International Ones "

defo not a NO then
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come on OB you know sky well enough don't you no chance they let anyone else ever have UHD sports or SA
The members on here have told him that Dave but alas its very hard to convince someone as stubborn as a Alabama tick.
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come on OB you know sky well enough don't you no chance they let anyone else ever have UHD sports or SA
They said that about Sky HD channels once, Dave!

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The members on here have told him that Dave but alas its very hard to convince someone as stubborn as a Alabama tick.
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Old 24-10-2017, 21:21   #65
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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They said that about Sky HD channels once, Dave!

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you know fine well only got them because VM sold sky it tv channels OB more chance of snowing in hell forever than sky letting anyone have UHD sport or SA
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you know fine well only got them because VM sold sky it tv channels
And Sky VOD and Sky Sports Red Button? All in exchange for half a dozen dead-in-the-water channels?
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you know fine well only got them because VM sold sky it tv channels OB more chance of snowing in hell forever than sky letting anyone have UHD sport or SA

That's absolute nonsense to make comments like " will never happen", or " more chance of it snowing in hell forever " it's already been pointed out to you by both OB, and SP, that deals were done with Sky to get HD channels, and Sky VOD and Sky Sports Red Button, so you can never say that another deal wont happen.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

I'm just guessing, but new content coming from USA is starting to be available in UHD (the derisible, Inhumans series, for example) on-demand on Sky Q boxes.

Eventually there's going to be a "live" option in red button or a new channel to watch this content. Whether this just shares bandwidth with the Sports content (on non-sports nights) who knows.

Eventually Sky will hit a critical mass of Sky Q 2Tb customers with the £12 Sky Q Multiscreen subscriptions to make a full time UHD channel viable. Given the current growth figures for Sky Q then that shouldn't be very far away, hopefully.

Given that less than half of Sky customers take Sky Sports now, it's more likely to be a channel showing US imports and Sky Original productions, i.e. a Sky Atlantic UHD channel.

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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

So the 2018 World Cup will be shown in UHD. Now we know that UHD will come to Virgin in 2018!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...hdr-world-cup/
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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So the 2018 World Cup will be shown in UHD. Now we know that UHD will come to Virgin in 2018!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...hdr-world-cup/
Do we neither the BBC or ITV have UHD broadcasts setup and there's no confirmation they will.
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So the 2018 World Cup will be shown in UHD. Now we know that UHD will come to Virgin in 2018!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...hdr-world-cup/
Its every 4 years and as MM says who say they are going to show it in UHD?.
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Re: UHD on Virgin Media

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So the 2018 World Cup will be shown in UHD. Now we know that UHD will come to Virgin in 2018!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...hdr-world-cup/
You do know that whoever in the UK has the rights has to actually broadcast the UHD feed, right?

That just means matches will be recorded in HDR UHD. What individual platforms do with the stream is up to them. It's perfectly possible that, in the UK, most of it will be transcoded down to 1080i.

VM aren't far off clearing bandwidth. Unfortunately broadband Internet needs most of it. Once the network is SDV / IPTV it's far more doable.

VM are rebuilding some older networks at the moment also. When that's done it should open up some options. For now they would have some areas unable to receive 4k which would probably cause complaints.
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So the 2018 World Cup will be shown in UHD. Now we know that UHD will come to Virgin in 2018!

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...hdr-world-cup/
since bbc or itv don't have UHD and unlikely too by June no
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since bbc or itv don't have UHD and unlikely too by June no
Oh, I think the World Cup is a sufficient incentive for the BBC to bring this to us in UHD on the BBC I-Player. Nothing has been confirmed yet but watch this space!
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Oh, I think the World Cup is a sufficient incentive for the BBC to bring this to us in UHD on the BBC I-Player. Nothing has been confirmed yet but watch this space!
They are already trialling UHD on iPlayer now.
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